Great Infographic: Excel Your ERP Selection Process

This great infographic suggests ten steps we need to take in order to succeed in ERP selection. ERP systems have become more and more handy and even vital over the years, as companies without the system find themselves chasing their own tail working with failed software.

But deciding to get an ERP system doesn’t mean that work is done or that money and success come knocking on your door. As this infographic shows, there are some important actions that still need to be taken after the initial decision, in order to guarantee success. For instance, it is important to get the executive support in your decision. It is also important to aim high to pre-defined goals and make sure those goals are measurable.

This great infographic also reminds us to take care of our employees, by making sure they have enough desirable incentives, or, as step 5 shows, helping them perform their best, while sewing the right methodology and precise work plans.

The bottom line is that the decision making part is merely the first step in assuring ERP success. To get on the fast track to success, you need to get the executives and the employees on board, define goals, and constantly improve.


Marissa Hart is the Lead Author & Editor of ERPeople. ERPeople is a blog focused on all Enterprise Resource Planning business management platforms. ERP can be used by a company to collect, store, manage, and interpret data from many business activities, including: Product planning, cost, manufacturing or service delivery, marketing, and sales.