Part 6: 3 Questions Manufacturers need to ask before selecting a new ERP system

Posted on: May 12, 2020 | By: Julia Paul | Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

3 Questions to ask before selecting a new ERP system 

Welcome to our 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 much customization will you need? How much can be done with standard functionality? And, how will you handle expansion?

How much customization will you need?

The decision to customize or stay with out-of- the-box functionality is one of the most critical decisions of the ERP process. Today, we see more companies trending back to out-of-the-box functionality as much as possible. Companies certainly configure screens and processes, but invasive customizations to the system are not that common.

How much can be done with standard functionality?

When you are choosing an ERP solution, you have to determine whether you are willing to update and/or change your internal processes to take advantage of standard functionality. Many organizations find that they haven’t updated processes in years and take advantage of the opportunity to review and improve business processes.

How will you handle expansion?

You have finished the implementation and it was a great success. You are getting used to the new system and….. your company acquires a new business unit that needs to integrate into the ERP system. Whether it is an acquisition, a new production line, international expansion or some other driver, you need to step up and be ready to expand your system beyond your business today.

 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.

Logan Consulting is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central partner with clients throughout the US with a concentration in Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis.

 

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