Why ERP Should Be One Of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Nothing could have warned us soon enough that 2020 would resort to a complete restructuring of every aspect of our lives. Despite a long and unpredictable 2020, 2021 will continue to adapt to new ways of thinking and working. When it comes to new year’s resolutions for business this year, make sure enterprise resource planning (ERP) is at the top of your list. As we experienced in 2020 the limited face-to-face interaction, ERP systems can be the key to maintaining your business suite. Andres Richter, CEO of Priority Software, shares an article on Forbes giving his three reasons why ERP should be the number one item on your 2021 new year’s resolution list.

  1. It’s a big, big world. “If you’re actively seeking to implement an ERP solution, it’s important to weigh your options and consider the specific ERP system for your organizational and operational needs before you embark on an ERP selection project. This is a critical first step that will ultimately lead to the success of your ERP implementation.”
  2. Make a shopping list. “What are your key pain points, challenges and areas of concern? Define them for every business process that needs to be changed and make a list of the benefits you would achieve from these changes (including monetary value, if you can).”
  3. Catch your breath. “When selecting an ERP, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the many modules, features and functionalities various ERP systems offer. Here, you can rely on your list of business objectives. Once you make this your starting point, you can add needs and requirements as you move ahead.”

Richter suggests you look for an ERP solution that is easy to learn and use, works with your implementation timeline, is scalable, is feature-rich (even if you won’t be using every single feature out of the box for now), has system openness, is mobile, and has good support to name a few. We don’t know how long the “new normal” will last so it’s best to look to the future of your business with an ERP system that can improve your business operations, your customer relations and your bottom line.


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