Endeavour Solutions have implemented ERP software for a broad range of clients for over 30 years. The key criteria to consider in the initial stages of choosing a system have been outlined below.
5 Important Areas to focus on for a successful implementation
1. Local Supplier
Endeavour Solutions have been a trusted partner to over 50 Australian businesses across various industries with clients remaining on average with Endeavour for 10 years.
Working with ERP software solutions and business intelligence tools, MYOB Greentree, MYOB Advanced and Qlik Sense, Endeavour have carefully selected these tools as they hold the highest value in flexibility and functionality to price ratio. Endeavour’s key goal is to deliver competitive advantage to clients and improve efficiency and profitability.
Endeavour add value to the client relationship through the following: A consultative approach, industry specific knowledge, full scope of services, a focus on delivering on time and on budget and an in-house development team to build customisations
The success of Endeavour is measured in client satisfaction levels and longevity of business relationships.
Read more how Endeavour Solutions are the right partner for their clients.
2. Cloud vs On Premise
Not all businesses are the same and that’s why the solution selected will depend on your key requirements in this project. On premise means you will manage your hardware requirements such as servers at your workplace which includes maintaining access for users and providing adequate upgrades and backups. Whereas the cloud is available for users to access the software and uses the hardware resources of the technology company. Each has a varied set of advantages and considerations to explore before moving to the next step.
Explore why Australian businesses are making the shift to cloud ERP solutions.
3. People Management
A company’s main asset is it’s workforce. When those who are most impacted by the project are brought along the journey to implementation there is more chance of success.
Endeavour Solutions provide a step-by-step guide to making sure staff are consulted effectively throughout the process including:
• Making sure all departments are involved and represented at the project level.
• The importance of a shared understanding – everyone needs to understand the goals, objectives, and what’s trying to be achieved. It’s all about communication.
• Education – it’s essential that everyone in the business is given the best chance of being successful with a new system.
• Dealing with the ‘tough nuts’ – inevitably, there’ll be those who are resistant to change and how to manage them effectively.
• The Endeavour Solutions approach – 25 years of experience honed during the successful implementation of hundreds of ERP solutions has given us some clear insights into people management.
To read further on these points above, please download the ebook, Software is the easy part: A guide to people management in an ERP project
4. Risk mitigation
Taking steps to minimise the impact of a new software solution on your workforce and the wider business is critical for success.
Big issues to affect your business such as natural disasters or human disasters such as Covid-19 outbreak felt heavily in the beginning of 2020 are examples of the unthinkable that can impact your business. Maintaining efficient systems and processes are the best way forward.
Read more about Four strategies for mitigating risk in our downloadable eBook.
The process undertaken to implement a new business management system can have a profound effect on the final cost of the software.
To explore in more detail please visit our informational post ‘What are the costs of an ERP System’
Embarking on the first steps to implementing your new business system can be a confusing and often overwhelming process. The business’s future profitability depends on the selection of the right system for your requirements.
Starting with the five points above and deciding how they apply to your requirements will kick-start your journey. To have a chat with a friendly member of the Endeavour team and how we can help, please feel free to contact us to discuss further.