Selecting the best ERP system for your business

Recent years have seen many improvements and developments in the ERP market place but a new system still represents a substantial investment and the ERP system selection process – deciding which system will be best for your business – remains a complex and challenging task.

It is more important than ever to seek out practical, impartial advice to ensure that you choose the system which matches your business needs. Gradient can provide you with all the help and support you require to be able to select the best software and vendor for you.

ERP System Selection – How we can help

Gradient believe that the selection of a new ERP or business information system should begin with your business needs and not with a pre -defined list of software. That’s why we will always begin the selection process by spending time within your business. We will spend time speaking to your people, understanding your objectives and examining your processes.

The ERP system selection process can be tailored to your exact requirements giving you as much assistance as you need; from an initial business review, to the generation of a specification document through to system selection.

ERP System Specification

  • We will take the time to understand how your business works and what problems and issues need to be resolved.
  • We discuss with you where you want to be in the future and exactly what it is you need from a business system to help you get there.
  • We will put together a comprehensive specification document, written in plain English, which will detail all of your key requirements linked to your strategic objectives.
  • The specification document is not a check list. It will be written so that vendors have to explain how their ERP software, and their understanding of industry best practice, will benefit your business.

ERP System Selection

  • Our specialist knowledge of the market place enables us to match your requirements to the most suitable ERP vendors rather than sticking to a predefined list.
  • We educate your team on the various choices of ERP system and vendor before sending your specification out to the market.
  • Our detailed analysis of the responses to the requirements document will guide your team through the short listing process.
  • We provide support with the software demonstrations and proof of concept workshops. We are also on hand to help with the final contract negotiations.

 Gradient can provide you with all the help and support you require to be able to select the best system and vendor for you.