Tips for choosing ERP

In choosing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution or, in other words, Business Management System, as well as in planning for the overall project, executives need to make decisions based on the company’s objectives and impersonal information rather than gut feel. The first step is to determine whether or not ERP is the right direction for your organization. Organizations should start with WHY first:

Why do you need a new ERP system?

There are many reasons for implementing a new ERP system: to improve business performance, to integrate systems across multiple operating locations, to replace an old ERP system, to simplify and streamline employee training… Even just because other companies have ERP systems! So what is yours?

ERP is just a business tool, it will not solve your business problems. If your business strategy or business processes are flawed, even the most advanced IT system is not going to help. Before making the decision, it is important to have a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish by taking on the “Why” challenge.

Start down this journey only after replying to the question WHY, determining your business requirements, expected ROI and other criteria of success. Also, ask yourself if you have enough resources to commit to the project – it is your employees that will ultimately make the project succeed.

Now, if ready, check out the benefits of using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (former Microsoft Dynamics NAV) as your main ERP system next.


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