When many organizations want to engage in a new ERP system and partner selection task, they are getting confused or mistaken when trying to compare existing options. When choosing a new ERP system, we have compiled the 5 traps for you.
1. Lack of system strategy
When deciding to choose a new ERP system, the first priority is to see clearly what you're looking for. It is certainly possible to find out what is inside the scope, the rest of the scope and what can be covered. Unfortunately, many organisations are jumping out of the system without having time to electoral projects, without thinking about what the job needs and what the cost will be. The clarity of ERP is of great importance. Because this will guide your strategy and determine your decisions during and after the system selection project.
2. Insufficient identification of conditions
The difficulty in defining and documenting the terms can mean that you have chosen a system that works perfectly in certain industries, but differentiating in your industry or industry, lacks functionality. The most important thing to know is that most systems on your list make up 80% to 90% of what you need as standard. Obviously, there is no point in documing these requirements. It would be much more beneficial for you and your suppliers to spend time on other "decisive" requirements. Focus on requirements that give you a competitive edge, take advantage of business benefits, work for your industry-specific, or manage your existing systems.
3. Use the vendor's sales demo to assess the system
Every ERP system provider will want to show you their systems based on their interpretation. Unfortunately, each seller has their own comments and it will be extremely difficult for you to compare what you see. Here is a demo text that each vendor needs to provide for comparison. In addition to focusing on the scenarios of what the text shows, how well the supplier's solution meets your deterministic requirements, as well as how the various availability features provided can benefit your business Should give a chance to assess.
4. Lack of focus on the seller's delivery ability
Regardless of the functional capacity of any ERP system, a successful ERP project is largely dependent on the ability of the seller to help deliver a solution that provides the expected benefits. A common annoyance here is almost entirely system functionality and cost-oriented. However, a comprehensive selection process includes reference site visits and calls, assessment of the calibrations and experiences of recommended advisors for your project, and evaluation of the proposed implementation methodology.
5. Focusing on costs rather than benefits
Everyone wants ERP applications to be done on time and with the appropriate budget. Usually this is considered a success. As a result, this is natural during the ERP selection project to ensure that software and application costs are kept within the initial expectations. However, this approach does not account for the ability of assessed solutions to provide the expected trade benefits. For example, a solution that helps you find floors in financial benefits at 15% more cost but in a certain time is clearly a better option.