How do you choose ERP software?

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Selecting the right ERP software can make or break projects before they are even started. Knowing how to identify the proper software for your needs is paramount for successful implementation. What do you look for when selecting ERP software? Do you have any tips for helping others make proper ERP choices?
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  • azohawk

    Identify your needs and wants before even starting to look. What works for the company down the street may not work for you.  Ignore the flash and focus on function. Do a request for proposals based on needs with bonus for wants.

    How established is the vendor? Are they continuing to improve the product or are they allowing it to be what it is?  When was the last update released? When is the next one expected? Support: how accessible, responsive, knowledgeable is the support staff. How responsive to bug fixes that you are experiencing today?

    What is your budget, keep in mind long term costs. i.e. what is the 10 year of this product including purchase, installation, initial training, maintenance?

    How easy are updates to apply (can in-house staff apply, or do you need to pay the vendor to have someone come and apply)?

    Will it run on the current OS of the hardware? Future releases?  Reputation of the vendor?

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