Deploying ERP can be a long and costly exercise. If done wrong it could do a lot of damage to your company. You need to have clear goals and understand what is at stake and what you stand to lose if you don’t do things the right way. Here are nine tips on how to choose the right ERP software to deploy for your organisation:
1. Get the highest upper management buy-in and support
Without the support of management you may find it harder to get certain things done or to get the resources you need to deploy your ERP system.
2. Be clear what your requirements are before you go looking for software vendors
Define the scope of your project clearly. Be detailed and specific about what your needs are so that you can get detailed proposals from vendors.
3. Ask your vendors for references
Follow up on the references and find out from them how they have managed to work with the vendor. Find out from customers what went right or wrong and how they think the vendor could have done things differently or how they can improve on their service.
When you know what you want and you plan accordingly finding the right ERP software should not be a problem.