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blog | February 11, 2019

The Importance of an ERP Strategy

When implementing ERP software for your business, it takes more than just purchasing software and implementing it. There are many details and actions that take place between finding your...

By Wayne Wedell

When implementing ERP software for your business, it takes more than just purchasing software and implementing it. There are many details and actions that take place between finding your perfect ERP software and being able to use it. You will want to come up with a well thought out, detail oriented ERP strategy for the entire process. Developing an ERP strategy helps to create a steady roadmap toward implementation and eventual software usage. The end result of ERP implementation should result in an easy transition from your old ERP software (or no software at all) to a new system for your business.

What a Good ERP Strategy Should Have

When a business puts together an ERP strategy, it should include certain phases, goals and details to take into account. Those include:

Taking these factors into account makes it easy to know what your business wants out of an ERP software and provider and it also informs your business on how the implementation process will go.

Why Is Having an ERP Strategy Important?

An enterprise resource planning strategy is important in setting the tone for how your business will react and handle a brand new system. Developing an ERP strategy allows a business and its chosen software provider to make sure deadlines are met, the budget stays intact and any issues that may arise are handled quickly and with ease.

Many ERP implementations tend to not follow their initial schedule because either the business, the selected software provider or both did not fully understand how much of an undertaking the implementation process would be.

It is also important to find an ERP software that will give your business everything that it needs, including specific applications to help multiple departments.

Pros of a well-planned ERP Strategy

Cons of a badly-planned ERP Strategy

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