How to Choose the Right ERP System? An Expert Guide

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Written by Laura Schomaker

September 19, 2019

How to choose the right ERP system? This is a question we hear a lot from potential clients wanting to make sure they’re making the right decision. Their trepidation is understandable. You don’t buy an ERP system every day. And it’s a big decision with a lot at stake. It’s not like choosing which loaf of bread to buy at the supermarket, which will be gone in a few days. Your ERP selection is something that will affect your business for a decade, or maybe more. So, it’s only natural to want to be sure you’re making the best choice possible.

To help companies like yours navigate the often confusing ERP evaluation process, we looked back at our over 28 years’ experience in the industry helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to choose the best ERP system, and put together a definitive guide titled “ERP Buying Is Easy If You Do It Smart” that walks you through the ERP buying process from start to finish.

Let us help you go from, “I don’t know where to begin,” to “I found the ERP for me.”

How to Choose the Right ERP System? An Expert Guide: What’s inside:

Still skeptical that a single e-book can answer the broad question of how to choose the right ERP system? We understand. We’ve all been there. You give away a little of personal information, say a name and an email address in exchange for a piece of content, like an e-book, white paper or an infographic, with high expectations it will give you exactly what you’re looking for. But once you finish reading, you’re no clearer on the issue than before you started.

But we are confident that won’t happen in this case. We spent months researching and editing this e-book trying to answer all the questions we hear most often about the ERP buying process. Here’s a look at everything that’s covered.

Part one: Tips for a Successful Selection Process

  • Consulting and Implementation Fees: Important Considerations
  • Questions to Ask Potential Vendors and Implementation Partners
  • Other Costs ERP Buyers Often Overlook

Part Two: ERP Selection Criteria

  • Deployment Options and Scalability
  • Technical Fit and References
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Product Viability

Part Three: A Look at Popular ERP Solutions

  • Acumatica Cloud ERP
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Sage Intacct
  • Compare Top ERPs Side-By-Side

Part Four: Additional Resources

Part Five: Sources

Intrigued? Ready to Finally Answer the Question, “How to Choose the Right ERP System?”

Once you’ve looked it over, we hope you’ll agree this is the comprehensive answer to the question “how to choose the right ERP system?” you’ve been waiting for.

Now It’s Your Turn, Tell Us What You Think.

If you loved the e-book, have a question, or think there may be something we forgot to cover, let us know in the comments below. We want to make this e-book as useful as it can be, and hearing from real ERP buyers like you will help us reach that goal.

Best of luck in your ERP buying journey!

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