When you embark on the journey of buying a new ERP or accounts software system, you may feel that you are the first person to ask certain questions, but I can assure you we have heard them all.
In this blog I will share some of the frequently asked questions our sales team get asked on a regular basis.
Let's look at two of the most frequently asked questions as outlined below:
1. How much should I expect to spend on a new ERP system?
This is a bit like buying a vehicle, you can get a Moped for circa €2k or €3k or you can spend €100k and there are solutions at every price point in between. In general, there are 3 different levels of solution available in the ERP / Accounts Software market:
In summary, you are limited only by your imagination and money. You cannot expect a Tier 2 solution at a Tier 1 price. The level of services you require will be dependent on the skillset of your employees and the value you wish to extract from your solution. Services on Tier 2 solutions tend to be provided on a 'time and material' basis with fixed price projects incurring a surcharge.
2. Can existing data records be migrated to my new accounts system?
One of the major stumbling blocks a company faces when considering a change in their ERP, Accounting or Business software is the potential of no longer having their historical information readily available.
This information is critical in making purchasing decisions and also in looking at year on year sales analysis. There are several ways of approaching and addressing this problem and I will outline them below.
In summary, the answer is 'yes' but there is a significant amount of consultancy time required, which will have a resultant cost associated. I would also recommend working with your consultants in advance to agree the 'scope' of the data that is to be transferred.
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