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ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is a technology which is becoming a necessity in the 21st century for almost all industry and verticals. ERP plays a very essential role in the growth of the company, hence, this is the reason why every company has to put in a lot of time and effort for evaluating, procuring, training and overall ERP Implementation.
ERP implementations have always been shrouded with doubts and reservations from the employees and management. The team implementing the ERP software should be very patient while clearing all the pre conceived notion and prejudice towards the ERP Implementation.
Though Sage Software Solutions have done implementations for a lot of industries and verticals, the implementers and the representative always come across nearly identical set of beliefs that they face. In an attempt to debunk the common issues that the people feel during an ERP Implementation, we have come up with 5 common Myths that need to be explained.
#1 ERP will do all the entries on its own:
During the ERP implementation phase, we have often come across questions being raised by the users, that the entries will be done by the ERP system automatically just by clicking a button and they can just sit back and see the system doing all the transaction on its own. The truth is, yes the system can do this for the users provided you give the instructions correctly in the form of configuration. That configuration takes lot of time from both sides, the user and the consultant.
#2 ERP is an additional burden on the users:
Users have also complained about the initial number of entries to be done in any ERP. Here, the user needs to understand that without the ERP software, they will be spending more time in entering the transaction and then at the month end / year end, there might be duplicity of data in the form of reporting when they present the same to auditors or government departments. If an ERP software is successfully implemented, the user can save the time that they are wasting in duplicating entries for reporting purpose, though this will involve putting in some time initially for setting up configuring the software.
#3 ERP is helpful only for Management:
Users also often think that the ERP solution being implemented is useful only to the management, and it is a tool for the management to monitor the staff’s work. The employees don’t understand that the amount of time users are saving by working through ERP is very less and neither they nor the management have to depend on others for the reporting and inter-department updating purpose. Management can pull out the required reports from the system while the users save time and can relax.
#4 ERP is only for educated and new generation users:
ERP is considered as a shortcut for a lot of people who believe in detailed and minute work. They think that depending a lot on ERP will not help them as they will have to do more work. We need to understand that once ERP has been integrated with other software that the company uses, there will be lesser data leakage and faster processing of data. It is true that the newer generation want an ERP system which is fast, accessible and more user friendly to provide them with the required information on the go, but ERP does not have any age bar. It can be used by any working class member and by any company even if they are startups. With sufficient training, ERP solutions that are very user friendly and can be used very effectively without having prior experience of any ERP.
#5 ERP is for only big Fat Fish:
There are times when not only users but the management as well thinks that an ERP software is only for Fat Fish or big market players. They need to understand that the business size or revenue doesn’t play any role in the ERP implementation and you can start using the ERP if you have only 1 user as well. ERP software is a catalyst for growth of the organization wherein it can help the company scale up to higher levels. ERP software like Sage ERP are also robust and scalable in nature wherein, they grow with the organization and the management does not outgrow the use of the ERP software for a very long time.
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