Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Inside ERP’s 10 Golden Rules for Choosing and ERP System

Inside ERP’s two page document highlights 10 important rules.  You may have more or less than 10 yourself and you may organize them differently, but you must have some standard to rate your needs and expectations to help justify your decision to either commit to a new solution or make what you currently have work.

Here are their 10 rules which ones match your organizations top issues:
1.       Focus on the ERP solutions that target your company’s requirements.
2.       Include a Software-as-a-Service solution in your assessments.
3.       Weigh each potential ERP vendor’s strengths and weaknesses.
4.       Plan for the future.
5.       Assess your existing network.
6.       Consider each vendor’s other business application offerings.
7.       Calculate the true total cost of ownership (TCO) of each ERP offering.
8.       Insist on a thorough demonstration of the ERP solution.
9.       Consider an ERP consultant.
10.   Buy only the modules you need.

These are common sense rules that can be applied to many technology decisions.  I may be biased, but a consultant is a wise choice to consider.  It makes sense to do some homework first before engaging in a relationship with a new consultant so that you can maximize their time. 

You need fresh eyes, new perspectives to help you really determine true needs from wants.  Dolvin Consulting is here to help.  Contact us today to see how we can help you navigate your choices.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these details with everyone.