A key question an ERP selection team usually faces is which ERP vendor to consider.
It can take some time to create the long list and short list of solution vendors.
Our team has decades of experience working with manufacturers at this stage in their ERP selection project. We’ve learned a thing or two, and can share some lessons learned.
A Best Practice Approach
Through our experience, we have found that companies are wise to identify ERP vendors that have a proven track record in their sector. Another key consideration is selecting the vendors that meet total cost of ownership requirements.
It’s also important that those ERP vendors on the long and short list offer a delivery model that suits the company’s technical infrastructure. This information should be part of the ERP requirements definition.
Other best practices include conducting a thorough review of the ERP vendor and soliciting a range of relevant customer references. These best practices should be part of the ERP readiness assessment process.
Why is this so important?
An effective ERP selection project is a key component to a successful ERP implementation. Implementation projects that fail to attain expectations can be traced back to poorly executed ERP Selection projects.
Now you can leverage Ultra’s decades of professional experience in ERP selection and business process improvement.
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