How to start down the ERP selection path
Seven rules to follow before you even start looking for a vendor
A decade ago, one sobering statistic clouded the otherwise rosy promise of technology: about 70% of all major software initiatives failed to reach their goals, and nearly a quarter were cancelled and written off. Today, with better data management, more flexible applications and easier launches, the frequency of “failed” ERP programs is lower. But companies still manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory far too often, and when that happens the result can be disastrous.
Successful ERP initiatives start with the right foundation. Following these seven rules will help you make the best decisions and realize more of the gains an ERP system can bring to your organization: