When is the Best Time to Start Your ERP Vendor Search?

By Katie Foley 

Your organization has decided it’s time to invest in a new ERP system. The next step is taking the time to make that happen. An ERP software selection includes evaluating current business processes and identifying the business requirements in an ERP system that would help your organization increase overall productivity and efficiency. Since employees are busy with their day-to-day responsibilities, there is almost never a ‘good’ time for an ERP selection project.

Here's 3 reasons why summer might be the perfect time to begin this process.

1. Summer is Slower for Most Organizations

There tends to be a more relaxed pace in the summer. With fewer deadlines to meet in the summer, employees can use the extra time towards the ERP selection project.

2. Summer is Midway Through the Year

Summer falls at about the midpoint of the year making it a great time to look back on the first 6 months of the year and evaluate your organization’s strengths and weaknesses in order to better define your business requirements for an ERP system.

3. There’s Still Enough Time to Select and Implement a Solution Before the End of the Year

Summer falls between the hustle and bustle of the first two quarters, but before the last quarter giving you a nice window to evaluate, select, and implement (or at least begin to implement) your new ERP system.


Although it seems like there is never a good time to select and implement a new ERP system, the lull in activity that the summer offers might be the best opportunity for your organization to begin the ERP vendor selection process. Have questions about Visibility ERP? Get in touch with us!


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