Business Planning: Implementing the right ERP Software


This week’s blog post focuses on Business Planning and software implementation with regards to ERP software.

Recently there have been numerous papers released by Focus Research, Inside Business Finance,,  and Sage Software which focus on the different options of selecting ERP software for your company.

BAASS Business Solutions would like to help you through this process by providing relevant information to assist with your business planning process. Whether you are planning to upgrade to the latest version of Sage ERP (Accpac) 6.0 or looking into purchasing ERP software, the tips provided in this blog will help you along the way.

Navigating through the ERP software in today’s market can prove to be challenging at times with the many different options for businesses to consider. Determining which ERP software best suites your business needs means asking relevant questions to help with the selection process.

Focus Research provides a best practice checklist for selecting ERP software:

  1. Know your requirements
  2. Make sure vendor competencies match your requirements
  3. Check vendor training and support resources
  4. Treat your ERP project as a change-management project
  5. Enlist the aid of consultants
  6. Don’t skimp when allocating resources.

Like many large-scale technology purchases, selecting the right ERP software depends heavily on your organizations business plan. How your company plans to use the product, the number of employees with a software license, and the number of ERP modules you plan to purchase – all of these factor into the final cost of an ERP solution. Because many mid market companies are operating on a limited budget, it’s critical in the business planning phase to consider the different costs encountered with the implementation services, along with maintenance fees, upgrades, and software assurance.

Technical support before, during, and after implementation is a huge factor when considering purchasing an ERP software. Such professional services don’t come cheap, and you might be unpleasantly surprised one day when you receive a bill that is much larger than expected. BAASS Business Solutions has decided to take a different route from our competitors in the market, as we are the only ERP software vendor in the ERP midmarket to offer fixed fee pricing and a money-back guarantee.

Recently, a company called Business Software released their choice of Top 15 Accounting Software Vendors for 2011, and we are happy to report that Sage Software made the list. The Top 15 Accounting Software Vendors is an accounting software guide to help people find the right accounting software packages for your business. This list profiles the leading accounting software vendors, and provides information on the different products sold, price point and key strengths for each company.


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