Selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is a major undertaking for any organization. Many senior executives are battle-scarred from previous experiences with ERP implementations, not all of which have lived up to their original expectations or aligned with vendor promises.
Unwary businesses could be sold on the benefits of all-encompassing ERP that on paper had all the bells and whistles, but was practically unsuited to the organization when measured against outcomes. How many times have we heard the lament after an ERP implementation, “I have to use Excel to do reporting,” “It’s not user friendly,”“It’s clunky,” “We had to customize it,” or “We needed to get another application to do that”?
It’s time for a different approach.
Companies today expect vendors to provide a vision of realistic ERP outcomes, stripped of hyperbole. Meanwhile, the advent of the Internet and cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way ERP can be architected and delivered. ERP-as-a-service in the cloud means that customers can subscribe and use the solution without heavy capital expenditures. They can also free themselves from the burden of maintaining and upgrading hardware, infrastructure, and software, as those tasks are all handled by the vendor.
Forward-thinking vendors are now focused on cloud-based ERP solutions that deliver outcomes for the business rather than simply investing in longer feature lists to try to outdo competitors’ offerings.
This eBook from Microsoft provides a framework for evaluating modern ERP that extends beyond a checklist of features and functions into the more useful and mature territory of ensuring ERP impact.
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by TrinSoft, LLC a Dynamics 365 BC Partner in Kentucky