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Manoj Gupta
Manoj Gupta 4 April 2016
Categories B2B, Customer Experience

Quick Checkpoints To Keep In Mind Before Getting Your Hands On An ERP software

If you happen to have a manufacturing business of engineering goods or plastic products, you might have multiple levels of production and units in your business.

So, you have and Engineering or Plastics manufacturing business; if you haven’t implemented an Engineering ERP software or Plastics ERP software for your business yet, you might as well give a solid thought to it!

Choosing the right ERP software for your manufacturing business can be a tricky decision. There are many complex pieces of information that needs to be managed within a manufacturing unit, thus a solid Engineering ERP or Plastics ERP should be the need of the hour.

Now, how would you choose an ERP solution for your business?

There are few pointers which could be kept in mind while selecting the right ERP software for your business and industry.

Budget

Budget must always be considered while going for an ERP software for your business. However, opting cheap software might end up doing more harm than profit. It must always be kept in mind that if more resources and time in being taken up to run the ERP software effectively, it has been a wrong decision.

ERP consultant could be utilised here to help out with the budget decisions for ERP software too.

Functions

Given the fact that there are numerous activities and functions running inside a business, the right ERP software must be chosen accordingly. A considerable amount of thought must be given when buying an ERP software which can deal with all the functions of your business – from inventory management, freight, quality control, finance to customer relations – thus, providing a wholesome benefit to your business.

Some ERP softwares are capable of handling large functionalities of bigger organizations which might be too much for your business. In that case, you must choose wisely and go for an ERP software which handles all the functionalities of your business. Paying for what you might not need or is unimportant will weigh down on your other costs!

Industry

Few ERP softwares are built for specific industries, like Manufacturing or Textiles, where you must check if that’s what you need for your business. If an industry specific ERP is not available for your business, you must take great care to choose a package which is designed to suit all kinds of businesses.

Engineering ERP or Plastics ERP, for example, will come as customised product and not many changes would be needed. This way you pay for what you actually need!

ERP Consultant

Expertise matters!

Having said that, once you decide you need an ERP solution for your business, do not underestimate the ERP consultant and his views. More often than not, you might skip the nitty-gritty of your business requirement which might fall in line with the kind of ERP software you must go with; he would have a sharp eye to the details, thus helping you to figure out which ERP software to go for!

He would be able to suggest the requirements for implementing the ERP software and also the kind of training the staff must need to efficiently use the software post implementation.

Choosing the right ERP software could be an uphill task.

Keeping in mind the above mentioned checkpoints, you could zero-in on the best available vendors for your business requirements and hire an ERP consultant to seek advice on the final decision.

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