Choosing the best ERP solution
So, you’re thinking about embarking on an ERP project? “What do I want” and “What do I need” are the tricky questions to answer when faced with defining the “must have” and “nice to have” items in the solution. With that in mind, possible solutions usually fall into two major categories: customized solutions and packaged solutions.
At first glance, the idea of a customized system can sound appealing; if you can dream it, you can have it. A total custom ERP solution may sound like the best solution, however increased costs of development, ongoing support challenges, and limited resource dependencies often lead to unexpected cost overruns and having to replace the solution sooner than expected.
Packaged solutions, on the other hand, are proven products. Using best practice methods to control implementation cost with set proper timeline expectations, a standard base solution allows for activation of features and modules that provide the ultimate return on an investment. This lets companies control costs, expedite utilization of systems, and realize their efficiencies sooner.
The best solution is to find a packaged solution created using a modular concept that will allow for the addition of developed modules as needed and the introduction of controlled customization. A company requiring, for example, demand management, sourcing, and inventory activated in the first phase, and accounting later, is made possible with a modular package.
Companies searching for ERP systems typically fall into three main groupings: large corporate structure, mid-level operation, or start up small business. A packaged solution is the foundation to serve all three.
Larger operations often mandate the activation of all modules. However, they still require a level of controlled customization that allow them to address their various operational challenges and unique processes.
Medium-sized operations are most likely to delve into the package concept benefiting from workflows that focus on best practices for their industry, without customization. Focusing on their immediate pain points, current budgeted items, and ease of implementation, this modular solution provides peace of mind with controlled parameters and an ability to engage with additional features as needed.
Smaller businesses require a lighter, modular version of the package concept without customization. Initial costs can be controlled with activation of core modules allowing for increased speed of implementation and usage.
At Momentis, our experience has provided us with the ability to properly assess and provide solutions and resources to serve all types of businesses. Our goal is to provide the foundation and long-term scalable solutions that will allow our customers to grow as their business evolves. In essence, a small business who chooses a basic modular solution can evolve into complex ERP solutions that suit their business needs as they grow.
The benefits of a modular solutions include:
- Faster implementation process, quicker usage of solutions.
- Minimal testing efforts during implementation.
- Proven industry solutions, best practice management.
- Reduced upgrade efforts and costs.
- Streamlined modular solutions require less effort and costs.
- Minimal customization requirements.
Reach out to Momentis today to determine which solution is best for you and your objectives!
The Momentis ERP System was developed for fashion, apparel, footwear and accessory brands, textile, wholesalers, and distributors. Momentis automates and streamlines processes from design to delivery: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Sourcing & Logistics, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Order Management and Financials, and integrates seamlessly with leading B2C, 3PL, POS and other 3rd parties using EDI and APIs. The Trenza software suite is the latest solution that enables your ERP to effectively communicate with Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) solutions, such as Trenza Shop, Trenza Sell, Trenza BI, Amazon, Shopify, Big Commerce, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Joor, NuOrder, and more.