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Top 10 ERP Advice

Tips and advice about selecting ERP software, choosing a supplier or implementing your ERP project are very logical. And yet these logical aspects of the selection and implementation process of an ERP solution are often 'forgotten' or overlooked. Read here how you can guard against wrong choices, how to avoid the pitfalls, how to discover the blind spots in your selection process in time and how to ensure the best possible selection process.

Top 10 ERP advice

You can receive the extended version of the advice below directly as a PDF. Practical to fall back on during your ERP project or to share with colleagues.

Before you start your ERP project

That it can go wrong with an ERP project is certain. There are too many examples of failed projects, malfunctioning solutions and implementations that have gotten completely out of hand in terms of time and budget. If you don't want that and want to minimize the chance that your project will fail, it's good to be aware of these important principles in advance:

- You can't know everything. Your own knowledge about ERP software is probably insufficient and not current.
- ERP specialists always know more than you. You always learn from their vision and advice.
- Everyone who talks to you about your ERP project has its own interest.
- Don't cut back on your ERP project. Quality has its price, but pays for itself.
- Avoid the pitfalls and seize the opportunities. You make a choice for years.

Top 10 advice on ERP selection

Below you'll find the shortened version of the ERP recommendations. The explanation of these recommendations, supplemented with other practical information about ERP selection can be downloaded above.

1. Know all the criteria on which you assess

ERP software To be able to assess ERP software, there are many underlying criteria. Make sure you know all these criteria.

2. Make decisions yourself; your advisers also have their interests

Make the decisions yourself when selecting ERP software. Review the interests or preferences of your advisors.

3. When in doubt or unclear: don't decide

Understand the choices you make, know all the considerations and arguments. Postpone your decision as long as you don't know enough.

4. Streamline your business processes

First, make sure that your business processes and organization are fully in order. Organize first, then automate.

5. Use the available knowledge

Get to know all pitfalls in advance, as well as the success factors. Use the media from the internet.

6. Don't waste your time on 'free selections' and comparisons.

Review the commercial interests of parties that offer you a 'free selection'. Don't expect independence.

7. Orient yourself wider than what you already know

Don't let biased views be the guiding principle for ERP selection. Be open to change and renewal.

8. Choose a solution based on a vision for the future of your organization.

Formulate what your organization, products and market will look like in three to six years. Adjust your choices accordingly.

9. Speak specialists

Use the specialists who are involved in ERP projects on a daily basis. Enriches your knowledge and nuances your choices.

10. Know the legal implications of an ERP project

Know all mutual rights and obligations and record them in a timely manner. Build in legal securities in advance.

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