ERP is a very important tool for the company, which once implemented, will have a very long duration of use. Therefore, it is normal for the choice of an ERP to be as prudent and well documented as possible. The decision-making process must be based on a strategic analysis, which highlights the business objectives and the mapping of the information flow.
What are the most important factors to consider?
1. Needs of the company
First of all, it is necessary to know the needs of the company. Based on them you can make the selection of suppliers easier. Some ERP solutions, while offering functionality for all departments, may not cover all company business processes.
2. Openness to customize the solution
There is also the possibility that ERP software may not fully meet the needs of your business, because each business is unique. During the business analysis prior to an ERP implementation, the company may have to start doing things differently, depending on the recommendations of the implementation consultants and good practices in the field. However, some processes cannot be modified and the functionalities cannot be covered. In this case, the ERP solution provider must be open to customize the ERP program, or even develop for a fee some capabilities needed by the customer.
3. Continuous update
Another important criterion is for the software to be adapted to the legislation in force and to be constantly updated accordingly.
4. Process automation
An ERP solution must make work easier through automation and efficiency. It must be intuitive, easy to learn and work properly. This is why ERP systems have appeared on the market and this must be the effect they must have on companies. So you need to make sure that the system you choose simplifies the work, not complicates it.
How to make sure you choose the best ERP in Romania?
Once you have performed the internal analysis and clarified the needs of the company, you need to decide which ERP solutions meet the necessary requirements. You need to talk to the vendor's sales team to see if the solution covers all the processes.
To make sure you make the right choice, you can ask for recommendations and read case studies from clients in the same industry with similar business models.
Don't be influenced by cost. You will be surprised to find that a seemingly more expensive ERP actually has lower total costs and can support your business for a longer period of time, and the return on investment can be made faster.
Evaluate the vendor, not just the ERP solution. The skills, experience and level of service provided by a provider directly influence the success of the implementation, operation of the solution and the benefits you expect.