Using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software can greatly boost productivity while automating certain processes. However, ERP software can be difficult to implement, and in some cases, extremely time-consuming or expensive. Here are some main challenges you will face during ERP implementation, along with a few solutions!

A Lack Of Flexibility

Some ERP tools need to be more flexible and lack the necessary optimization to help your business actively. For the most part, you are much better off picking modern software with all the essential features and making it easy to integrate and improve upon.

Resistance To Change

Let’s face it: one of the things most people dislike is change. We don’t like changing stuff and implementing an entirely new system can be quite a hassle. Please talk with your staff, train them, and teach them how to use this tool. They will soon realize such a change is beneficial to their work, so keep that in mind.


Working With a Random Vendor

You might see a list of the most popular ERP systems and randomly pick one. However, you should always vet the vendor, check their analysis, and learn what they offer with their packages, etc. Knowing all that information will make it easier to pick the right company and ensure plenty of room to grow and expand.

Not Having a List of Features You Need

It’s easier to pick the right ERP system if you know what you need. Unfortunately, many companies randomly choose an ERP system without assessing their needs. You will notice that some ERP systems can be focused specifically on what you need. The last thing you want is a one-size-fits-all ERP system because it usually might not give you the necessary solutions.


Underestimating Maintenance Costs

It’s also important to realize that every ERP system comes with maintenance costs. Some companies disregard that. However, you will notice that all these costs add up. They might initially seem affordable, but all costs add up in the long run.

Few Integrations

Ideally, you want your ERP systems to have good integration with the current tools. That might not always be the case, but you still want to check and see if most of the stuff you use right now can be integrated. Doing that can help because it helps you speed up processes.

There will always be challenges as you try to implement an ERP system, and that’s why we highly recommend using these ideas shown above. Even if an ERP system might not be perfect, it might fit your needs. That’s why you want to have a list with all the features you want, and also vet every vendor accordingly. Once you have that information, it will be much easier to narrow down the best ERP system providers!