Which is the right ERP Solution for my business?
There is no single right or wrong answer to choosing the right or wrong ERP solution. Choosing the right ERP solution for your business is a process that requires structure – a methodology. Obviously there will be a difference between choosing an ERP solution for a small business with limited complexity and a much larger global multi-national. But, some of the same rules apply. The team at Leverage Technologies has written an e-book to help you structure your buying cycle for a new business management / ERP solution. More information is available here.
Cloud or on premise – which is best for my business?
The team gets asked this question on a daily basis. Cloud sounds good – a monthly, low cost and all of my infrastructure challenges are outsourced. Wait – it’s not that simple. There are 10 key questions to ask before deciding on cloud vs on premise. At the end of the day cloud is perfect for some businesses and not for others – before you move to the cloud read the Leverage e-book – Moving to the Cloud…..available here.
Fixed price or do and charge – which is best for ERP implementations?
It depends on the nature of the work, the implementation timeframes, the organization and resources available. Let’s explore in more detail…this blog post has the information that you need.
Should I choose agile or waterfall ERP implementation methodologies?
There are multiple implementation methodologies that can be used to implement an ERP solution. Your choice of implementation methodology will depend on several factors – the size of your company, your functional requirements, internal resource capability and time availability are a few factors to consider. More detail about implementation structure and methodology can be found on the Leverage Technologies website.
What does it cost to implement an ERP solution?
ERP solutions can be implemented for relatively small businesses or large multi nationals. The team at Leverage Technologies had been involved in 3,000 day implementations and 3 day implementations (and everything in-between). We think the real question should be – “how do I scope an ERP implementation to ensure that I get an accurate assessment of the days to implement? Most smaller ERP solutions take 10-20 days to implement. Mid rage solutions take 20-50 days and high end /tier 1 ERP starts at 100 days and goes up from there.
Does my business need an ERP solution?
How do you know when your business is ready for an ERP solution or needs to replace an existing, possibly outdated solution? ERP solutions should be implemented to save time, improve customer service, give better, more accurate reporting to help with decision making and to help streamline business processes. If your current systems don’t achieve these objectives then it is probably time to investigate alternative solutions.
Why is project management important when implementing an ERP solution?
Project management keeps the project on track, makes sure sufficient testing is done prior to go live and opens up communication between users, implementation teams and project sponsors / management. It is important that both the implementation team and the customer has project management skill set available.