Given the broad scope of ERP solutions, a successful transition begins with a well led business needs assessment, the full commitment of management to the project and a solid transformation road map.
CTS Manufacturing Blog
Whenever I speak with manufacturers who are thinking about buying new ERP software, I always ask how many users they will need for access to the new software and then their budget. I often hear, as a joke, “as little as possible.”
Despite the ostensible wish by software buying prospects for getting software pricing and “demos” in return for their registration information, the system just doesn’t work that way.
Lean Manufacturing’s simple common sense tools are effective and do not require a large investment of capital so they will continue to be front and center in smart shop manager’s thinking.
What’s in a name? Buying software from a large, cash rich vendor is no guarantee of success. Success comes from the bottom up, knowing whether the product meets your needs and is being supported by a competent, service oriented reseller who knows your business and your industry.
Sheldon Needle President of CTSGuides.com
CTSGUIDES.COM, offering reviews, ratings, tools, and expert advice to help companies select software. Sheldon is a former CFO, consultant and software designer who has published more than 20 guides on software selection.
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