Customized ERP has a bad rap mainly because it means a much larger price tag for you. It can have its benefits, but here are some situations when you shouldn’t modify your ERP solution.
- Your current ERP software solution is old and out of date. If customization requires a matrix of coded workarounds, it is not worth the money you’re throwing at it to do its job. Manipulating software is necessary to some extent, but if your software currently causes more headache than relief, then it may be time to start from scratch.
- You’re not entirely sure of what you need it to do. ERP software customizations aren’t a time for experimentation. You need to be absolutely clear of what your main goals and objectives are before entering into the world of software modification. If you jump in before you’re ready, you risk wasting valuable time, resources, and a huge chunk of your software budget. This is where a software partner is vital in the process. They know what questions to ask and what areas to focus on. There are also phased approaches to ERP implementation that can ease the overwhelming nature of these projects as well as go easy on your budget.
If you’re trying to answer the questions of whether to modify or not modify your current ERP solution, contact us at PANGEA Business Solutions for guidance. We can ensure you make the right decision for your company.
By Alexandra Gonzalez with PANGEA Business Solutions, Florida Microsoft Dynamics Partner