ERPIt’s finally time. Your organization has outgrown its old systems and it’s time to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution. Adding an ERP will help your company keep up with the competition but, before that can happen, you need to know how to find the right solution for your business. With well over one hundred ERPs to choose from, do you know how to find the right one? After all, the right ERP system could mean the difference between thriving and merely surviving.

Why Do You Need an ERP?

The beauty of the ERP system is its ability to integrate so that anyone in the company, no matter their level, has access to the right information at the right time wherever they are at that moment. Systems that are intuitive and easy to navigate—such as Sage 100 and Acumatica—should top your list. Access to information anytime, anywhere, is best achieved through a cloud-hosted ERP. These ERPs do not live in physical on-site servers, allowing users to log in real-time from home, the road, or out in the field and get the answers they need right then and there. ERPs also help organizations with production planning and control, changing customer demands, supply and demand, new methods and technologies, and resource and inventory management.

The Starter ERP Checklist

Picking the right ERP for your company is important, but don’t let it overwhelm you. Here are a few things to look for in prospective systems.

  • Intuitive look and feel
  • Universal availability
  • Standard accounting function support (GL, AP, AR, cash management, tax management, etc.)
  • Product structure control support (custom configurations, BOM costing, etc.)
  • Production management with material requirements planning (MRP) and advanced planning and scheduling (APS)
  • Integrated business intelligence (BI)
  • True cloud hosting
  • Scalability
  • Monthly cost predictions

Find the Right ERP with ASI

That is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’ll give you a good place to start. ERPs affect every aspect of your business, so it’s vital to select the right system for all your needs.

The best news, though, is that you are not alone in this process. Since 1986, ASI has been helping customers answer these questions and implement the perfect ERP solution. Whether your business is small, large, or somewhere in between, we have the ERP solutions and smarts to help you get exactly what your business needs. We can handle implementation, training, and support. You simply select the solution you need and let ASI do the rest. Find out more about how ASI can help you land the perfect ERP solution for your business. Contact us online or call us today at 803-252-6154.