When it comes to ERP software, there are many options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a system capable of managing your manufacturing or distribution operation or if you are just looking for a basic accounting system to streamline your financial management, the process of finding the right ERP software to match your company’s unique needs can be tricky.
Before you being your search, sit down with key leaders and managers within your organization and determine why you need ERP in the first place. Are you looking to streamline operations? Reduce the time it takes employees to complete essential tasks? Reduce data entry errors? Improve customer service? All of the above?
Determining your need for ERP software will help steer you in the right direction as far as software choices and vendors. If you are looking for a solution to streamline your financial management and accounting, you don’t want to investment in a solution with all the bells and whistles for manufacturing companies (unless you need it). Being smart about your ERP investment requires you to know why you need it in the first place.
Once you’ve determined your need, make sure to collaborate with every department that will be using the system to discover their “must-have” features. Make a list of the top features the system have contain and then make a separate list of the “nice-to-have” but not necessary features. If the solutions you are researching do not contain your “must-have” features, it is not the solution for you.
If you are in the market for a new ERP solution, the above steps are only the starting point on your ERP journey. Download our whitepaper for a full ERP checklist to help you select the right solution for your business.
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