Upgrading To A Government ERP Solution: 3 Questions You Should Ask

July 5, 2017BY AMS Editor

Learn three questions you should ask before you upgrade to a new ERP solution for public sector.Are you in the market for a new ERP solution to improve how your government organization operates? Maintaining out-of-date systems becomes more costly each year, and your operations suffer. It may be time for an upgrade.

Find out three important questions you need to ask an ERP expert when searching for a new government ERP solution for your organization. Using these questions, you’ll gain a better understanding of the available solutions and how they increase your efficiency.

 

How Does A Government ERP Solution Benefit My Organization?

Before you upgrade to a new government ERP for your organization, you want to make sure you’re getting the most value for your investment. Discuss the problems that you think an ERP solution could alleviate. You might need to:

  • Consolidate systems that are currently operating in silos
  • Maintain transparency
  • Increase real-time visibility into fund management
  • Standardize business processes
  • Engage your workforce with a cloud-based solution

Talk to an ERP expert about the needs of your organization, and try to get a better understanding of how the right ERP solution addresses them.

 

Do You Have Industry Experience?

The best ERP expert to partner with is one with experience in your industry. Public sector organizations have specific needs, so beyond general ERP features, public sector ERP solutions have features designed for the industry, such as fund management and reporting capabilities.

It’s valuable to work with an ERP expert that understands the GASB reporting requirements your organization needs to adhere to. One of the most beneficial features of a government ERP solution is how it streamlines reporting. Someone familiar with public sector organizations is able to help you find the right solution to meet these specific needs.

 

What Does Implementation Look Like?

ERP implementation is a challenge for many organizations – if they don’t partner with the right ERP expert. An inefficient implementation could disrupt your operations and lead to downtime.

You need to understand what’s involved in the implementation, and the resulting proposed schedule, in order to plan appropriately. The best ERP experts are able to implement your solution, based on this detailed schedule, with minimal impact to your operations.

Use these three questions in your search for the right ERP for your public sector organization. The key to finding the best solution for your needs is having the right ERP partner on your side.

Talk to an ERP expert about finding the right solution for your organization’s needs. Schedule a free consultation now.

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