It can be an exciting task to replace your legacy systems with an innovative enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
Your new ERP software will help your company as it evolves and grows. However, if you want to ensure that your technology platform provides a strong return on investment, you must choose the right option for your company. This is where the procedure can become somewhat difficult.
Because there are so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which ERP software best aligns with your company's aims, needs, and objectives. Fortunately, you can cut through the clutter by following these five simple steps:
PUT A TEAM TOGETHER
Choosing an ERP software option should not be taken lightly. Your entire team will be impacted by the software you implement, from line-level employees to department managers and everyone in between. With this in mind, you should put together a team of decision-makers to help you find an ERP system.
When assembling your team, we recommend selecting key stakeholders from different departments within your company.
A member of your human resources, accounting, and warehouse management divisions, for example, should be on your team. Each member will be able to look at business challenges from a different angle, assisting you in finding the best platform for your company.
IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS
After that, you and your team should compile an in-depth list of your organization's requirements. The team is able to identify must-have features such as mobile accessibility and automation tools.
When you begin evaluating potential ERP software solutions, you can compare their capabilities to your requirements and must-have feature list. If an ERP does not provide everything you require, you can eliminate it from consideration and shift your attention elsewhere.
GET YOUR STAFF ON BOARD
It can be difficult to get everyone on board with a new piece of software. Some employees, particularly those who are less tech-savvy, may be resistant to the idea of retiring a system with which they are familiar and adopting a completely new platform.
With this in mind, you must be proactive by keeping your complete team informed from the start of your ERP search. Consider sending a company-wide email outlining why you're thinking about replacing your legacy system and encouraging input from your employees.
Once you've decided on a platform, make sure to provide your employees with sufficient training and support so they feel comfortable using the new software.
EVALUATE POTENTIAL PROVIDERS
If you Google "ERP software," you'll be rapidly overwhelmed with a flood of results. Sorting through so many choices can be difficult and time-consuming, but by keeping a few key factors in mind, you can speed up the process.
Consider the following traits during your early evaluation:
- Whether or not the software offers industry-specific options for your company.
- The platform's and services' costs
- The ERP software's reporting features
- How much customization the software offers
Evaluating these core characteristics will allow you to quickly narrow down your list to a few key candidates. You can then delve deeply into each potential solution and begin contacting providers. Consider scheduling a demonstration of your front-runners so you can see them in motion.
FIND AN ERP IMPLEMENTATION PARTNER
The majority of ERP service providers collaborate with approved vendors to help with deployment and implementation. Such a company will organize your deployment, manage your transition to the new software, and make sure that your ERP solution is tailored to your company's unique needs.
Your deployment schedule will be streamlined by any reliable vendor. To maximize your return on investment, the top partners provide pre-launch and post-deployment support.
GET STARTED WITH YOUR IMPLEMENTATION JOURNEY NOW
DimeSoft can assist you in hastening the adoption of your ERP software. Our professionals are experts in implementing and modifying the industry-leading ERP softwares like Acumatica, and Odoo.
To start your implementation process, schedule a consultation with DimeSoft Business Solutions right away.