Implementing a public sector ERP is not without risk, varying from choosing an ill-fitting system to deploying solutions that employees don't end up using. The road to choosing an ERP is full of considerations. One of those considerations is choosing an ERP that is geared towards use in the public sector and one that fits the uniqueness of your specific needs.
When vetting a new Public Sector ERP here are four things to look for:
Digital system that employees will actually use
Having a manual system can be a paper-based nightmare. Deploying an expensive system that no one will use is worse. How do you make sure that your employees will use a government software application that took months to implement?
Fully integrated system
System integration can sound like a far-fetched dream. However, a fully integrated
The idea is to have one system that connects data, people and departments such as human resources, payroll, finances, customer service. Using a single system lowers overall cost and you don’t have to deal with various vendors, siloed software and different versions.
Applications that are easier to use than Excel
Over-reliance on Excel spreadsheets is an invitation to disaster. Understandably, it’s the go-to tool for organizing and tracking information. But it’s way too easy to make a mistake when using formulas, accidentally putting the wrong data in the incorrect column or tempting catastrophe when copying and pasting a large chunk of data. Furthermore, it’s difficult to find errors and problems can ensue if errors in Excel aren’t caught in time.
What employees need is a system provides an easy way for data entry, intuitive tools for reporting and that performs complex data manipulation for you. Consider implantation and training on
Solutions that can handle the quirks of public sector
Also, consider a secure cloud-based environment to allow you to scale up or scale down your data capacity needs. Additionally, the cloud gives your employees the ability to work from any location, enhancing productivity.