Most business owners know they need some type of ERP solution, but they have no idea why, what to look for, or even how to implement one. We recently found this great infographic by AlfaPeople that acts as a step-by-step guide for any business owner in the beginning stages of looking for an ERP solution.
The guide allows you to determine what type of business you have, what service you’re in need of, and the different aspects of an ERP system that will be most beneficial to you.
We also put together a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for an ERP system.
Mobile Friendly ERP Software
A mobile-friendly ERP solution is necessary. Mobile ERP software makes is easier for all employees to enter data into the system on the go. It also allows for faster response times (desktop computers are no longer required) and increases productivity as information can be accessed anywhere.
Resources and support for the ERP solution will help in the long-term. When implementing a new ERP solution, look for one that is widely accepted. If so, there will be a bountiful amount of resources and support online for this program. This will benefit employees later in the process when they have a difficult question that can be answered by a support team or certified partner.
Always consider your future business goals. You want to choose an ERP system that can adapt or fits your future business goals for the next 5 or 10 years. Otherwise, you’ll be forced to upgrade or change your newly implemented ERP system after only a few years.
What is ERP?
Read through the infographic below for a quick summary on ERP and how it applies to your business.
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