7 Steps to Selecting an ERP Solution

By Mike Dorris

OK, you have come to the realization that you are not happy with the important seed business data that you use to run and analyze your business on a daily basis. Maybe you don’t have confidence in the integrity of the data? Maybe you feel that your staff is spending too much time doing manual data collection and manipulation? Maybe you have outgrown your current seed business software and need to change?


Whatever the case, the next challenge is figuring out how to go about researching and purchasing a new seed business software package. An internet search shows there are multiple vendors offering multiple systems. But now what? Are these software packages specifically designed for the seed business? Can I keep my current accounting system? Will the new seed software integrate with my accounting system? Each question generates additional questions.


The article below provides a good outline of things to think about and tasks to complete when purchasing a new business software package. Each time you see the term “ERP” or “ERP software” insert the term “seed business software”. Following these steps will provide you with a comprehensive plan for analyzing each seed business software package on its own merits to help you find the best fit for your business needs.


Click HERE to learn more about the process of selecting an ERP solution or management software package. These steps can help you choose the correct solution for your seed business.






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