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Not all ERP Solutions are Created Equal

The ERP industry has evolved over the last 2 decades from just a few large ERP providers to hundreds of ERP Vendors providing dozens of solutions (large and small) that are designed for specific vertical markets.

If your company is looking to replace or upgrade your current Finance or ERP solution you will want to focus your evaluation on those ERP Vendors who are aligned with your industry and more importantly those that can solve your specific business problems.

CMC recommends that you begin by assessing your own business requirements using the following criteria. This will enable you to focus your efforts and to shortlist those ERP Vendors that have the right capabilities and experience to meet your needs.

ERP and Business Systems Evaluation Criteria

  • Your Industry– Manufacturing, Importing, Retail, eCommerce, Professional Services, Technology, Health, Government etc.
  • Your Vertical Market –Engineering, Automotive, Furniture, Fashion, Food and Beverage, Mining, Architectural, Legal, Education, Utilities, Energy etc.
  • Your Business Model – B2B, B2C, Franchise, Online or Digital
  • Your Location – Local, State, National or International
  • Your Company Size – Small (Less than $10M), Medium (Less than $500M) or Large (More than $500M)
  • Your Business Model – B2B, B2C, Franchise, Online or Digital
ERP Requirements Wheel
  • Your Level of Process Maturity – Start Up, Growth Phase, M&A or Digital Transformation
  • Your Competitive Advantage – What makes your organisation unique?
  • Your Innovation Roadmap – What is your approach to innovation and R&D?

If you would like any advice on what ERPs might suit your organisation, please get in touch.

Our experience with CMC was outstanding. They provided structured, clear guidance, processes and support. The team always went above and beyond to ensure we had the best possible RFP experience. We were very happy with the outcome and look forward to working with CMC again in the future

Dan Andrew - Director OperationsUniting Church Synod NSW & ACT