Review our 5 Best Tips for Planning for new ERP in 2021: Develop a short outline of requirements and users, evaluate your existing hardware infrastructure, do online research for ERP solutions, gather management support, and schedule a discovery call to discuss your requirements.
Understand your current requirements and business processes
Do you have multiple point solutions in place today? Is your current ERP solution old, outdated or out of maintenance? Are you struggling with software that isn't integrated? Whatever your major business software complaint you should start with a list of what you have today. Develop a list of your departments and solutions, along with the number of users on each. Document the high level business process that takes place from quote to invoice in your company so you can easily explain how your company operates and give your top 3 priorities for a new software.
Evaluate your existing IT hardware
Are you currently running your existing business software on outdated servers with old operating systems? Do you have a strong business case for keeping your software solutions on premise? Maybe you’re considering moving to cloud ERP software in 2021 and want to understand how that works. You’ll want to understand your ERP system deployment business preference and options – or make sure the software you’re evaluating can offer both on premise and cloud deployment.
Evaluate ERP software solutions
There are many online resources for finding ERP solutions. If you’re a small/midsize manufacturer, distributor or service company you should include SAP on your short list. When you evaluate software, consider: Is it developed by a company that specializes in ERP software? Do you prefer on premise or cloud deployment? Would your rather pay for the software through either a subscription model, or through a one time capital purchase? Gather a budgetary estimate including user licenses, annual maintenance, cloud hosting and implementation services from the vendors you select.
Gather management approval for a new ERP purchase
Without budget approval from the top management and financial management at your company, an ERP project won’t get off the ground. Typically, management can suggest a recommended budget range and the best time of year to evaluate, select and implement new ERP software for the company. They are also the best people to participate in the selection committee as you begin ERP software demos
Schedule a discovery call
When you’re ready to talk about SAP solutions contact us to schedule a discovery call. During the discovery call we learn your requirements, listen to your business process, and provide information about SAP software and your options. Then we can plan a demo to show you how SAP can meet your business needs with a solid foundation for future business growth.
Summary – Build A Plan For New ERP in 2021 with our 5 Easy Steps
Today’s ERP software includes robust functionality for manufacturers, distributors and service companies. You don’t need to spend the next 6 months developing a detailed RFQ document. With these 5 easy steps you can quickly get on plan for new ERP software in 2021. Again, you develop a short outline of requirements and users, evaluate your existing hardware infrastructure, do online research for ERP solutions, gather management support, and schedule a discovery call. Make 2021 your year for new ERP.
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