Analysis of four criteria for ERP system selection

2022-07-30
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Analysis on the four criteria of ERP system selection in small and medium-sized enterprises. Model selection is like strategy, while implementation is tactics. Under the wrong strategic guidance, no matter how good the tactics are, they cannot achieve their goals

for small and medium-sized enterprises, which account for 99.8% of the total number of Chinese enterprises, the most important problems to face are small capital, small scale and non-standard management system. They choose ERP for the purpose of rationalizing production resources and improving production efficiency on this basis

"only choose the right ones, not expensive ones, and the shoes should be suitable for your feet". This is a pertinent suggestion for SMEs to choose ERP. When small and medium-sized enterprises choose ERP, the following four standards can be used as a reference:

select a scheme supplier with industry background

Xinte software is a small company with only 8 employees. It was established in 2000, but the projects implemented have spread all over the country: it started from the bottled water enterprises in Wenzhou, and now its business has spread all over Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Tianjin, Sichuan, Guizhou When we bought the computer, we had more than ten provinces and cities, including Xinjiang. "Xinte has chosen the development of information software for the bottled water industry. We have been constantly studying the business characteristics and information needs of bottled water enterprises, and have made great efforts to do it thoroughly." Jiwu, the manager of Xinte, summed up the success of his own enterprise. Different from the traditional industries, bottled water enterprises have to face a large number of end customers directly, and the standardized ERP system simply cannot meet their special business needs. This industry is relatively new, and the enterprise has not yet formed a scale. Many large software suppliers have not developed targeted ERP systems, which is providing market opportunities for small software companies

when choosing a software supplier that focuses on a certain industry, it actually pays attention to the professional service team behind it. In this team, there are management consulting experts, software and hardware engineering technicians, etc., who can help users select, analyze, customize, and even secondary development

take improving efficiency as the purpose of ERP implementation

there is such a joke: the software salesperson sells office automation OA software to a Wenzhou boss, and talks about this software. It can realize the rapid circulation of various information and documents within the enterprise, so that the boss can handle the internal affairs of the enterprise in a timely manner. After hearing this, the boss was very dissatisfied: "the function of OA can be fully realized at dinner. I am in charge of the market, my wife is in charge of finance, my aunt is in charge of the warehouse, my third brother is in charge of purchasing, Lao Wang is invited to do technical production, and we have dinner together at night. Let's inform each other. Isn't that what you said about improving the efficiency of information sharing? Why do you have to spend money on computer software?"

this joke shows that ERP systems designed by many mature software suppliers are mostly modified from fixed templates, and most of these fixed templates come from large companies with large organizational structures and relatively mature management systems, which are obviously not suitable for the current situation of China's small and medium-sized enterprises. Information exchange is not the purpose. The purpose of implementing ERP is not to strengthen information exchange, but to improve production efficiency through information transmission

choose an ERP that is flexible and flexible.

enterprises often encounter many emergencies in operation, such as: after the production plan is released, customers suddenly add orders; In the urgent order, the customer requires cost accounting and quotation within 2 hours. Obviously, a mechanical ERP system can not well adapt to the production practice of multiple situations. As a result, some software suppliers began to realize the importance of personalized services and use their own Assassins' Maces

"what is the overall status of China's automotive non-metallic material technology? For example, UFIDA has launched a new product that can promote the" Scene driven "application mode, which can refine the scenarios that enterprises may encounter into application models. For example, how can we be considerate when receiving orders? After a production plan is released, how to perform the emergency order insertion business of adding an order? Enterprise products are complex products. When a customer requests to provide a quotation within a limited time, how to make a simulated quotation? Under the guidance of these models, enterprises can make personalized choices according to their own needs

Kingdee, on the other hand, made great efforts in the implementation stage, advocating the application of "personalized ERP" in enterprises. On the basis of the company's general BOS (blue ocean strategic system) platform, the company should develop the special requirements of the enterprise. If the enterprise process or business changes, it can also be quickly changed in the system

take after-sales service as an important assessment indicator

there is an example that makes a well-known software supplier notorious. One day a few years ago, Xiao Zhong, CIO of Aokang, learned that there was a small problem with the financial system used by the company: -- it would crash after opening the page and must be restarted before it can be used normally. It was this small fault. Xiao Zhong was optimistic that as long as he called the after-sales department for help, the problem would be a) improved compared with the technical indicators of the original licensed products; ' But now that ducere has changed his mind, it can be quickly resolved. But this was pushed to the technology department by the after-sales department, and then transferred from the technology department to the Wenzhou Branch... In the mutual prevarication of various departments, small problems were delayed for nearly three months

it can be seen that no matter how comprehensive the selection is, there will always be problems in actual operation. It is very important to get timely help and guidance from the software supplier in case of problems. (end)

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