It’s possible that you’ve come to the realization that your business would greatly benefit from an ERP system. The only problem is that there are dozens of systems available. So many, in fact, that it can be difficult to make the right decision. Doing all of the necessary research can be both daunting and exhausting.
Implementing an ERP system also has upfront costs, so you need to make sure you get the right one on the first try. The process of converting your business to use ERP systems may seem stressful, but you can eliminate this stress by selecting the right implementation professionals and knowing what you need ahead of time.
Pairing your business with a robust, flexible ERP system will surely be beneficial. Let’s go over some tips that will help you select the right ERP software for your business.
Hosting on-site, cloud, or hybrid
How you host your ERP server largely depends on where you need to access it. If you only need to access your system from stationary workstations that never leave the office, then an on-site solution is right for you. If you have a fully remote workforce you will want a cloud-hosted system. If you mainly want to work in an office, but want the flexibility to access a subset of your system from anywhere, then a hybrid approach may be best.
While there are a lot of things to consider when choosing hosting preferences, cloud hosting will provide the most flexibility and scalability. On-site hosting may be cheaper if you already have a server room, otherwise, there will be a larger upfront cost.
Compliment your existing software
Does your business heavily rely on specific software? If so, it’s important to prevent disruption to your workflow. Implementing an ERP system that seamlessly integrates with the programs you already use is key. Figuring out how to do this is difficult, which brings us to our last tip.
Pick a true implementation expert
As the popularity of cloud ERP systems increases, so does the number of businesses using them. Choosing the right provider to partner with is critical to your long-term success. Don’t just team up with anyone. Do your research, ask lots of questions, and take the time to find online reviews.
If you have any other questions about choosing or implementing an ERP system at your business, contact us. At Premier Computer, we’ve implemented progressive business solutions for over 60 years.