Part 4: 3 Questions Manufacturers need to ask before selecting a new ERP system

Posted on: March 3, 2020 | By: Julia Paul | Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

3 Questions from a Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Partner

Welcome to blog #4 in this series, “Questions manufacturers need to ask before selecting a new ERP System”. This week we are focusing on these 3 questions which will help manufacturers choose the most valuable ERP system.  How will implementation be funded? How much mobility would you want and how much time is given for implementation? We are a Microsoft Dynamics Business Central partner, which is a complete cloud-based ERP and CRM solution that removes silos of data and allows companies to collaborate and drive efficiency.

How will your implementation be funded?

It may seem obvious, but someone has to pay for all this great new functionality and improvements. There will be an ROI for the project, but which departments will fund the project? Does the project have executive level sponsorship to fund the project? It is critical for the accounting and finance teams to work together with planning, operations and production to understand project funding.

How much mobility would you like with your ERP software?

Many people think of ERP solutions as simply a back-office solution, but do some users need to be able to access the solution from outside the office? Adding mobility to your workforce increases functionality, usability and compatibility. Employees in your plant may want to execute transactions on the go! Make sure you choose an ERP solution that can accommodate today’s approach and how you may operate in the future.

How much time is allotted for implementation?

Now that you have a solution in mind, when will it be deployed? We often find companies have busy or slow seasons to consider. Everyone will want to drive the project to a quick completion, but you need to consider the time required of each department and their ability to participate and complete their tasks on- time. ERP implementation is a major project and it requires organizations to invest a lot of time and resources to ensure the new software will create a tangible ROI. It’s important for the organization to create a timeline of their ERP goals to keep them on track.

These are three questions Logan Consulting believes manufacturers need to ask before selecting an ERP system. If you want to learn more about selecting an ERP system for a manufacturing company download our whitepaper “24 Questions Manufacturers Need to Ask Before Selecting a New ERP System” or feel free to contact Logan Consulting, a Microsoft Business Central partner.

 

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