If you’re a business owner and you are considering boosting your business with a solution that will automate your day to day operations and make your business more productive and more time and cost efficient, then we want to congratulate you on taking this first step. However, we know that sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we want to guide you through the first steps in your journey.

Most business owners select their ERP based on their own research or peer recommendation, then they look for the best partner to help implement their new business solution. 

However, there is merit to do it the other way around, for the following reasons: 

  • Your selected Partner may actually help choose the right ERP for your needs, especially if they offer services on multiple ERP’s 
  • Being on your own when selecting ERP’s will expose you mostly to the marketing prowess of the various ERP providers and hides from you all the pitfalls and shortcomings that each of the ERP’s in the market has.  These are important to know before hand, especially for the ERP that you end up selecting.
  • Sometimes the best ERP for your organization is a combination of two or more business solutions from different vendors.  Do not be alarmed if this is what your Partner is suggesting.  Traditional integration issues are outdated.  Having various business solutions integrated into one ERP is becoming the norm and actually provides more benefits than with a single vendor solution.  In fact, even the best ERP solutions from Microsoft are actually various components that work seamlessly together as one ERP. 

You shouldn’t be penalized by the fact that you’re not an ERP expert. At Computel, we reward ourselves not with the amount of professional time we bill, but for the time we save our customers.  That is why we aggregate our service timesheets in minutes, with no minimum billable time and no minimum per call charge.  This is also why we accept yearly fixed price agreements with guaranteed service and no strings attached. The right partner won’t sell you the most expensive service and will educate you on the best options for your business. 

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