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What questions do I need to address before I set out to purchase an ERP system?

Asked by todd greenman on December 16, 2008 - 3:22pm
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If you’re thinking about purchasing an ERP system for your organization, there are a number of considerations you’ll want to address. Here are five critical questions to ask before you start shopping:

1. What are the expected results of the project?

2. Is there a current information weakness to overcome?

3. What is your budget? (Don’t forget to add in an extra 20-25% to cover “unknowns”!)

4. Have you gotten the “buy-in” from key decision-makers within your organization?

5. What time frame will be required to complete the effort? Consider: what does the time frame look like if you use outside consultants (time required with lengthen)? How does the time frame interact with your normal business cycle?

Answered by jason decker on February 11, 2009 - 11:49am