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Which ERP Vendors are Right for You?

ERP Vendors: Finding the right one for your company

When making the decision to implement ERP software in your company, choosing the right ERP vendors is as important to success as any other step of the process. Many companies have made the mistake of selecting ERP vendors based on name alone or based on recommendations from others who may not be in the same industry.

This can lead to a dramatic increase in the cost of implementing ERP software and can greatly reduce the benefit your company will receive from the software. Before your company makes a decision, shop around for the best possible vendor to fit your company’s unique personality and needs.

Why you need ERP vendors to implement your software

ERP software is designed to integrate and combine all of the functions of a business into a single database. This helps streamline distribution of information and communications in the company. Implementation of the software is highly complex and will likely bring about changes in the staff and their work responsibilities. If implemented incorrectly, the software can be a hindrance to the business as opposed to a help. Because of the highly complicated nature of this process, it is important to hire professional ERP vendors to make sure the process goes smoothly.

What you should look for when shopping for ERP vendors

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There are many factors to consider when choosing the right ERP vendors for your business. First, you want to find ERP vendors that are not only knowledgeable about your industry but who are also informed about the direction your business will likely take.

When talking with potential ERP vendors, make sure they seem interested in hearing your concerns and take the time to discuss all aspects of the implementation with you. Although the vendor is the implementation specialist, they should take the time to discuss and consider any suggestions from the company. If the vendor seems uninterested in your ideas or unwilling to have an in-depth discussion with you, walk away and find someone better suited to your company.

How you can be sure ERP vendors will provide good service?

There are many ERP vendors to choose from such as Oracle, SAP, Epicor, Microsoft Dynamics, and others. Each of them have partner companies who implement their ERP solutions. Before making a choice, check into the credibility of your potential ERP vendors and their partners.

Speak with former clientele and check the ERP vendors background to see if there is a history of providing excellent implementation and service. It is also a good idea to ask for a practical demonstration of ERP vendors services. This is an excellent way to see how the process will work and to get a feel for the vendor’s work style so you can determine whether it will work for your business.

Choosing the right ERP vendors is one of the most important aspects of buying and using ERP software in your business. A high quality vendor can help make the implementation easy and can ensure that your software is ready to go and can meet your needs. A bad vendor, on the other hand, can guarantee your failure in the implementation of your new software. The key to success is to shop carefully before choosing ERP vendors for your company.

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Chris Shaul has implemented hundreds of CRM and ERP as both a project manager and a solution architect. With a strong background in the manufacturing and distribution industries, he has delivered projects for large and small firms. He has implemented software in many industries, including: High-tech, Manufacturing, Distribution, Service organizations, Medical, Non-Profits and Construction firms. Chris is an experienced leader in Customer Service, Salesforce Automation, Social Enterprise and Marketing. He has trained and experienced in Lean Enterprise concepts, Business Process Reengineering, Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Business Systems Architecture. He is currently working as a delivery manager for a global consulting firm and holds four certifications in Salesforce.com.

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