ERP project: why wait?
Your company is working very well, the figures are good, the employees are quite happy. However, there are some points that could be improved, as you well know...
However, even if you have already thought about it, integrating a new ERP software into your company seems a little premature for the moment. You fear that some employees will not be able to adapt to the new tool, you are afraid of the time it could take, you have a busy production schedule...
In short, this is not the right time and you defer "your decision" until later.... In fact, you have already made your decision.
A meaningful decision
I can already hear you saying to me, "What decision are you talking about?" I'm talking about the one you took and continue to take every day about this Business management software integration project: do nothing!
Doing nothing is a decision. You make the decision not to change your company's organizational process, to stay in your comfort zone. Here is a small diagram, which illustrates the situation perfectly:
A delay that is building up
Making the decision to do nothing is therefore to be considered. Especially since your competitors have also made decisions. The Business management software are not software that has just arrived on the market: they have proven their worth for a long time. It is therefore very likely that many companies in your sector are already equipped with them or are in the process of doing so.
The problem? You are falling behind the competition. Being equipped with an Business management software today allows you to gain in productivity, to be more flexible, to better monitor your actions. It also means being able to take advantage of new software innovations in real time, thanks to updates.... In short, to be at the forefront of organizational optimization in your sector.
A significant loss of income
To finish convincing you, I suggest you talk about money. Not the investment you will need to make to make a success of your Business management software project (see our next post on the ERP budget), but the investment you lose if you don't make it through.
While you're postponing your project, who's paying?
Who is financing the shortfall that is increasing every day?
Indeed, between your current organization and the organization you should have with sound management and processes thanks to your Business management software, there is necessarily a gap. All this money, the amount of which you may not even know, could instead be reinvested in more powerful machines, a new website, or simply inflate your company's turnover.
To conclude: the more you postpone your Business management software project, the more money you lose and the more you fall behind your competitors. So now it's up to you to make the decision.