New eBook Released: 9 Questions Nobody Asks Their ERP Partner…But Should
As a member of ERP Software Blog, we work together with other Microsoft Dynamics partners specialized in the implementation of ERP solutions to publish eBooks that would be interesting for our community. Our most recent publication is 9 Questions Nobody Asks Their ERP Partner…But Should, an important guide to choosing the right system and implementation partner for your organization.
The reason we like this eBook so much is that it highlights the importance of various considerations other than just the product itself when choosing an ERP system. A key element to any successful implementation is the complicity in the vision and values with the partner who will be implementing your solution, and this eBook ensures you know what to ask to make sure this happens. For those of you planning on implementing a larger-scale system for the first time, it will also give you a better idea of the scope and effort required.
It also highlights other important questions: how to mitigate risks? What are the important phases? Who should be assigned to the project? The takeaway is that your implementation should really be a joint project where both sides need to put in the work for it to be a success. As with any relationship, if only one side is putting in the effort, something usually ends up missing the mark at a certain point during the process.
It’s important to ask the tough questions BEFORE you invest and start your project. Think of the firm you are going to work with as an extension of your own team. As the basic hiring principle goes, the best time to fire someone is before you hire them. Keep this in mind when choosing your implementation partner as they will be a crucial element of the success of your project.
I hope I didn’t give too much away! Now go download the eBook! Have any comments or additional questions regarding this subject? I would love to speak to you about it, so don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss it!