Vendors that focus on the discrete pieces of ERP software without understanding the entire picture just don’t make the cut. You need a solution that covers everything, and it is possible- more today, than ever. Not only do your vendors need to understand the big picture, you need to have a good handle on what goes on during the implementation process. It is possible to acquire a holistic ERP solution, but it’s going to take work on your part and that of your software vendor’s.
Important things to keep in mind:
- A holistic solution may mean integration of a number of products. Every business is different, and some even have industry specific solutions. Although this may hit your budget harder than you thought, the end benefit of connecting various products to receive a comprehensive picture of your business is huge.
- Pay close attention to how new ERP software reacts with your current IT solutions. Sometimes addition of ERP software can muddy up the waters if you don’t keep them in mind. You need to ask how this will affect your current solutions before anything is actually done.
Although it is extremely possible to acquire a holistic ERP solution, it will take time, dedication, and resources to get to where you want to be. This isn’t meant to scare you off, but is a realistic view at what to expect. Please contact us at PANGEA Business Solutions with any questions about ERP Software.
By Alexandra Gonzalez with PANGEA Business Solutions, Florida Microsoft Dynamics Partner