In summary, ERP pricing issues like these need to be thought out and discussed with the vendor before the software purchase or leasing agreement is made. Thinking of all the contingencies for implementation and being honest about your in-house capabilities can save you a lot of grief and a lot of money.
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Good staffing and employee commitment is not everything, but it is more than 50% of what your ERP implementation needs to succeed. Yes, you need the right ERP software, but without the right people to make the software run, you will be unable to make it work right for you.
Companies will spend money on software thinking all they have to do is buy and have it installed and it will run itself. In truth, many ERP software packages can yield a company great results if they are implemented correctly by competent people. It is the partnership between good software and dedicated competent people that really make for ERP success.
The complications and cost of implementing a new ERP system can be greatly mitigated with thorough planning and a buyer who is willing to commit the necessary staff resources to assist in the implementation and training phases of the project. If you the buyer is willing and able to commit your employees to working on the project, you can cut the cos of ERP implementation significantly.
Software rescue is a legitimate business. Many seemingly “failed” installations can be resurrected with a sharp consultant and a better attitude on the part of the users. As a Manufacturing software user, you need to speak to someone who knows the ERP software and the industry well. You can save yourself a lot of money and a lot of heartache.