We continue our series of blog posts exploring 10 key steps in successfully implementing an ERP solution for small-to-medium manufacturing businesses. We hope you find them useful; don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
“Adequate training of a new system pays huge dividends in maximizing utilization of its features and functionality, as well as a high level of comfort and confidence on the part of users.”
Training is the Key that Unlocks the Best Results
The one thing that you don’t want to skimp on is training for yourself and your employees on your new software; especially because a new ERP system is more than just a new program that you can “make do” with or pick up as needed. When you have an integrated business system, it is vital that everyone is comfortable and efficient with all of the new processes involved, in order to get your best results from the improved functionality.
Often, the whole reason for embracing a complete ERP software solution for your business is to be able to navigate and observe the processes that your business needs to streamline, to improve profitability and to be able to make data-driven decisions. Without proper use of the system, you won’t be able to gain the profitability or data that you need.
To get the best results from all of the hard work you have already put into the implementation—planning, overcoming everyone’s fears, and making sure your data is properly prepared—you want to ensure that everyone using the system is comfortable and confident in its use. This will also help your employees feel confident in the decision to switch to this system, once they can gain familiarity with it and understand how it will benefit them and the business.
Parallel Solutions Offers Many Options
As a Parallel Solutions customer, you have a variety of options for training for your company. Depending on the size of your company and the type of system you have implemented, one or more of these options will be appropriate:
Exact also holds annual conferences (the 2015 conference in Boca Raton, Florida is May 11-13), where customers can learn about new features, products, and get additional training if needed.
The beauty of working with a consultant who understands your business and its needs is that we can tailor not only the software for best results but also the necessary training, both at implementation and on an on-going basis, so that you get the most “bang for your buck.”
Are you a small or medium-sized manufacturing or distribution company that is trying to simplify and streamline your business process? We can help!
If you want to read all 10 Steps to a Successful ERP Implementation, we'd love to share them with you here.
Mary Jo O'Neill