How to Choose the Right ERP Partner
Updated: Apr 26
Choosing the right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) partner can make all the difference when it comes to successfully implementing and leveraging your new ERP system. An ERP system is a significant investment, and selecting the right partner is critical to the success of your ERP implementation. Of course we’d love for everyone to choose Simplify Solutions as their trusted ERP partner… but we might not be the right fit. Here are some guidelines to help you choose the right ERP partner for your organization.
Define Your ERP Goals
Before selecting an ERP partner, you should first identify your organization's goals for implementing an ERP system. This will help you narrow down your search to ERP partners that specialize in your industry and have experience with similar projects. Be sure to involve key stakeholders in the goal-setting process and get their input on what they would like to see from the new ERP system. For example, we specialize in helping discrete manufacturing companies scale their new growth by managing their staffing, inventory, quality control and production planning.
Evaluate the Partner's Experience and Expertise
Once you have a clear understanding of your ERP goals, it's time to evaluate potential partners' experience and expertise. We recommend looking for an ERP partner with a proven track record of successful ERP implementations, especially in your industry. A partner who has experience working with companies of similar size and complexity as your organization is ideal. For more than 30 years, Simplify Solutions has been helping manufacturers achieve growth by developing procedures that better leverage the features of their ERP software.
Check the Partner's References
Before making a final decision, be sure to check the partner's references. Speak with previous clients about their experience with the ERP partner, including how the project was managed, the level of support provided, and the overall success of the implementation. Ask for references from companies that are similar in size and complexity to your organization. We have many success stories that our partners love to share. Read a recent client testimonial below.
Understand the Partner's Implementation Methodology
It's important to understand the partner's implementation methodology and how they plan to approach your ERP implementation. Ask about their project management approach, including how they manage timelines, resources, and budgets. Be sure to ask about any potential risks or challenges that may arise during the implementation process and how they plan to mitigate them.
Evaluate the Partner's Support Services
Finally, be sure to evaluate the partner's support services. Ask about the level of support they provide after the implementation is complete, including ongoing maintenance and training. Be sure to ask about their service-level agreements and response times for support requests. We’re proud to offer full service consulting for all of our clients, from choosing the right ERP solution for your business to implementation to ongoing training and support.
Choosing the right ERP partner is critical to the success of your ERP implementation. By following these guidelines, you can find an ERP partner with the experience, expertise, and support services necessary to help your organization achieve its ERP goals. We’d love for you to consider our solutions for your order-driven manufacturing needs. We look forward to working with you to drive efficiency and growth in your manufacturing business.
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