Evaluation of ERP Implementation in Steel Manufacturing Industryby Knowit Erp erp for steel industry
Evaluation means what was done to add value to your work and is not bothered about what to be done. The main point of focus of evaluating your ERP Software is identifying the needs of your business and whether your ERP software was able to meet those needs scientifically and easily.
ERP Software evaluation process is the key of ERP success. Force fitting of incorrect software never gives positive results. So it is impertinent to select the correct software so as to not only be in the race but also to succeed it.
Following are the seven ways of evaluating ERP software implementation in steel manufacturing industry.
· Chalk out clear cut goals for your project: Identify the goals or purpose you need ERP to accomplish. Say for e.g. company may aim of reducing inventory level or enhance the customer satisfaction. And evaluate the implementation on this aspect.
Define business requirements in details: Define the needs of business in detail so that this will enable to evaluate your implementation by comparing the requirements and ensure you that your ERP is apt for your Steel Manufacturing Industry. Define and chalk out key business requirements which may include opportunity to enhance the current operation, efficiency and effectiveness.
Choice of ERP package: Successful ERP implementation involves selecting the right software. Also evaluating should base on the point that it enables measurable improvements to your business.
What are your business case and ROI: Corner your total costs for each ERP vendor and the benefits your get from ERP implementation. Evaluate the ROI of implemented ERP, in case the ROI for a particular ERP vendor neither makes sense nor meets minimum investment criteria for your company, then it is better to go for another option.
Easy to use: ERP should be easy to use and incorporate. It should lead the user to the procedural flow immediately prompting the user for data entry rather than depending on the user to know that data entry is required.
Access to information: ERP should be able to display relevant information of each and every stages of steel manufacturing. It should support the type of on screen transaction and availability of options to transpire the demand aspect of the industry.
Customizability: Your ERP software should have flexibility to customize in tandem to the needs and varying scenarios of your business arena without casting any interference with the core software product.
Other factors: Other areas where your ERP should fit itself are its capacity to re-skill the existing staff, process maturity, past history of ERP success or failures.
End user profile: It should cater to the needs and requirements of each and every member of the enterprise say for e.g. the needs of IT staff is different from that of the sales operator and your ERP should cater to all the needs of every personnel of the enterprise.
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