How to Successfully Integrate a New ERP System
Integrating an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a process that takes time and resources. An ERP system is a series of software applications and modules that help businesses manage time, functions, and materials including sales, purchasing, financing, inventory and more.
In order to take advantage of the benefits of a new ERP system, here are a few high level tips from ComTec Solutions to ensure a smooth integration:
1. Create an Integration Committee
Form a group of managers and employees that see the value of the ERP systems and will ensure the employees as a whole are taken into account.
2. Assemble Data and Key Benefits
Prepare information that an end-user may need and present it in a uniformed, informative way. Explain how the program will benefit them personally to reduce uncertainty about the changes and help with a smooth transition.
3. Talk with Other Companies
You will learn a lot about the system from other companies that use it on a daily basis, so visit and consult with them. Having a “big brother” to talk about the steps they took will be helpful in the evaluation of your own integration.
4. Connect with a Trusted Team of Experts
Planning and proper integration is key to getting the most out of any ERP software system. Connecting with a specialized partner as soon as you start thinking about installing or upgrading your system will yield optimal results.
The process is involved, but it is worth the time to know that you have found the best possible ERP solution for your business and integrated it with ease. Training is important to start off on the right foot and continue to be successful.