ERP Implementation part 2: Select the right ERP system

In this multiple part series, we will discuss every step that you will have to take in order to succesfully implement an ERP system. In this second article, we will discuss how you should select the appropriate ERP system for your business. The ERP Selection In this step you need to identify which ERP system is right for you. This is not an easy process. There are many vendors that are interested in your business. To find vendors you can: Search the Internet Talk with your colleagues Speak with consultants or industry associations Read trade publications and journal. Many people...
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ERP Implementation part 1: Preparing the project

ERP Implementation
In this multiple part series, we will discuss every step that you will have to take in order to succesfully implement an ERP system. In this article, we will lay out the first step of ERP implementation: the preprations within your organization. Understanding ERP The term "ERP" is used frequently, but many people don’t know what it is. This term means Enterprise Recourse Planning and it was originally used by manufacturing companies, but today it’s used for any product in a business. When this is implemented in the right way, ERP allows a company to break down their traditional organizationa...
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The causes of ERP Failures

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ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. Multi-module ERP software is used to integrate your business activities across multiple departments. This includes: parts purchasing, product planning, product distribution, inventory control, as well as order tracking. Many multi-million dollar businesses have been transformed by ERP and this has changed the way they do business. You could save millions of dollars by implementing ERP in the right way. This can increase customer- and employee satisfaction and give you competitive advantage in the fast changing marketplace. Many executives are often ...
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