People often compare ERP implementations to heart surgeries—if the doctor was to complete a surgery while the patient was awake and at work. When you move to upgrade your ERP, you are letting a partner see the intimate details of your business, make a necessary change and get up and running. The change can vastly improve your business, but it’s important to know that no matter how beneficial, there is always some risk involved—so it pays to choose wisely.
Five Focus Areas for Your Manufacturing ERP
The path to selecting Manufacturing-focused ERP for your business is often a long and winding road. While nearly every product may look and feel the same to you, differences are subtle. However, spread out over the course of five to eight years, these subtle differences add up and could ultimately cost you thousands of hours in lost productivity or hundreds of thousands of dollars when you find out an integration doesn’t work as expected and you have to pay for custom code.
“Selecting an ERP manufacturing management and accounting system to run your business is a decision that will affect your company for many years. Many products offer the same or similar features, and it can be confusing to sort out what’s important and what’s not. This tool can help.”