For more than 10 years we have been advising companies of various sizes and different countries around the world. We have been gathering information, talking with user companies, suppliers and consultants. We publish hundreds of articles written by the protagonists and by ourselves, we develop learning cases and participate in educational rounds in universities and much more. In between we have helped many people answer questions such as:
- Is it necessary to invest in an ERP system ?
- What is an ERP for a service company?
- ERP Do you have to buy it or can it be used on demand?
- How is a supplier evaluated?
- ERP security
- and much more…
After so many years, it was time to compile everything we know on the subject. For that, we created this ERP software guide, which answers the most basic questions to the most complex ones; That is often done by companies that are or will be users of an ERP information system . Each point will take you to a specific post where the topic is developed in depth.
1. What is an ERP and what is it for?
What is the true meaning of ERP? When we ask ourselves what an ERP is, we quickly think of its acronym (Enterprise Resource Planning). But the true meaning of an ERP is much bigger. The ERP system is responsible for all the systems and software packages that companies use for their day-to-day management in their activities such as accounting, acquisitions, project management and production, etc.
2. Implement an ERP
Implementing ERP software is one of the most important decisions in the life of a company . Before starting the process, you have to know what the needs of the company are and what you want to automate, among other things. This is why several questions arise: is it really necessary? How does it benefit me? How long it takes? Will it really solve my problems? Is there a margin of error? Read on to get all the answers to these questions.
3. How to calculate ROI in an ERP project
Calculating the ROI on an ERP software project is important because it is about quantifying the amount of money that can be obtained from the implementation of a new system. In the process, questions arise such as Is it indispensable? Does it bring benefits? Is trustworthy? Does it regulate the investment of the project? Enter the article to find all the answers
4. The role of ERP in Electronic Commerce
Electronic commerce is a wave that is hitting stronger and stronger, it is adding followers more quickly. The ERP software must be integrated into the e-commerce in the sale and provide the functionalities and dynamism that it requires. Read on and learn more about the role of ERP in e-commerce.
5. SaaS: The subscription model to use ERP
Software as a service or as a subscription or SaaS is a software delivery model where a computer application is offered as a service over the Internet. In this article we will name you some differences between an on-premise ERP software and an ERP SaaS software.
6. Evaluation and selection of an ERP software
Many times companies try to take shortcuts when facing an ERP software selection and evaluation project, and thus waste money and time.
To help you navigate a process that is not technical, but business, we have prepared this article in which we summarize what it takes to get it right. Knowledge is key to tackle a project of such magnitude.
7. ERP for SMEs
Day by day more SMEs seek to be competitive through integrated process management. How do they do that? Through an ERP for SMEs, since it opens up a huge market potential and acts as a competitive advantage over companies of similar size. We invite you to read what are the benefits of implementing an ERP for SMEs.
8. ERP providers by country
ERP providers are a fundamental aspect when we talk about the implementation of a management system. They will be the ones who determine the time, money and product. The decision process is large and there are hundreds per country. In this article, you will learn about the main ERP companies by country. We invite you to continue reading so that you know everything you need.
9. Basic concepts of an ERP
What are the characteristics of an ERP? What is an ERP for? On premise or SaaS? These are some of the many questions that arise when we begin to hear about ERP. Nobody is born knowing, that is why we invite you to continue reading and clarify all your doubts about the basic concepts of an ERP. Once you know this, you will be better prepared to make one of the most important decisions for your company.
10. What is the cost of an ERP?
Incorporating ERP software into your business is comparable to a civil engineering project or car rental. Therefore, you have to immerse yourself in good information to decide on the most appropriate one. In this article you will learn how to estimate the cost of ERP software and how to get the most out of it.
11. ERP security and restrictions within the system
The information of a company always has to be protected, that is why it is important to know what the security of the ERP and restrictions of a system is like. When the implementation is carried out, you must know what the essential steps, who has access to the system and how to perform a backup.
12. ERP Cloud: Advantages and risks of ERP in the cloud
The ERP Cloud model is a way of providing business and technology services, which allows the user to access a catalog of standardized functionalities and respond to the needs of their business, in a flexible and adaptive way, paying only for the consumption made. We invite you to learn what ERP Cloud is and what its advantages and benefits are.
13. Management system What is it? How many types are there?
A management system is a tool that allows you to control, plan, organize and automate the administrative tasks of an organization. Within management systems is ERP software and, being the most popular, it is believed that they are synonymous. Let’s see the differences between them.