20 Jan When is the best time to implement an ERP?
The decision to implement a management system is usually a necessity within the lifetime of a business. The important thing is to know how to choose the best time to take the step and go into managing the business using an ERP.
The business is like a “being”, there comes a time when, through “warnings”, you understand the need to improve the management of its processes.
The first, which is easiest to see, is that the business is growing in turnover as well as human capital and the processes you had predefined no longer work well enough. This fact is also a symptom of your management plan not being big enough.
Another important warning is that there is too much information to store in your current processes. Furthermore, you usually lose information by using hardware and, as a result, the final information obtained isn’t very reliable.
Finally, we move in a fiercely competitive environment within the market of the economy and this means that, if the direct competition has made a change and has their ERP set up and working, it can be much more efficient and manage processes better. So, you need to step up as quickly as possible because, otherwise, the outdated technology can mean that the business is disadvantaged in regard to the rest of the sector.
Seeing some of these warnings, it is always recommended that you take a step forward and begin to enter the world of ERPs and try to get the most out of them to be more competitive. Remember that technological obsolescence is a key cause of the disappearance of businesses and, to continue growing, the base needs to be underpinned by a good working of the technological processes as well as of the business itself.