How to Compare ERP with a Comparison Checklist

If your organization is in the market for an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, the research and selection process can seem daunting. There are so many choices for ERP and many have similar or overlapping features. It’s a challenge to compare your options and make a choice. And added to the stress of choosing is knowing that you cannot easily or cost-effectively change your mind after you’ve implemented the solution.

Something that may be helpful for you in your quest is our free ERP Comparison Checklist. The checklist allows you to weigh the pros and cons of various ERP systems. The best part is that the checklist is customizable. You can arrange it to prioritize the features that are most essential to your business processes. And you can see how the different ERP systems compare to one another and to your needs.

5 key areas to compare

The comparison checklist helps you weigh ERP systems against each other and evaluate them in five key areas:

  1. Productivity:How will it increase your productivity?
  2. Functionality: What features does it offer?
  3. Technology: How does it leverage technology?
  4. Value: How does the product’s lifetime cost compare to what you’re getting?
  5. Risk: How does it minimize risk and facilitate security?

The checklist is designed to eliminate confusion by presenting the benefits of each system, under each category, in an easy to read format. The benefits of Acumatica are already entered on the checklist. (We can help you add Microsoft Dynamics GP to the list too.) Then just add the names of the other solutions that you are considering and the benefits they offer.  Prioritize the categories and be sure to consider not only what your needs are now, but what they will be as your business continues to grow.

Choosing the right ERP for your business is crucial. We believe that no matter what your priorities are,  Acumatica’s Cloud ERP will best suit them. At the same time, we understand the importance of gathering all the information you can, weighing pros and cons, and making a well-informed decision.

Simplify your decision with our comprehensive checklist. Download Now.

ERP Evaluation Checklist

If you are ready to evaluate a new ERP system for your business, CAL Business Solutions can help. Contact us at 860-485-0910 x4 or

By CAL Business Solutions,, Connecticut based Acumatica and Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner

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