Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is the term used to describe the concept of integrating and managing various core business processes. Effective ERP implementation offers a host of benefits to organizations. For instance, it provides real-time access to the data required to make faster, more informed business decisions. This will generate numerous positive results for the organization, such as improved customer and supplier relations, reduced operating and labor costs and improved lead-time and inventory levels.
Software and technology serve as the driving force behind any effective, efficient ERP system implementation. Choosing the right ERP software solution will make it easier to standardize business operations and integrate systems across multiple locations. ERP software will also help to reduce working capital and better position the organization for future growth. And employees will experience a noticeable difference in their ability to perform their jobs at a higher, more productive level.
Importance of ERP Selection and Facilitation
ERP selection and facilitation is a mission-critical process that organizations must undertake to ensure they acquire and implement the software/technology that will achieve a successful business process integration. Unfortunately, too many manufacturing entities fall short during the software selection process because they lack the expertise and objectivity that’s needed to make an informed decision.
A sound ERP selection process requires taking a multi-step approach that involves choosing a selection team, gathering the organization’s ERP requirements, ROI forecasting, determining system specifications and choosing the right vendor. Manufacturing operations typically do not have the time and resources available to devote to the process. They also face a litany of potential software facilitation hurdles that can delay ERP implementation by several months.
The Benefits of Enlisting the Services of Qualified ERP Consultants
Because of the difficulties involved with ERP facilitation and selection, teaming with an independent ERP expert is a critical step that manufacturing entities should strongly consider. Capable ERP consultants employ a proven methodology that will reduce the time, effort, resources and costs associated with ERP selection and implementation. The best consultants will take the time to evaluate the organization’s business processes to ensure a seamless software integration. They will also assume the burden of choosing the right software vendor.
MANTEC Offers Premium ERP Consulting Services in PA
If you own or operate a manufacturing company in South Central PA, MANTEC can provide reliable, cost-effective ERP software advice that’s tailored to your organization. We’re a non-profit consulting firm whose mission is to drive strength in manufacturing through continuous innovation and growth.
We specialize in helping manufacturing organizations like yours navigate every aspect of ERP software selection and facilitation to ensure a successful implementation. Our innovative, three-phase approach will fully prepare you to understand your software needs, manage the inevitable changes that accompany ERP implementation and prevent the “scope creep” that often results from poor software project planning. We’ll also adhere to our comprehensive vendor evaluation criteria to make sure you get maximum value from your software purchase.
To learn move about our ERP consulting services, contact MANTEC today!