How to choose the right ERP for you

How to choose the right ERP for you

 

Your company has finally grown, you acquired a wide range of products, many employees, maybe you even opened some subsidiaries, however instead of being happy, you worry about all the business processes that you can’t seem to be able to manage any more with your old software. Everybody’s talking and you know it’s finally the time to implement an ERP system. But which one when there are so many options on the market?

We decided to give you a helping hand, by presenting the selection criteria of other customers, based on a research made by Deloitte, which we can fully back up with our own internal data.

According to the study, customers have 10 primary criteria when choosing the right ERP for them, however, the order of these factors varies depending on their experience with enterprise resource planning systems. Therefore, if they are at their first implementation, certain criteria will be of utmost importance in selecting the ERP, but if they already had an unpleasant ERP experience, the order of the criteria will be different.

As such, at the first deployment, companies choose their ERP system based on the following criteria, in this exact order:

  1. Price
  2. How easy it is to deploy the system
  3. How user-friendly the ERP is
  4. Business compatibility
  5. Capabilities
  6. Compatibility of the software with the existing hardware
  7. Scalability
  8. The level of support provided by the supplier (business consultancy)
  9. Documentation quality
  10. References and capabilities of the supplier (business consultancy)

Now, if you are getting ready for your first deployment, the list above should sound familiar, however, we advise you to tear it down and save yourself money, time and stress, by choosing your ERP based on the rearranged criteria, that you can see below. These are the factors that customers value the most at their second deployment, as studies have shown.

  1. The level of support provided by the supplier (business consultancy)
  2. References and capabilities of the supplier (business consultancy)
  3. Business compatibility
  4. Scalability
  5. Price
  6. Documentation quality
  7. Capabilities
  8. How user-friendly the ERP is
  9. How easy it is to deploy the system
  10. Compatibility of the software with the existing hardware

To sum it all up, before starting the digital transformation of your company, more than anything, one should make some research about their prospective partners. After all, an ERP – as amazing as it is – it’s only a tool and it needs the right team to make it shine.

 

 

 

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