Why Choosing an ERP System Is Like Getting Married

By April 24, 2014Blog, ERP
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Getting a new ERP is a decision that will change your business life forever, for the better.

Choosing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a stressful process, yet it changes your business for the better—forever. Implementing an ERP is a lot of work, takes a team to accomplish successfully, and when you’re done, you’ve built your business a whole new future. Sound familiar?

Whether it’s your business’s first ERP or you’re on your second or third, choosing a new ERP can feel a lot like getting married, because it involves many of the same steps that you need to take to ensure a successful marriage. If you’re looking into Sage ERP X3, NetSuite, Acumatica, or Sage 100 ERP right now (or getting married), you’ll recognize this process.

Make a great match

When choosing a new ERP system, you want to make sure that your company and your software will make a good match for the future. Your ideal ERP should be focused on your industry, know a lot about what you do, and understand what’s important to you while sharing your overall interests. When your ERP understands what your business is and what your future plans are, you and your ERP will be able to communicate easily to accomplish future goals together. Sage ERP X3 is specifically tailored to match the needs of discrete and process manufacturing companies, as well as distribution companies. Sage 100 ERP is specifically tailored to meet the needs of small business owners, and Acumatica and NetSuite are built and housed in the cloud, to meet the needs of business owners who need anywhere/anytime access. 

Plan carefully for your first day together

Planning an ERP implementation is hard work, we’re not going to lie. Planning begins months in advance, and experts like SWK put hours of time into making sure that your company’s first day running your ERP is smooth and seamless. Successful ERP implementation requires taking care of all the details that you never thought about, communicating with all the right people to get your first day set up exactly the way you envision it, and also making sure you have enough money to keep building lasting success into the future. SWK Technologies works with you for a long time before your first day with your new ERP, so that every detail is planned out. Our attention to detail is why we have had hundreds of successful ERP implementations.

Rely on a whole new family and work together to achieve your goals

Marriages last lifetimes, and ERP systems can last 20 years! Anytime you make a commitment for that long of a time, you can be sure that you’ll meet new people and develop a very close relationship with them. Resellers are like an extension of the family of your business: we work with you to help you achieve your goals, we check in on your progress, and when you do something cool, we’re always excited to hear about it. Sometimes, we’ll even just call to check in and catch up with you—after all, we’re in this crazy world of business together and we know that your business needs personalized attention, assistance, and cheerleading every step of the way.

And hey, are you getting married? We want to personally congratulate you. Give us a call.

 

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