The journey to discovering the
right ERP solution and the right
ERP vendor can be tough.
But if you find the perfect fit, there are
immense benefits to be had like…
2 A higher standard
of customer service
That’s why nearly
of companies are currently planning to, or have already
begun, acquiring or upgrading an ERP system1
Solutions Review: ERP Software: Facts and Stats
But before they reap their reward,
most will encounter...
The Seven Stages
of ERP Grief.
If you grow, can your business
management software easily
flex & grow with you?
…and this is often a big shock for businesses
that have used the same system for many years.
If you answered no to any of those questions,
your system might not be as fit for
purpose as you think in today’s digital age...
But adopting a new ERP system
is a daunting prospect for many
Firstly, you need to
find the right solution.
And then comes the task of paying to
build it, implement it, and keep it running.
So, rather than make that leap, many
companies will bury their heads
in the sand…
…Or turn to temporary fixes and quick
workarounds to help them continue with
business as usual.
And as people retreat into their silos, you’ll lose a complete
picture of what’s going on.
But ‘making do’ only works for so long…
People will look for unauthorised shortcuts to get the
functionality your system is failing to deliver.
Processes can become inconsistent and inefficient.
First, take the time to clear your head and
take some best practice steps.
While a system upgrade is inevitable,
it’s an opportunity to use technology to
create the best version of your business.
Rally a project team together. Ask your
industry peers for tips and recommendations.
And write a strong RFP guide for circulation…
…And for your own sake, don’t look back
in frustration because your organisation didn’t act sooner.
Instead, turn your sights to the future.
of growing businesses who
excel in their respective industry
rely on an ERP system2
of businesses experienced an
improvement in their processes
after implementing an ERP system3
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This is your chance to reflect on the
bigger picture, and what you’re seeking
to achieve for your company in the long-term.
Make the right choice, and there’s
so much to gain, like:
A flexible, future-ready
Scalability and agility that puts
an end to growing pains
A more efficient,
Whether they realise it or not,
your stakeholders, frontline staff and
customers rely on the success
of this transition.
The pressure is on.
It’s time to clarify exactly
what you want to achieve
with your future ERP solution.
Listen to and discuss their issues, and get a
solid idea of the impact they have
on your business.
Ask your people what would
make their lives easier.
Armed with team feedback, you’re
ready to identify the must-have
features your ERP system needs
to be a
For example, do you need...
scalability at every level
Real-time, 360-degree business
visibility and intelligence
platform or 3rd party
Anytime, anywhere mobile access
for key staff
Intelligent order processing and
stock management tools
Configurable workflows, alerts,
properties and reports
Smart customer, supplier,
leads and prospect
A clear map towards
After identifying an appropriate ERP vendor, you
accept it’s time to focus on ensuring the entire
company embraces the new system.
You appoint a system administrator.
You work with your vendor to launch
You take the opportunity to cleanse
your data now before migrating it to
a new system
And together you begin to brainstorm
ways to maximise the value of
your system for years to come…
…And to ensure you never need to go
through the 7 stage stages of grief again,
both you and your vendor begin to nurture a
lifelong, benefit-led partnership.
Who that partner might be is ultimately up to you.
But no two companies operate in the same
way – even those in the same industry…
…Which is why
no two ERP solutions
should be the same either.
At Intact, we’ve always respected
our customers’ right to run
their business the way they want to.
Intuitive, scalable and highly
customisable, our ERP platform,
Intact iQ, contains everything you
need to effectively manage your
business – your way.
of our business come from referrals
of customers agree Intact iQ
supports their ambition to have
“a robust platform for growth”97%
Our customers record
an average saving of
days per month,
Just ask our customers what they think…4
Intact Customer Survey