It's been touted as a savior for business. It's been decried as a nightmare. Enterprise resource planning begins with selecting a vendor. Avoid pitfalls from the start with this handy criteria checklist.
You’ve heard horror stories about past implementations of ERP (enterprise resource planning). It’s a long, expensive, and complex project. Often, selecting an ERP package is much like deciding to reinvent your entire business when you combine everything into one integrated software program.
The average ERP project will cost over $10 million and will likely take more than a year to complete. And, of course, each industry has different expectations and demands. For these reasons, it’s essential to conduct a thorough review of the vendors who propose to undertake your ERP implementation.
Download TechRepublic’s "ERP selection criteria checklist" to help ensure that you are armed with the information you need to choose the vendor that's right for your needs. Asking the right questions during this stage will help your organization form realistic expectations and will help begin the planning for this massive undertaking.
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