Three mistakes to avoid when choosing an ERP

  • 25 March 2014
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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is now being considered to be an integral part of an organizational system. Every company is now ensuring that they do not lose the competitive edge by not adopting ERP software. But, implementing ERP without proper knowledge can bring in more harm than good.  We are listing three mistakes to avoid.

1)       Not focusing on the uniqueness of your business

Every business is unique and the ERP software can be designed to suit the needs and requirements of each company. It can give you disastrous results if your company follows suit and opts for ERP software that every other or the rival company is adopting. What can be perfect for others may or may not give the desired results for your organization. So, it’s imperative that you choose an ERP that’s tailored specifically for your organization. Ensure that the software enhances the growth of your company and not hinder it. Don’t hesitate to ask any SAP Business One Service Provider for guidance.

2)       Overlooking or paying less attention during the implementation process

A lack of commitment during the implementation procedure can prove to be harmful. If you spend a lot of money on the best software for your organization and not spending time to implement it properly can be a futile exercise. Be willing to embrace new ideas and concepts during implementation and document the implementation procedure. This will go a long way in ensuring that your business goals are achieved. The responsibility of the management just doesn’t end with the implementation. Following that process with training the concerned team is also very important. Make sure that your SAP Business One service provider is has a hands on approach for the same.

3)       Not investing in the ERP for long term goals

Not keeping long term plans and goals while investing in the ERP software can hurt your organization. It is a software that is supposed to enhance your business, so the key is to choose the right software and the right vendor who can provide a fast and effective implementation. Investing in a software that will prove to be beneficial in the long run too is necessary. Spending only short term plans and avoiding the long term will only increase your costs and waste time. Plan along with SAP B1 service providers to get best results.

Nidhi Batra

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Nidhi Batra is a marketing and brand communication professional with 10 years of experience working in the dynamic B2B marketing environment. She strategizes, writes, reviews a variety of content for demand generation and sales support activities. Having a Master’s in English from Delhi University, she knows how to navigate her readers on insightful journeys with her SAP published blogs and thought leadership content.