Implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, such as
Strategy:Your software provider can guide you with choosing your implementation team, determine what features you need in an ERP solution, the type of data that needs capturing, and how you’ll use that data. You need a cross-section representation of your business from the C-suite to the workers on the shop floor. Tip the scales to one side or the other and you may end up with a solution that won’t support your organization.
Align strategy with ERP:Many software providers are experienced with the common pain points and challenges facing specific industries and how ERP can solve those problems. Microsoft Dynamics AX, for example, offers industry-specific features, add-on options, and can be customized to meet unique business needs. Integrating add-ons or customizing ERP is not typically something that many businesses can, or should, do on their own.
ERP support:An experienced software provider can deploy your chosen ERP solution on-premises, in the cloud, or with a hybrid deployment. Microsoft Dynamics AX can be deployed quickly and populated with key data. Your software provider can also provide training and support to ensure your team knows how to use the new system properly. Finally, standard maintenance can be performed, many times behind the scenes, to minimize business interruption.
ERP implementation has the potential to provide an impressive return on your investment when performed by experts.