By definition choosing an ERP Solution is a decision which should be made carefully. An ERP system running your business is analogous to our central nervous system. It is complex, very important to have working effectively and efficiently and should be with you for a long time. Replacing it can be painful and costly. Living with ineffective systems can introduce chaos to your business on just about every level. You need to make the right choice, by doing it once and doing it right. The bottom line is to make sure that your choice keeps your technology options open, uses a long term horizon and ensures that you are set up for success moving forward.
We hope the following tools will assist you in making a great decision. Please contact us if you would like some help in this ‘early definition’ stage. We would like to win your business but in advance of that we are happy to provide comments on what we believe to be best practice and give you some real world examples to consider.
ERP Readiness Check-list
The ERP Readiness Check-list is designed to help companies shape an ERP selection process. A disciplined approach on this phase of the project will reap major rewards further down the line. The Check-list looks at several phases, the desired future, current systems, current issues and requirements.
ERP Implementation Goals
The implementation goals are broken down into the following 6 areas: Streamline business processes, Sales/Revenue growth, Cost Management, Improved Efficiency, Enhanced system flexibility and Happy People and the specifics are in the form of questions. Some goals are related to recurring activities/processes, some are single occurrence examples.