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ERP Recommendation

We are mid-size light manufacturing/Assemble company; about 120 full time employees. We are B2B Company (Domestic and International Sales). We are thinking about implementing an ERP system. I am looking for recommendation for ERP systems/partners to consider. Any recommendation on cloud base vs software? Current systems - PeachTree for GL, Misys for manufacturing, Salesforce for CRM (highly prefer to keep SalesForce) and ShipGear for shipping Thank you in advance


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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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There are not Q & A's than space and patience of the other members will allow.

Might I suggest these Proformative courses, that will let you understand the process that you should "follow" to find the system(s) that will meet your requirements not only today but for 5 - 10 years:

  • Before You Buy That Accounting, ERP, or CRM System...
  • How To Increase The ROI Of ERP System Implementations
  • Business Process Mapping: A Prelude to System & Process GAP Analysis
  • GAP Analysis: A Practical Approach

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    Len Green
    Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
    Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
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    Wayne's pointing you in the right direction for this. It is critical to start with your needs, not with software. Functionality trumps everything-if it can't do what you need, then factors like cloud v on premise are moot.

    That said, if you are at a stage of moving to the next level as a company, then start with a business technology roadmap to make sure your business strategy drives your process design and selection of ERP. For example, if your sales and customer service teams are making good use of, it may make sense to retain it and build around it. That's a best of breed approach, for example

    I've done this for many clients, in many industries, with local and foreign operations. I'd be happy to chat further with you, let me know.


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    Thank you Wayne and Len for your advice

    Topic Expert
    Wayne Spivak
    Title: President & CFO
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    (President & CFO, |

    As I know Len well, I can say on his behalf and mine: You're welcome!

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