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When It Comes to ERP Selection, Does the Method Matter?
An effective ERP selection methodology must be more than a focus on technology. The methodology should focus on improving overall business processes, which in turn leads a manufacturer to increases in productivity, information timeliness and accuracy, customer satisfaction and business performance.
ERP Selection Methodology Defined The concept of “ERP selection methodology” refers to a specific set of tasks and activities that make the entire ERP selection project more efficient.
The methodology should shorten the project duration. The methodology should also incorporate tactics to increase user acceptance. With a focused selection method, the manufacturer becomes more effective, the ERP vendor becomes more efficient, and the process builds a foundation of information, education, and documentation that will increases the client’s project success.
Methodology Best Practices Have found that a “business process” evaluation methodology is most effective when evaluating ERP vendors.
This best practice integrates ERP selection with business process improvement, implementation and Business Intelligence (BI) requirements. Fully integrating these areas makes ERP project teams more efficient and reduces overall “time to benefit”.
The ERP selection methodology should put the emphasis on business process definition (both current state and future state) to drive the evaluation project.
After looking closely at the business process, the team can then move to identifying the vendors that best fit and meet the required ERP selection criteria addressing the company’s specific industry.