How To Assemble The Best ERP Selection Team

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ERP implementation is multi-faceted. Finding the right software, having the correct team, and the best method play equally important roles. Naturally, your ERP system depends on your teams’ capabilities and vice-versa.

That’s why assembling an effective team is crucial to guarantee the results you want. Today, you’ll learn how to do that and choosing the ideal software for said team.

Choosing the members

Sorting through your resources for the right team might not be enough. You need to consider which skills you have and which you need to find. That’s why external consultancy is crucial for most projects.

We’ve worked with dozens of clients. It’s shown us that the best teams can still fail without dedicated expertise on the chosen ERP. Our solutions offer unique insight into the software you’ve chosen.

Skills and experience

Not everyone can be part of your implementation team. Your team members must possess relevant skills for the implementation process. That includes software development, data analytics, project management, and more.

Variety

Your team must be flexible as well. Everyone should focus on certain tasks, but adaptability is crucial. ERP implementation often presents unexpected complications. Solving them appropriately dictates success.

Methodology

As you build your team, lay the general implementation roadmap. You must establish phases: setup, data migration, training, live launch, and more. However, ensure that you can adapt these steps to the software.

Roles and responsibilities

Lastly, tell everyone what they must do. Accommodate these roles to your team’s skills. Don’t hesitate to outsource certain steps if you lack the resources for them.

Finding the best software

Once your team is ready, you should have an idea of what you want to implement. The market is filled with ERP software, and that can backfire when choosing the right system. Creating a selection strategy should be part of your team assembling.

Luckily, Softwarepath’s ACE methodology is a great start. It divides software selection into intuitive and easy-to-remember criteria.

Affordability

Naturally, you ought to filter software depending on what you can afford. Don’t fall for considering initial expenses only. Assess how much it’ll cost to implement, maintain, and upgrade the software.

Culture

Your company and software developers have unique cultures. Some may value certain features and processes more. Consider why you’re upgrading your technology and what the vendor can do for you.

Efficiency

Finally, we can’t forget the system’s features. Be assertive: focus on what you need from the software. Don’t fall for additional features you don’t need right now, which can increase its costs.

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