The ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is the nerve center of every small to enterprise-level business, and implementing it is one of the most significant decisions of a company. So it is because ERP implementations are time and labor-intensive and directly impact the business’s efficiency. Moreover, handling technology, especially in a business setting, is not easy.

Know the Top 10 ERP Selection Criteria for Your ERP Implementation

Selecting the right ERP Suites provider becomes critical. You need someone skilled, experienced, and specialized in ERP. Therefore, you must ask the right questions from your ERP implementation partner before signing a contract. that your ERP implementation partner is the right for the job.

Here are 13 must-ask questions from your ERP implementation partner to ensure they deliver the right ERP Cloud solutions and the outcome you are looking for.

Questions to Ask

1. What is the implementation process?

When you onboard an ERP Cloud software, you commit to a lengthy implementation process. Therefore, you must be aware of the entire process and the steps involved to avoid any expected surprises in the future. So, ask your implementation partner to explain the whole process in detail.

2. How much time will it take for the entire implementation process?

As mentioned above, ERP implementation is a long and time-consuming process that will completely change your organization’s way of working. Therefore, ensure you have a timeline that aligns with your business goals before starting the process to avoid any hindrance and confusion. However, the process may take a bit longer or less than expected, but a tentative timeline is essential.

3. How much will the entire process cost?

Since the start of this blog, we have stressed that the decision to bring in an ERP Cloud Oracle software is critical for an organization. It requires a lot of time, effort, and energy and changes the entire working process of an organization. It is apparent that it also means a significant investment. So, before you sign a contract, ensure you know and are fully aware of the impending costs of the same.

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4. What are the onboarding requirements for ERP system implementation?

Ask your implementation partner about your role as an organization in the implementation process. Requirements here mean all hardware, time, and workforce assistance. Clarifying the same will help you avoid any last-minute hassle.

5. Is it possible to integrate the system with existing enterprise systems?

If you already have software installed, you need to know the integration capabilities of the ERP system you are planning to bring in. Even if your ERP cloud-based system is your first software, you might want to onboard more systems in the future while expanding. Hence, knowing the integration capabilities with other software systems (from the same and a different vendor) is essential.

6. An ERP system is best suited for which all industries?

Requirements of organizations in all industries vary. To make the best decision, know a bit about how an ERP system you are going to install is performing in other sectors. Get your hands on why ERP Cloud is the best solution for those industries and how it’s making a difference there.

7. What is the success rate of an ERP system?

Knowing a bit of history about software that will considerably impact your organization can always be used. Therefore, ask your partner about the success and failure rate of the ERP system.

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8. When and how are upgrades done?

Changing and moving as per the market environment is the need of the fast-changing business scenarios. Software upgrades play a vital role in the same. Therefore, ask your software partner about the frequency of ERP software upgrades and how they are carried out.

9. How scalable is the system?

An advantage of implementing an ERP system is that it increases efficiency and effectiveness in the business operation, which will eventually show in the growth of the business. However, you will then need scalability to meet the increased requirements of the business as it expands. So, ensure your ERP solution is scalable and get all the relevant information.

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10. Does the system allow customization?

Running a business is different for every organization, even organizations in the same industry. Therefore, you will need a configurable ERP solution to match your company’s requirements, which makes you different from others.

11. Do you provide end-to-end Implementation?

Not all implementation partners provide end-to-end support. Know what and how your partner offers. It is always better to select someone who provides a one-stop solution and end-to-end implementation support for the best outcome.

12. Do you provide staff training for the software?

To fully come on board with ERP Cloud systems, it is essential that an organization’s staff aligns, becomes comfortable, and accepts the change. A proper training session needs to be conducted. Know if your implementation partner provides staff training. If they do so, working with them is a prominent green signal.

13. What is the ERP Cloud migration process and its roadmap?

Migration is different from implementing a system from scratch. First, get a proper and detailed roadmap of a smooth transition process from your selected implementation partner.

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Final Words

Implementing an ERP on Cloud is a crucial decision, and it’s imperative to get it right. However, knowing all the facts and keeping expectations realistic is also essential. Onboarding ERP system solution is a learning process that requires continued support and understanding on both sides. Moreover, the right partner will answer all the questions with precision and ensure to satisfy you with their answers. So, ask all the right questions about the product and its implementation process.

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We hope this blog and the list of questions you should ask your ERP Implementation partner helps you make the correct and informed decision.

You can start asking these and any other questions lingering in your mind from Tangenz IT System Integrators, an Oracle Preferred Partner.

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