Author: Monica Rai
Did your organization just “think” of buying an ERP Software? Well Congratulations!! You have taken a decision which executed correctly will simplify your life in a major way. However be prepared for the turbulence it will cause in your business for the next 1 year or so till the time you are Live on the ERP System. At the same time be also prepared for an implementation failure as a majority of ERP implementations are a failure one way or the other. How your experience is depends upon how did you go about your selection process. Selection of an ERP Software is not so simple as it would seem. You can ask so many people who selected the ERP System and went through a rigorous or less rigorous ERP evaluation process. Here are a few of the Guidelines for the ERP evaluation process.
Establish the need for an ERP Software: This is the first step where a substantial number of organizations falter in ERP evaluation. And if you do falter here its needless to say what follows is a comedy of errors. Here are some of the common reasons that which provoke people to buy an ERP system.
- Everyone is buying it
- IT will make me do my work in a jiffy
- ERP stands for “Enterprise Resource Planning” and that sounds jazzy
- You read this great article on the net which says I could cut down cycle times by over 50%
- ERP is a great integration tool and my organization doesn’t have integration
- If I buy an ERP my organizational efficiencies will grow. (Ever wondered how many people can define this jargon called Organizational efficiencies)
- ERP would mean increased profits
If you ask us, if you get all the information that you need (We hope that you know what you need) in a reasonable amount of time if not in seconds… Don’t invest your time and money in an ERP software. You should select and buy an ERP only if your organization’s information needs are not being met in terms of Quality and Time. Read more…