Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA base LMA Consulting Group, which specializes in manufacturing and supply chain strategies, cautions that it is better to take the time to get the vendor selection process right than to rush into something that you might regret down the road.

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are the backbone of modern businesses. The agility afforded by a modern ERP system backed by honed business processes can help any company compete in today’s business environment, which has been severely affected by supply chain disruptions as well as disruptions to traditional business operations due to employees working from home due to COVID.

If an organization has cobbled together point solutions or limped along with a legacy, on-premises ERP platform, it may be time to invest in overhauling how the business operates.

An ERP implementation or migration can be a daunting prospect, especially for organisations with antiquated business processes customized to fit the limited functionality of their current enterprise stack. The following CIO tips, however, help organisations select the right ERP vendor and channel partner and implement the new system with a minimum amount of pain, and a maximum amount of success.

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