A Four-Part Series that will take you through the basics of evaluating and selecting the right manufacturing ERP system for your organization.
Part III: Start Your Vendor Search & Schedule Demos
Armed with your goals and some basic performance metrics on your business, you can now begin your search for an ERP vendor. A good place to start is asking your partners or suppliers for referrals. You could also hire a Selection Consultant who knows about your industry. Or, if you are a to "do-it-yourself-er," go to your preferred search engine and begin searching for ERP products by using keywords such as “manufacturing ERP software” and “manufacturing business software.”
Another place to look online is a software evaluation website such as www.technologyevaluation.com. Ideally, you should initially choose 5 to 10 vendors that you believe have an ERP software system to address your needs.Read More