- Manage enquiries, clients easily
- Increase more leads
- Increase efficiency and effectiveness
- Manage team with tasks
- Customized reports
- Central data
- Send quotations
- All info @ 1 location
- Followup for more conversion
Company ERP Benefits
1- IT operational effectiveness:
a. An ERP will bring integration savings with its inherent native interfaces, instead of mostly custom interfaces for legacy systems. Some custom interfaces may still be needed, as the ERP may not address all the business needs of the organization.
b. A savings in platform consolidation, if for example, a single ERP system is implemented. This results in cost savings in system support, training and IT infrastructure.
c. Legacy systems are generally customized and require more resources to support them, so there will be “modernization” savings, as well.
2- A well implemented ERP system will enable the standardization of business processes and the use of best practices, as the ERP will be embedded with the best practices.
3- Information will be more readily available for decision-making, both for planning and for performing individual tasks.
4- It will enable better data management, as there will be better definition and handling of master data (item master, customers, suppliers, etc.) and transactional data.
There are countless stories of ERP implementations that missed their target dates, had budget overruns or resulted in the ERP not doing what was expected. Many organizations do not have a clearly defined ERP strategy, or it is outdated, and the net effect is that companies are not seeing the business benefits of their ERPs.
Most companies do not start with a clean slate when implementing an ERP; usually there is a significant legacy factor. The majority of organizations have put together their business applications over time and through acquisitions. This usually results in a business application portfolio that does not support the business goals, requirements and processes. An ERP strategy is crucial, as the ERP is the backbone of a business’s operations and the primary system-of-record.
A good ERP strategy should take into account the following:
- Business goals
- Business requirements
- Business processes
- Business and technical architecture
- Deployment strategy
- Potential vendors
How to select Best ERP Software?
Step 1: Evaluation – Get members of your leadership together and get the initial conversations going about ERP. Make sure everyone has transparency into how you are evaluating providers.
Step 2: Make an Assessment – Look critically at your business and operations to determine what’s working well, what challenges you’re experiencing, and what you think you need in order to scale or make improvements.
Step 3: Establish Criteria – Develop a standard criterion to use when evaluating vendors. Criteria can include features, price, platform, and anything else your team thinks is important when making evaluations.
Step 4: Schedule Consultations – Schedule phone calls, in-person meetings, or online demos with sales representatives and product experts at the vendors you’re considering. Get a first impression about each company and try to make note of the differences between the vendors you talk to.
Step 5: Create a Shortlist – Narrow your list down to 2-3 candidates that you’d like to follow-up with.
Step 6: Make Contact – Contact vendors on your shortlist and schedule follow-up calls to learn more about how their products could help your business.
Step 7: Prepare Questions That Address Your Concerns – Prepare specific questions that you’d like each vendor to address during the follow-up call.