ERP systems are inherently expensive and complex, but they’re also essential to the smooth operation of the business. Selecting and installing one is therefore, perhaps the most crucial task that an IT function will ever undertake.
So how can companies ensure that they don’t make expensive mistakes? The following are some key tips to help make the selection and implementation of ERP run more smoothly.
1. Have Clear Requirements
Remember that selecting an ERP system isn’t simply a technical exercise, it affects the business as a whole. The selection process must therefore accommodate the needs of all the departments that will be using the system. It’s also important to identify any features that are specific to your industry.