Your ERP Selection Process: More Important Than Ever

Source: Plex Systems, Inc.  www.plex.com

Markets continue to be in flux.  Manufacturers face a volatile environment and must compete on cost, quality and customer service to thrive in these challenging times.

Medical device manufacturers, food and beverage processors, aerospace and automotive suppliers, and others are looking to implement ERP systems that cut costs, streamline operations, and improve performance.

An event such as the Vendor Shootout™ for ERP is designed to help these companies in this important pursuit.

Criteria for Success
Even in less challenging times, ERP implementations have traditionally been judged by three financial criteria: initial capital expense, ongoing operating costs, and time to value.

Yet, leading analysts find that the majority of ERP implementations rarely come in on time, often cost more than estimated, and deliver unsatisfying results.

Very often, these issues are traced to on-premise, legacy systems that necessitate complex programming, heavy investments in servers and software, training, and disruptive version control.

Software as a Service
Those evaluating ERP implementations can now look to Cloud or Software as a Service (SaaS) ERP systems, which are increasingly attractive to the enterprise that welcomes the ability to extend scarce IT resources.

No longer can the manufacturing enterprise afford lengthy, months-long IT development cycles and competition for limited IT resources.

Industry observers note that SaaS offers a dramatically faster implementation process.

The Cloud model helps companies avoid complex upgrades, cut costs, and reduce the burden on the IT department.

Free Resource
To explore this topic further, download a free white paper entitled “ERP Implementation Best Practices”  which highlights the five advantages of the Cloud or SaaS model.

The paper includes three “stories from the trenches” showing real-life cases of manufacturers benefitting from the Cloud.

The resource is designed for ERP selection teams, and provides timely information for this important process.

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4 thoughts on “Your ERP Selection Process: More Important Than Ever

  1. Saas ERP solution has various advantages over traditional software since it has low cost.SaaS ERP is being looked at more and more as a viable option to traditional complex, expensive and labor-intensive packaged ERP suites.

  2. SaaS applications have much more to offer than just software, it is regarded by many users as being a service that provides software and manages the application for you.

  3. Nice one. Above mentioned ideas are ones you must have to follow whenever you are going to choose Software as service. If you follow above given process then you wont have any difficulty in selecting ERP.

  4. Even small and medium-sized businesses need enterprise resource planning ERP suites, and this selection of software proves that you don’t have to be a big player to get access to serious tools. Also there are small players in market now.

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