Are You ERP Ready? You’ve outgrown your basic accounting software and specialty programs, but are you really ready for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution? You don’t want to jump into an ERP implementation blindly. Here are three things that can set you up for success. 1. Know what ERP is and how it will change your company operations: ERP is not just another software program for you to plug in the same old data, just in a different way. It’s a new way to look at what you are doing, how you are doing it, and whether you are successful at it. This is the chance to take a cold, hard look at how your people are working and determine whether they are as productive as they could be and whether you are as profitable as you could be. You may decide to drop the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality and embrace a new level of innovation that can improve productivity, profitability, and drive growth. 2. Have a vision in place: Most businesses already have strategic plans and goals in place. Changing the way you do business may trigger changes to those strategic plans and goals, as well as the milestones on your way to reaching them. Once you have a clear vision about the company you want to be, you can work with a software provider to find the right ERP solution that will help you get there. 3. Choose the right solution: There are many powerful ERP solutions in the marketplace that can improve your productivity, boost profitability, and drive growth. Industry-specific solutions are tailored to your specific business needs and many solutions can be further customized to address unique business situations. Equally important as the solution itself is the software provider that will implement the solution and provide training, troubleshooting, and other follow-up services. Like with any professional service, you want an experienced ERP software provider who will be around to make sure that your software works successfully today, tomorrow, and well into the future. The migration from basic business software into a comprehensive ERP Solution can be smooth-sailing when you know what this change will mean to your business, have a plan in place, and choose the right software provider and the right ERP solution. Contact DWD Technology Group for more information about determining whether you are ERP ready and where to go from there.