Most ERP systems have the same list of basic capabilities, at least by name. The differences between the systems are in the subtleties of the ERP modules and capabilities. Keying in on the capabilities that distinguish one ERP solution from another, can be the difference between a mediocre ERP software choice and one which really impacts your operation in a positive way.
Quickbooks Enterprise Version 15 has arrived, and that is good news for small manufacturers. Do you remember when QuickBooks sold a version of its software solution in a box labeled “QuickBooks for Manufacturing and Distribution”? It was very weak support for the needs of a manufacturer who was trying to run his business effectively.
Asking the right questions is the best way to qualify the ERP candidates for your manufacturing enterprise. This list will nail down the vendor’s technology and tell you whether they are keeping up to date.
Do you know what you are looking for in your new ERP software? One of my favorite sayings is “When you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” Do you understand your company’s ERP requirements?
One of the more vexing challenges that prospective buyers of a new ERP solution must deal with is getting a realistic picture of what their investment in a new system will cost. I recently became aware of a website that offers a unique Quick Quote pricing tool to help companies determine budgetary pricing for a Dynamics ERP project.