A frequently asked question that we get back from companies is: when is the right time to start with an ERP implementation? The answer is quite simple: always or never. Or you as a company are very busy and have sufficient budget, but no time. Or you have little work at the moment and therefore have time for the implementation, but no budget. Of course, there is always a reason why it is not the right time, but in all those cases, an ERP implementation is always possible. We are happy to explain it to you.
A lot of work and sufficient budget, but little time for ERP implementation
We start with the situation where you are currently very busy with daily activities. In this case, it is often the case that an ERP system helps streamline day-to-day operations and even automates processes where possible. Moreover, business is going well now, so you usually have a sufficient budget to invest in an ERP system. But because you are so busy with the daily work, you have no time for the implementation. In this case, it is still possible, for example, to implement ERP software for installation companies. In this situation, it is essential that you look for an implementation partner who will relieve you of all your worries and take as many tasks off your hands as possible. This way, you can continue with your daily activities as much as possible, while after some time, you still use a new ERP software.
Little work and enough time for ERP implementation, but not enough budget
Another situation that often occurs is that you currently have little work. But during this situation, you have enough time to invest in implementing ERP software. Sometimes, a new ERP system is necessary if your current software is outdated. Because you currently have little work, your budget for new business software is likely limited. Even now, it is still possible to implement an ERP system. Make sure you look for a partner who understands your current situation. For example, you can invest a little more time in the implementation process yourself or leave out certain unnecessary functions for now. It is often possible to activate specific functions later and expand your system when your budget allows. In this way, you will also use a new ERP software after some time without the implementation exceeding your available budget.
Is this also the right time for ERP implementation for me?
Even if you feel that your current situation does not quite fit into the two described situations, it is also possible to start implementing a new ERP system. The conclusion is that you should look for a partner who offers a listening ear and who understands your current situation in all situations. What are the necessary functions? What are the priorities? What is possible and what is not (yet) possible? Based on your situation, an implementation plan is drawn up that matches the available budget so that you can enjoy a worry-free implementation.