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Common ERP Software Problems and How to Overcome Them

Don't make the wrong decisions

If you are a budding entrepreneur or company representative looking to weed out the problems in your Enterprise Resource Planning software solution and turn around your company's fortunes, you will be surprised to know that you are not the only company struggling to find the ideal solution that is perfectly tailored to serve your business' needs.

According to recent research, organizations using ERP software solutions were receiving less than 50 percent of the benefits promised to them prior to implementation. Unfortunately, the core cause of this situation in almost 100 percent of these organizations was attributed to the poor selection of ERP software. Here are some of the key points of contention that can lead to this bad decision:

  • Going overboard with cost cutting and purchasing a cheaper but inferior ERP solution.
  • Choosing the wrong vendor who is incompetent in the setup, implementation and modification of his product for your organization's convenience.
  • Failure to understand your business operation model and not having a clear picture of the value an ERP solution can bring you.

However, choosing the ideal ERP software solution for your business isn't necessarily the most cerebrally challenging decision on the planet. In fact, a little organized research into your business operation and identifying how an ERP solution can possibly rectify any pitfalls in your current system will make the selection process a lot easier.

An ideal ERP software solution will allow you to flawlessly execute a vast spectrum of critical tasks such as sharing business intelligence reports, management of HR and payroll, project and supply chain management, financial management, etc.

It is important for organizations to acknowledge that they do not necessarily need to be completely dependent on your selected ERP software solution, especially for minor services. Once you have correctly identified an effective ERP solution and have reached a reasonable negotiation with a reliable vendor, you will be one step closer to elevating your business performance to a whole new level.

Research for this post was provided by Rand Group - the Texas based Dynamics solution provider that's been helping companies with ERP implementation since 2003.

More Stories By Tom Caper

Tom Caper is a Sales Manager at Rand Group based out of Houston and has 15+ years experiencing working in the enterprise solutions area (CRM, ERP, etc.). He has a particular interest in software-related technology and B2B sales, social CRM, ERP and cloud computing.

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