If you’ve made the choice to upgrade your accounting system into an ERP system, you’re at the start of an exciting journey into a more organised, better functioning and well-integrated future.
To get the most out of this process, and to ensure the smoothest possible transition into your new system, we have highlighted four areas for focus:
1. Identifying and addressing your needs
2. The importance of collaboration
3. Avoiding migration frustrations
4. Ensuring longevity of the system.
Identifying & Addressing Your Needs
To successfully implement your ERP software, we start by fully outlining your needs and identifying the existing issues and bottlenecks apparent in your business processes. This will give us the opportunity to make recommendations to significantly improve efficiency.
Some considerations include:
- • Are there multiple systems are responsible for performing the same integrated tasks?
- • Are there areas of your business where inventory costs are not accounted accurately for?
- • Where are the incidences of costly errors taking place?
- • Can these manual tasks be automated/consolidated?
The importance of Collaboration
It’s important to choose an ERP system that will support the needs of your business and its users most efficiently. Working closely with Endeavour Solutions, you can create a system which works for you, and enjoy peace-of-mind, knowing you’ll be supported and assisted throughout the entire process.
Feedback and testing ensures an effective implementation and we recommend involving all key personnel to provide critical consultation to help shape the system to better suit specific requirements. Staff will also feel involved in the process and potentially more motivated to adapt to the system once live.
Avoiding Migration Frustrations
One of the most important areas in implementing your new ERP system is the migration of data from existing systems.
Endeavour Solutions can assist you with the migration, plan and execution, ensuring the transition is as smooth as possible. Streamlining your data into a new, intuitive system can seem like a lengthy and frustrating process, but with the right guidance, a successful outcome can be achieved.
Ensuring longevity of the system
Product training prior to user acceptance testing (UAT) the system results in more valuable feedback to shape the system ahead of go-live and starting with a well tested, viable system will profoundly affect the results of the implementation and heighten the chances it will be deemed a success.
Employee confidence in the new system is important and this is achieved by providing proper training and assistance during UAT
Ongoing training and learning enables employees to not only have the confidence to use your ERP system effectively but raises awareness of new features which can be implemented so the system can grow with the business. This is important for us at Endeavour, as many of our clients have remained with us for 20+ years, demonstrating the ability for the solution to adapt and change as required.
Your business needs are as individual as your business – and there’s no better way to achieve the results you want than through developing a strong partnership with your provider. Endeavour Solutions aims to guide you through all stages of the process, and to continue to support you well beyond the implementation and refinement of your ERP system. For more information on how we can assist your business, get in touch with one of our consultants today on 1300 583 097.