In today’s world of digital solutions, it’s never a one-software-fits-all proposition, particularly when it comes to ERP, or enterprise resource planning, platforms.
According to Gartner’s IT glossary, today’s powerful business applications, such as manufacturing ERP software from Technology Management Concepts (TMC) represents a mix of tools for those “broad and deep operational end-to-end process.”
“ERP tools share a common process and data model, covering broad and deep operational end-to-end processes, such as those found in finance, HR, distribution, manufacturing, service and the supply chain.”
Business owners, CIO and other stakeholders line up with their list of justifications for using ERP software. In fact, it’s a fairly common agreement that such process tools will bring a host of benefits to the company, such as savings in the IT department, not to mention untold enhancements to the entire business process-way of doing things.
Aside from those two primary reasons for using ERP, the integration of the suite’s business modules allows for better “process standardization” and “business innovation.”
Gartner points to those last two benefits as the most important reasons for embracing ERP, even though the first two may be easier to quantify from the outset.
Companies starting their search for their ERP solution, should heed the guidelines posted on the SmallBizTrends website, including. The article recognizes that ERP software is different for vertical sectors, be they in distribution, manufacturing, automotive or construction, as a few examples.
Seek out professional support.
Think of your ERP vendor as the next-best-thing to having an onsite partner, when in fact that’s what TMC is—a fully certified, Microsoft partner, one trained in the technical as well as implementation and deployment of both Dynamics CRM and ERP platforms.
What’s needed with this kind of sophisticated purchase is a knowledgeable and proven vendor:
“Your ERP implementation provider will be your ERP partner. Start your process by researching the best ERP implementation sources available to you. The best ERP partners deliver ongoing training and support resources, dedicated to determining a positive implementation process.”
Look beyond data management to Business Intelligence.
Understand how important it is to have the right software with the capability to analyze your data. It’s more about managing the data than simply processing transactions.
Contact us to learn more about Dynamics ERP software.