The acquisition of new inventory and accounting (or ERP) software is a huge undertaking, especially when you replace QuickBooks or other introductory software for a Tier 2 or ERP solution. Even if you're moving from legacy software or an existing ERP system, it's important to understand the costs associated with implementing a new solution. As a business grows and technology changes there will come a time when this transition is necessary as existing systems struggle to keep up and new business complexities arise.
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Before you start looking for ERP software, it is important that you have an appropriate budget that allows you to find a system that works best for your business needs.
The decision to implement a cloud-based or on-premises solution will greatly impact initial implementation costs, on-going fees and your overall experience with the software including infrastructure requirements.
Introductory software costs will be significantly lower than ERP systems - and for good reason. If you're looking to grow your business with a more sophisticated solution, you need to be ready to pay more for advanced functionality.
Automating processes across multiple sales channels (think retail and eCommerce), managing inventory at multiple warehouses and other business complexities will play a role in designing an appropriate budget.