Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, solutions have been the largest and one of the longest-running business software solutions on the market. When implemented correctly they are the key to operating a complex business with efficiency, automation, and visibility. By the same token they can be the source of tremendous pain when their functions are not aligned with the organization that uses the software. We're not here to talk about how to pick the right solution today (though you can find more on that here), but rather when do you implement an ERP solution? There are many right answers here and it will always depend on your specific business. However, the industry best practices for ERP point to 3 main reasons to implement ERP for your business.
Congratulations, the "decision fatigue, extra meetings with vendors, and convincing your own team this is the best move" portion of the project is done. Now for the work of implementation. The burning question? When do I do all this?!
*This is a common phrase that serves as a warning for using bad data to inform a system. No matter how good the software, it is only going to be as good as the data feeding the decisions.
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