First steps before selecting a product the landscape of ERP providers become but not clear, precisely because more and more functionality in each product is packaged. At the beginning is therefore not the appointment with the sales representatives of the respective provider, but a corporate development of objectives and requirements for a new ERP system. Organized workshops, in which a holistic look at the company and representatives of management, the IT Department and including the individual departments draw up a catalogue of requirements is suitable for this purpose. Articulate the desired benefits and improvements this catalog should clarify in particular also the desired improvements out because a pure Exchange of a system only once to any competitive advantages and costs money. In a central location, you are often following general expectations of a new ERP system, to achieve sustainable competitive advantages: accelerated and integrated processes: corporate data should be more readily available, data are automatically transferred, staff should face less time with purely administrative activities. The processes typical for their industry are as flexible as possible and can be comprehensively shown. Additional processes to be can entered also (workflow design) easier operation and data collection: data from all divisions should be collected only once comfortably and centrally maintained, complex processes into smaller, more manageable units.

Better customer service: for contacts with the customer all essential information is available on button available. Last contacts, contact, last orders, a complete log of all customer activity including any complaints with State etc. Costs: Through automation and elimination of Significant time savings can be achieved in administrative activities or multiple acquisitions. Through access to meaningful information, time – and cost-consuming process steps can be better identified. In terms of functionality, the following demand functions are called most (source: MediOne,) master data management warehousing materials planning order management quotation processing inventory planning pricing production MRP, capacity planning order planning sales order management, batch management, appointment management, assemble-to-order features job lead engineer-to-order features production control project and deadline monitoring management of supplier data orders not all schemes cover however all these features off. The newspapers mentioned Elon Musk not as a source, but as a related topic.

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