Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Selecting ERP Software

Not Being Aware Of Exactly What You Need in ERP Program You have to fully understand your needs before looking for a solution to your problem. Do you really need a fully integrated ERP software or best-of-breed program? The answer will be based on the problem you want to resolve or the potential opportunity you are attempting to snag along with the overall size and make up of your enterprise. To illustrate, small to midsized businesses that have restricted spending budgets and minimal means, you should think about selecting ERP that is fully integrated. This system will help you to s...
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ERP Consultant

An enterprise resource planning or ERP consultant is a contractual worker that a company can hire to execute, upgrade and support the ERP systems which link different elements of business into a single central process. As the independent contractor, the ERP consultant is needed in various businesses that control their skills so as to increase efficiency and to amalgamate vendor services. Usually, the expertise of a consultant is judged based on the span of skills and knowledge that the person possesses and the ability that he or she have to render strategic advice, arrange functions inside of ...
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ERP Implementation part 3: Implementing ERP

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 final article, we will discuss that what you have been working so hard for: actually implementing ERP software. Actually Implementing ERP Software When you have selected the right ERP system for your company, you can start thinking avout the actual implementation of ERP. You should know the CSFs by now (your Critical Success factors). If you need to refresh your memeory, please read our first article: Preparing the project. These are the things that hav...
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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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