ERP Answers Community Guidelines

Get Answers to Your ERP Questions from Your Peers

CompareERP contains a Q&A technology community, ERP Answers, where ERP vendors, consultants, users, and business professionals connect to ask and answer questions about ERP systems. Whether you are an IT pro looking for a technical answer to an ERP problem that has you stumped, or are an executive needing insight on purchasing an ERP system, ERP answers will help you find the answer.

To keep this service valuable to all visitors we have established a core set of principals that must be followed by all participants. Your use of ERP Answers is subject to the CompareERP Community Guidelines and Terms of Service.

Community Guidelines

It is up to each member to keep ERP Answers a safe, informative, and positive place for everyone. The community depends on this, so do your part by reporting Q&A that violates the community guidelines.

Be a good citizen

When you see a great question or answer, give it a thumbs-up. If you see abuse, report it. First answer and best answer are meant to reward members for sharing questions and answers and help distinguish high quality content.

Don’t commit fraud

You may not falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identify, including but not limited to the use of pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliation with a person or entity, past or present.

Maliciously misbehaving

Don't post links to sites that contain viruses or malicious programs or that interfere with the operation of ERP Answers. Do not break the law or give harmful advice. All federal, state and local laws must be adhered to when contributing. Do not engage in malicious activity or post information that could hurt others.

Venting, ranting or using hate speech

ERP Answers is not a personal soapbox to vent personal frustration, attack employers, or rant about issues. Be professional at all times.

Doing harm

Be responsible and don’t misrepresent yourself, claim false credentials or expertise or give advice in a way that might cause someone harm. Don’t incite or advocate violence or harmful practices.


ERP Answers is a publicly accessible area. Exercise caution if you choose to disclose personal details. Do not include information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as insider information, confidential information learned as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements.)

Content that violates guidelines may be removed

ERP Answers does not edit the content of profiles, questions, answers, or comments in ERP Answers. However, we reserve the right to remove content that we determine at our sole discretion to be inappropriate and/or in violation of the CompareERP Terms of Service.

How to Ask a Question

Taking the time to qualify your question increases the number and quality of responses that you receive. Here are six tips to getting the most helpful answers.

*Be sure your question is related to Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), business processes, manufacturing, supply chain, financials, human resources, CRM, warehouse management, decision support or accounting solutions.
*Choose your title carefully. Your title should describe the issue you are having and contain details, such as what software/hardware you are using.
*Start your question by describing your goal. This helps others give you answers that will achieve your objective.
*Provide as much relevant information as possible, including background on the type/size of your organization, what version of software/hardware you are using, specific error messages, etc.
*Say how you may have already tried to find a solution.
*Don’t ask people to reply by private email – this is a community forum.

How to Answer a Question

Take the time to write an answer that shows your expertise and organization in the best light. Here are seven tips to writing answers that help the community and put you in the spotlight.

*Read the question carefully so that you answer the question being asked.
*Include some background on your expertise and/or the research you have done.
*Check your answer for clarity, proper spelling and grammar and limit bewildering tech terms and vague verbiage.
*Avoid offensive language, insults, debates and personal references.
*Answers with advertising and spam are not allowed and will be deleted.
*Don’t force your opinion. Your answers are intended to provide advice and guidance to people who ask questions.
*If you have done research, cite the URL of the source, giving writers credit for their original content.