To what extent should price be a factor when making your selection? How can you ensure that your costs won’t spiral once your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project is underway?
These are common questions when choosing an ERP partner – and the majority of the initial questions we hear are often cost focused.
But it’s important to understand that ultimately, the price you will pay will always reflect the actual number of hours/days that are applied to the project, regardless of the initial estimate or fixed cost you’re given.
This means picking the cheapest Partner does not necessarily guarantee that your project costs are managed.
There is always a risk that the number of hours required to complete the project, and therefore the overall cost, will be greater than you originally expected (and were quoted for).
That’s why it’s important to consider other factors, aside from price, when selecting your Partner.
Talent, culture, methodology and scope are all ways in which you can mitigate risk – great people, cultural fit, an agile, iterative approach and a very tightly defined scope will give you the best opportunity for success!
We dive into these four factors in detail in our guide. We also dig into some real-life examples of ERP projects and the lessons you can learn from them.
A comparison between estimated vs fixed price costing
Real-life ERP deployment stories
The four factors to consider when evaluating an ERP partner
Ways to mitigate risk around price, scope and timelines