Sofware pricing has no real boundaries. With the cutthroat competition, the ball is in the buyer’s court to get the best deal possible once you understand the options and pitfalls of software acquisition.
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This article is dedicated to those assigned to select and implement an ERP solution for their employer.
ERP ‘red flags’ arise from tension caused internally as well as from outside the organization.
The ERP selection project isn’t over until the contract is signed.
Congratulations, you’ve completed the business case for your new system, defined your requirements, prepared the test scripts, sat through the structured demonstration, and selected the vendor. You might think the rest is a mere formality, but it isn’t and it’s probably the most difficult part of the ERP selection project. Skill and professionalism are required to negotiate the terms of vendor contracts. There are usually three distinct contracts – software, consulting, and maintenance. This article addresses the issues which should be considered “deal killers” and cause you to rethink your vendor selection.
One of the more subtle issues in choosing software for an engineer to order job shop is the integration of AutoCAD software, like Solidworks, to create a valid bill of materials.
The following Q&A e-mail exchange highlights this issue and offers some insights on the topic.
Experts in change management, including software system changes, have encouraged leaders to adopt an eight-step approach to manage ERP initiatives, responses and inevitable bumps in the road.
If you’re an ERP manager, you may ask yourself ‘why the fuss?’