Best Practices for implementing a Cloud ERP System:
It is important to know the best practices for implementing a Cloud ERP system. There are certain key best practice tips that are important if you wish to get the most of your cloud ERP system implementation.
Understanding Needs vis a vis solution capability
A mismatch between needs and solution capability could be costly and cause irreparable damage to your business that you may find difficult to recover from. An assessment of needs and evaluation of new ERP system capabilities is a must to avoid the mismatch.
Buy in from the management and their involvement
Always seek visible and demonstrated buy-in support from the CXO level to make the transition easier and faster. This is essential for the stages before, during and after implementation of the cloud ERP solution. The greater the involvement in all stages of ERP adoption: from consideration to purchase to implementation, the greater are the chances of business success. It will ensure there are fewer bottlenecks and arguments down the road.
Which is the best deployment option for you
A public cloud is good for standardized workloads, large number of users, collaborative processes and those with scalability needs to meet increasing demand. The private cloud costs more and requires a dedicated IT team and infrastructure like an on-premise solution. A hybrid cloud option uses both private and public clouds to operate within the organization. This option boosts flexibility but also adds a very high degree of complexity. The public cloud is the most affordable with security levels that match or exceed traditional IT environments like on premise models.
When an ERP system is implemented, you may discover that certain tasks are not required while new roles may be created. We may need to reallocate resources and skills after a cloud ERP implementation.
It makes sense to dedicate a project manager for budgetary and timeline control for the duration of the implementation project. It is important to maintain strict control of budget vs actual expenditure.
Dry runs before going live
After the system is configured and ready for use, do a series of dry runs before you actually go live. This may help you locate bottlenecks/glitches in the new system and some issues too that may have been missed.
Introduce your employees and help them understand the software in the best manner possible. Using videos to build awareness is a good way to consume content and refer to it.
Data from your previous solution would be required in your new ERP system. Ease of migration should be a key feature for the new cloud ERP solution. The solution vendor should provide a seamless migration to the new solution.
Seeking perfection may be a barrier
While you should expect a glitch free solution, complete perfection could be a pipe dream. The quality of dedicated support by the solution provider is a key criterion for selection of the solution. Checking with customer references in a similar business domain is a good way to find out the quality of support.
The VersAccounts ERP is a multiple award winning solution. It is a secure cloud based one stop comprehensive ERP solution that is backed by dedicated support. With the VersAccounts Cloud ERP system, businesses can optimize their operations across multiple entities with one solution with access on a smart mobile device.
VersAccounts addresses key issues of the small business domain in the most effective manner possible. It is affordable, capable and easy to use.
We will help you migrate your data seamlessly from your old ERP system when you make the decision.
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