Are you purchasing an ERP system? 3 Things to take in consideration | Herbst Software

Are you purchasing an ERP system? 3 Things to take in consideration

In today’s ever changing modern business environment, it’s not hard to feel that your business is being held back by out of date and disconnected technology. While you might feel that you’re ready to inject growth into your business, you might not be in a position to focus your energy due to the unnecessary and time-consuming manual processes such as creating invoices, recording payments and unnecessarily duplicating  documents.

What is ERP?

If this kind of scenario sounds eerily familiar to you, it might be time to consider implementing an ERP system. What is ERP? ERP is Enterprise Resource Planning, which is a complete & fully integrated business management system that will allow you to modernise your business. Harnessing the power of an integrated business management system can automate & streamline many of your business processes as well as integrate & centralise the important data that is relevant to you. Instead of multiple disconnected software systems, you have one integrated solution that can manage every workflow, from accounts to stock management to manufacturing operations.

 It can be a daunting task when considering purchasing new software for your business, so here are 3 things to consider before you start.

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Not one size fits all

In today’s marketplace, there is a solution for everyone, so be sure to do your homework. Often time ERP providers will have variations of their products suited for particular industries which may fit your business needs. Here at Herbst, we have solutions for a multitude of different industries, and as our software is modular, we can build an ERP system that suits your individual needs. This means you can add extra functionality as required, perfect for those who are looking for the best individual fit for their business needs.

Make sure the software can grow with your business

What your business looks like today may not be what it looks like tomorrow, so be sure that you are choosing a solution that is flexible and scalable. Naturally, any successful business will take an upward trajectory which will mean more demand and more power from any system that’s in place. This is a crucial point to consider when looking at different options, as you need to take into account the vision of your business and how an ERP system will help facilitate that vision.

Consider the needs of your workforce and ensure buy-in

Transitioning to a new ERP system or any software system opens up the possibility of modernising your business and making processes much easier for employees across various departments. A new system is there to improve how your workforce operates, so configuring the way in which it is used is vital, as if employees cannot do their job, the transition can cause major issues. Be sure to choose the best course of action to implement a system that facilitates a more efficient way of working across your organisation.

Change also brings uncertainty, which is completely normal. This is where it is important for decision makers to ensure that there is buy-in across the business from all employees, and it starts from the top down. Receiving buy-in will increase the likelihood of a return on your investment, as your system can be used to its full potential.

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