When you have made the decision to invest in a new business management solution you have some tough decisions to make:
- How do you know who to trust with the investment?
- How do you know that a proposal can deliver what it promises?
- What is the right amount to pay?
After all, it's more than likely that everyone you speak to will have a vested interest in 'selling you' a specific solution. You can't even trust a reference site to deliver a 'warts and all' appraisal of their solution.
What you really need is honest, independent advice from a source that is focussed on helping you to make the right decision for your business and not the right decision for your supplier.
Buying, installing and implementing an ERP solution to replace an existing system is one of the biggest expenses that any Small or Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) will make. Purely from a cost viewpoint it ranks right up there alongside moving premises or investing in new plant and machinery or buying new vehicles. However, it carries the highest risk of any decision that you are going to make.
The right solution will deliver impressive gains to the business in many areas and a return on investment that will be both measurable and impressive. Staff will become more effective and efficient. Productivity should increase and the business will flourish, grow and develop. Improvements in customer service and account management coupled with better financial management and production control all combine to deliver increases in revenue and lower costs. The board can be rightly proud of their decision to invest.
The wrong solution will at best deliver nothing more than you have today. No measurable improvements and no increases in productivity or profit. The worst scenario will actually see a devastating effect with lower staff morale and reductions across all Key Performance Indicators. The results are often lower profits, higher costs and fewer customers.
With hundreds of solutions to choose from ranging in cost from a few Hundred Pounds to Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds just how can you increase your chances of getting the decision right first time?
With over 25 years experience of implementing business solutions for companies of all shapes and sizes SBO Consultancy is well placed to help you avoid the pitfalls and make sure that your investment carries the highest possible chance of success. We fill the knowledge gap at an affordable price making sure that you rely on informed decisions and minimise the risk.
It's clear to see why investing in help from SBO can help your ERP investment succeed.