Waiting and wondering if your ERP vendor will be swallowed up by a larger company is a stressful situation full of uncertainty. It has become so common for ERP systems to change hands or change forms in consolidations that analyst
In the worst scenario, the ERP software system you used and loved is “transitioned” or phased out in favor of the system the vendor’s new owner developed and prefers. In that scenario, you are pretty much forced into a corner where you must either adopt their new system, hang on to your old one long past its life expectancy, or begin shopping for a completely new ERP solution.
In less extreme scenarios, you may just have to get acquainted with a new vendor, new customer service reps, and maybe even new branding. Ultimately, in this situation it is possible to survive.
Is there a way to avoid this waiting game in the first place? You should include “vendor stability” as part of your ERP selection process. Look at annual reports, read industry analyst opinions and ask for stats.
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