Common Concerns When Adopting an ERP Solution

As companies set their sights on growth, there will come a time when the organization needs to reexamine its operations and processes. The need for streamlined operations, automation, and organizational visibility becomes a must in order to scale. For many growth-focused organizations, the solution is a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. However, when adopting an ERP solution the effectiveness of the solution will depend on the implementation. A poorly integrated ERP solution will lead to inefficiencies and prohibit company growth. Here are concerns to address with your prospective ERP partners and implementation team when adopting an ERP solution.

ERP Reliability

When upgrading to an ERP system, it is essential to consider the impact of a software crash on your business. Could it result in significant disruption or even threaten the existence of your company? If so, you need to prioritize reliability and implement fail safes during the upgrade process. An experienced implementation partner will help you create these safety nets for your business.

What about my old software solution?

Before upgrading to an ERP system, it is important to reflect on your current software solution and identify its strengths and weaknesses. What features have been most beneficial to your employees and executives? What processes are challenging or inefficient? An ERP system can be customized to meet your specific needs, so answering these questions will help you personalize the integration process.

What is the partners' integration process?

Typically, an ERP implementation partner will assist you with the process, but you will also need to dedicate team members to help with the transition. This will involve establishing new processes and automating functions to meet the specific needs of your organization and departments. Consider the time commitment required for this project and whether you have the resources available to spare. Some ERP solutions and implementation partners will carry the bulk of the implementation, while others will rely more on the client. Be sure to familiarize yourself with different ERP providers and partners before selecting and adopting an ERP solution.

ROI. When will you see a return from your ERP solution?

What are your growth goals? Where do you see your company in the next 5 years? After understanding the initial costs, how much saving in time, efficiency, and improvement of processes could a successful ERP implementation provide?

  • Increased efficiency and productivity: ERP systems automate many manual tasks and processes, freeing up employees to focus on more strategic work. This can lead to significant efficiency gains and increased productivity.
  • Reduced costs: ERP systems can help businesses reduce costs in a number of ways, such as by streamlining inventory management, optimizing supply chains, and reducing errors.
  • Improved visibility and insights: ERP systems provide businesses with a single view of all their operations, giving them real-time visibility and insights into their performance. This information can be used to make better decisions, improve customer service, and develop new products and services.
  • Better decision-making: ERP systems provide businesses with the data and analytics they need to make better decisions. For example, ERP systems can help businesses identify areas where they can improve their margins, reduce costs, or increase sales.
  • Improved customer service: ERP systems can help businesses improve customer service by providing them with a better understanding of their customers' needs and preferences. For example, ERP systems can help businesses track customer interactions, resolve customer issues more quickly, and offer personalized recommendations.
  • Increased revenue: ERP systems can help businesses increase revenue by helping them to improve their efficiency, productivity, and customer service. Additionally, ERP systems can help businesses to develop new products and services and expand into new markets.

Overall, ERP systems can help businesses improve their ROI by helping them reduce costs, increase efficiency, improve customer service, and increase revenue. Adopting an ERP solution helps growth-focused organizations scale.

Who is Navigator Business Solutions and how do we help growth-focused companies adopt an ERP solution?

Organizations come to Navigator Business Solution when they find their ability to grow or adapt is being limited by their current business processes and systems. All have outgrown their current business systems, some systems are just underpowered, some are just a group of disconnected systems and at times their SAP ERP needs to be optimized to make the most of the system they already have in place.

Navigator specializes in delivering ERP solutions built on SAP Business One, SAP Business ByDesign, and SAP S4HANA Cloud, Public Edition for organizations in the Distribution (B2B, B2C & D2C), Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Professional Services, and Life Sciences industries. By supporting multiple SAP platforms we are able to deliver the right-sized ERP solution based on an organization's needs for today and in the future. When choosing Navigator, you'll get a partner who helps you adopt an ERP solution successfully from implementation through post-go-live with our services and support. | (801) 642-0123 |

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