Enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications can help businesses increase employee productivity and improve project management by automating time-consuming and redundant tasks. Unfortunately, ERP systems are often overlooked because of the time or scope of the project. Business leaders should look past the implementation details and instead focus on the future benefits and cost-savings it can bring to the organization.
We've come up with the following recommendations to help businesses ensure a successful ERP deployment:
Create an ERP Center of Excellence
According to TechTarget, an ERP center of excellence focuses on combining business processes in order to create the best environment for the company. An effective Center of Excellence ensures that evolving business requirements and ERP system configuration are aligned properly, along with employee training and managing upgrades and improvements to the ERP system. With this technique, businesses can oversee the evolution of their business processes with ERP.
TechTarget states that companies that establish an ERP Center of Excellence are less likely to experience material operational disruptions when deploying and ERP system, such as delayed product shipments. Implementing a Center of Excellence for ERP can help keep business operations on track during the integration. It can also help foster long-term ERP excellence by creating a process for updating the system as needs grow and change.
Integrate with document management strategies
According to ERP Software Blog, when companies integrate their ERP system with existing document management strategies, they can save money and simultaneously boost productivity. One of the largest unmanaged costs of any organization is spent on printing. When ERP systems are utilized in conjunction with document management software, companies can scan and file documents electronically and store them in a centrally located repository, ensuring they can be accessed across the entire company.
This not only drastically reduces the costs associated with paper management, it also reduces the time and labor spent on manually filing documents, thus streamlining document management processes and enhancing employee productivity.
Invest in the right partner
When it comes to implementing an ERP system in your company, having an experienced, knowledgeable partner helping you can be key to deployment success. Pinnacle, an Advanced Imaging Solutions company, got its start in the ERP industry nearly 20 years ago. ERP solutions, such as Microsoft Dynamics GP are at the foundation of our business. We have helped numerous companies of all sizes and industries successfully deploy ERP systems in their organization.