Key Criteria For ERP Software Selection

By: on December 2, 2019

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market is notoriously difficult to navigate. From starting your search to narrowing down your selection to finally pulling the trigger on the right system, there are many factors to consider—many of which small and midsize businesses (SMBs) aren’t aware of before they dive in.

That’s where Software Advice comes in: We’ve helped thousands of buyers seeking to implement new ERP systems.

We used this experience, together with research and expert advice, to create this comprehensive guide to walk buyers through the ERP selection process from start to finish, so they can find the right software for their business.

From forming an exploratory committee to vetting vendors, this guide covers everything you need to know, including:

  • What the ERP software market looks like
  • How to meet departmental needs
  • Key criteria to consider when selecting a new ERP system
  • The most common pitfalls to avoid
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Key Criteria for ERP Software Selection

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In this e-book, you’ll learn:


✔ How to start your search

Learn how to form an exploratory committee in your organization, and how to start identifying suitable vendors. Whether you’re a manufacturing company or a financial services firm, we’ll explain which applications and modules you’ll most likely need.


✔ How to determine what your business needs

From putting together departmental wish lists to figuring out what your “must-have” requirements are, we’ll examine how you can decide what you ultimately need your new system to do.


✔ How to vet vendors

Just going off the references you get from vendors isn’t enough. We’ll give you tips on how to fully vet the vendors on your short list, show you where you can find real reviews from actual users and find information about vendors they might not want you to find.


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