With the holiday season underway, many of us will be packing our bags and jetting off to somewhere hot. While we might have planned for either a short or long haul destination, this light summer reading is going to focus on the short and long haul road to ERP.
When it comes to the holidays, you need to make sure that you have everything packed, from essentials to luxuries. When it comes to ERP you need to be sure you are packing for the right destination as when you get there, the last thing you want to find is that it is not the destination you imagined or your bags got lost along the way.
Are you looking for a short or long term getaway with an ERP solution?
When we talk about holidays, we all think of having a long term holiday when possible. When it comes to having an ERP solution, it’s designed for long term to help you manage your business effectively through the growth of your business. It takes time and effort to get all the essentials sorted to implement the solution into your company. Investment from both a financial perspective and resource perspective will require scoping out what your company needs including any additional add-ons; of course your company budget. There is a lot to an ERP solution, as specific business processes need to be mapped out, users trained on how to use the new system, financial data entered through the system. The last thing you want is for everyone to just get used to the solution and then look for another product.
Guidance on change management
Firstly change management is a systematic approach that is dealing with change, both from the perspective of an organisation and on the individual level. With ERP change management, it can change a company in several ways from re purposing job roles to changing employee relationships.
When it comes to repurposing job roles, this could mean that employees can spend less time collecting data and more time actioning data, so you can keep the same staff and morale but get them working smarter. Change management is designed to help employees embrace the changes and not shy away from them. An ERP solution help employees get a better understanding of the system updates and provides the tools to get the job done. Check out our ‘Sage 200 vs Sage 300 – What’s the difference?’ article to give you more of an insight on choosing the right one.
Don’t worry, this article aims to be light reading for you whilst you’re relaxing by the poolside with a cocktail.. or two! If you need any information or need to ask questions, why not give us a call on 01268 724005 and ask for our Sage Business Development Team here at Oakley.