When it comes to a new ERP system for your business, make the most of your investment with a solution that is ready to grow with you into the future.
Implementing an ERP is a significant undertaking for any business. It requires not just a financial investment, but can also take time away from core business activities while making sure you get a solution that works the way you want it to.
This is why it is important that the system you implement should stand the test of time and has the capability to scale as you grow and adapt to new technologies.
Here we look at why it’s essential to consider both the ERP solution you choose and the expertise in the way it is implemented to ensure you maximise your investment and gain full advantage of the benefits of your new system.
Will every new ERP stand the test of time?
In a rapidly changing business landscape, getting an ERP that can only cope with what you do today will quickly become outdated.
Before you know it, you’ll be using spreadsheets and other applications to make up for the limitations of your system. All you’ll have is a system designed to make up for the shortcomings of your previous system. It’s like painting over the cracks.
Pitfalls to avoid when choosing a new ERP:
- Just playing catch-up with the current technology
- Seeing a new ERP as just fixing the problems of your old system
- Being constrained by limits that could quickly be reached
- Regarding an ERP implementation as solely a technical project
By not seizing the opportunity that an ERP implementation project can offer to benefit and progress your business into the future, you’re not just getting least value from your investment but also missing out on a chance to gain advantages and efficiencies for your business.
What do I look for in an ERP ready for the future?
When choosing an ERP system, you should see it as a long-term investment in both the product and the people behind it. It’s something that will be there to drive your business forward and handle every challenge that comes your way.
You need to be sure that the system itself is at the cutting-edge of technology and constantly evolving in line with new business practices and the latest industry trends.
You then need people with the expertise to map out your business processes to align with your ERP solution and implement it in a way that streamlines your operations. They must also have the experience to ensure it is ready to scale for future growth and adapt to changes as needed.
What to look for in a future-ready ERP:
- Seamlessly integrates with other technologies
- Reputable & long-standing ERP software provider
- Availability of a system roadmap for the future
- Constantly adopting the latest innovations in technology & security
- A partner with a strategic approach to implementing ERP
- Continuous support from your partner for new features, optimisations & best practices
When choosing an ERP for your business that’s ready for the future, it means choosing software that is always evolving and choosing a partner that knows how to get the maximum from it for you.
Find out more about the key things to consider when buying an ERP solution.
How can SAP Business One from Teamsoft make my business ready for the future?
SAP Business One is a powerful and scalable ERP system that you can start with as small as you need today, but can grow with you as big as you become.
It is capable of dealing with the most complex of businesses with huge amounts of data. Designed with an eye on the future and constantly evolving, it is built in a way that seamlessly integrates with whatever comes its way. Download the SAP Business One roadmap.
To gain full advantage of the capability of this innovative system, you need the expertise of experienced people in the industry who know how to make it work the way your business works.
Choosing the right ERP partner for your business is crucial
As a SAP Gold Partner with SAP Recognised Expertise, we at Teamsoft know how to get the most from your SAP Business One ERP so that you get maximum value from your investment.
We look at your business processes and implement your solution in a way that is optimised for your unique requirements while ensuring compliance and best business practices. Our strength is our experience in ensuring your solution is not just fit for purpose for today, but is built in a way that means you are ready to adapt to seize opportunities as they arise into the future.
To future-grade your business today, contact us to talk to us about how we can help you take your business forward.