Triumph ERP Footy Tipping Results for 2024

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Good luck with the season ahead.

I’m not a diehard footy fan but I still love the Triumph Footy Tipping Competition. It’s great challenging friends, family and work mates and, given I know very little about the game, it’s always fun to see their faces when I come out ahead!! I love the weekly prizes – a much better incentive than only one winner at the end of season. 2024 – Bring it on!

Jacqui Clay – PJ Technology

The Prizes

Every week a winner will receive a $25 Coles Myer Gift Voucher, with the overall winner receiving the choice of either a $200 Visa Gift Voucher or a case of premium Australian wine valued at $200.


The Terms and Conditions

The competition is free to join. However, participants must reside in Australia, be of legal age, and be employed by a company or organisation.

*For the complete list of T&C click here


Rules of Play

The 2024 AFL season will be the 128th season of the Australian Football League, the highest-level senior men’s Australian rules football competition in Australia, which was known as the Victorian Football League until 1989.

The season will feature eighteen clubs and will run from 7th March until 25th August, comprising a new ‘Opening Round’ on top of the 24 round-game home-and-away season, the most in league history, followed by a finals series featuring the top eight clubs.

The fixture for the first time in AFL History was extended to include an ‘Opening Round’ along with 24 matches per club, the longest in history. Participants predict the result of each game by nominating the correct result. Participants must also select the margin
they think will be scored in the margin game played in each round

*For complete set of rules including our points system click here


How to Register

The 2024 registration is now open. To get involved you need to register yourself or a team, visit the Footy Tab on the website and follow the prompts or click below to register now!

What is Mobile ERP? – Mobile ERP in Australia

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Before we dive into Mobile ERP, understanding what an ‘ERP’ system is in the first place is vital.

ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is an all-encompassing software solution that streamlines and automates business processes into one single unified system.

Our proprietary ERP solution Triumph ERP, is the go-to modular ERP solution for Australian SMEs. Offering unparalleled functionality and reporting capabilities. Triumph ERP offers fast implementation, robust performance and flexible integration. Imagine Triumph ERP as a central database that connects all your day-to-day business processes into a single, central and comprehensive system.

Also Read: https://triumph.com.au/solutions/solutions-by-industry/what-is-erp/

Now imagine… if your technicians are out there in the field providing services, and have the ability to securely access key business information remotely. Have access to data on, sales, customer habits, purchase history, insights and functionality of the ERP solution right in the palm of their hands. Now imagine, how much more they could achieve out in the field with an ERP solution like Triumph.

Today our phones are almost an extension of ourselves, a device that fits into your pocket but also has the power to run complex programs and applications if needed. Once your ERP system is implemented, often the very next thing businesses do is add-on a mobile ERP application, as mobile access for any ERP solution especially in today’s remote work culture is essential.

Mobile ERP empowers your workers by helping them access essential business data to collaborate and do their work from anywhere with just a mobile device. A valuable asset especially for service technicians out in the field.


What this means for your business.

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As a business, looking to add a Mobile ERP solution, you have to analyse the features of the solution before implementation, if it does add value to your business, and if the additional cost is outweighed by the benefits of a mobile solution.

Here at Triumph, our proprietary Job Mobile module is our answer to a Mobile ERP solution, a simple add-on module that helps technicians record, report, and track all expenses for a job directly from a smartphone back to the ERP solution.

Our Job mobile module helps to empower your workforce working in the field or remotely to securely access vital information that adds real value to day-to-day operations for the business.


A feature packed mobile solution.

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Triumph’s Job Mobile module is an innovative and efficient solution designed specifically for mobile sales teams and technicians, who need the reliability of an award winning solution they can access remotely. Opening communication remotely and increasing transparency for transactional and work data in an effective manner to increase productivity.

With Job Mobile’s ‘voice to text’ functionality’, your employees will find logging work descriptions a breeze. Supervisors now can review Job Times before they are even posted, ensuring they are accurate and that the Job has been done on time. Our solution allows for the recording of any labour and materials on site, as well as the collection of signatures while on the go.

Here at Triumph we understand the importance of real-time processing for businesses, it keeps you agile and flexible enough to bolster yourself against market forces. Our job mobile module has the ability to streamline your entire physical invoicing process, by processing credit card payments right on the spot, capturing and submitting receipts and invoices immediately after a transaction. Helping you and your employees keep track of transactions.

Our priority with our Job Mobile module is to give mobile teams the ability to manage inventory on the go. This includes getting directions to new job sites with our map feature, record Geo-locations for accuracy, access the fine details for the job, and contact the customer simply with our call feature for seamless communication.


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We know how important customers are, great experiences earn repeat business. So to ensure great experiences for you customers, our Job Mobile solution hands you the ability to generate customer service reports based on performance, straight to your email!

By leveraging Job Mobile, you can not only meet but exceed customer expectations, fostering long-lasting relationships and driving repeat business.

Embrace the convenience and efficiency of our Job Mobile solution and elevate your customer service to new heights!

Leveling up Business Operations: The Power of ERP Solutions

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Introducing the ultimate buff for small business, Triumph ERP, An Award Winning Enterprise Resource Planning Solution.

Just like a powerful weapon or ability can make a gamer’s journey easier, an ERP solution can simplify and streamline a business’s operations. Let’s dive deeper into this topic and explore the benefits of an ERP solution and how it can help businesses achieve their goals.


Leveling up with ERP solutions

Imagine playing a game where you can manage your inventory effectively. With an ERP solution, businesses can keep track of their inventory, monitor sales, and manage their finances all in one place. This leads to increased efficiency and productivity, much like how a gamer can quickly navigate through their inventory to find the right item for a specific situation. An ERP solution can help businesses automate their processes, reducing the need for manual data entry and minimizing errors. This can save time and increase accuracy, leading to better decision-making and improved customer satisfaction.

Coordinating and communicating like a team

Just like online multiplayer games require teamwork and coordination, an ERP solution can improve communication and collaboration within a business.

With an ERP solution, different departments can access and share information in real time, leading to better decision-making and faster problem-solving. An ERP solution can also ensure compliance with regulations and standards. The software can track and manage data related to finances, inventory, and employee information, making it easier for businesses to stay on top of legal requirements.

Staying ahead of the competition

In gaming, players use data and statistics to improve their gameplay. Similarly, with an ERP solution, businesses can track key performance indicators and analyze trends, allowing them to make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition. An ERP solution can also provide businesses with a competitive edge by allowing them to innovate and adapt quickly. With real-time data and insights, businesses can identify trends and make adjustments to their operations to stay ahead of the curve.

Implementing an ERP solution

Implementing an ERP solution requires careful consideration and planning to ensure its effectiveness. It’s important to choose an ERP solution that aligns with your business goals and requirements. Involving key stakeholders in the implementation process is crucial, as it ensures that the ERP solution meets everyone’s needs and there is buy-in from all parties. Providing adequate training and support is also vital, as implementing an ERP solution can be a significant change for employees. Regularly evaluating and adjusting the ERP solution is important to ensure it continues to meet your business needs.


To conclude, an ERP solution can help businesses achieve their goals by streamlining operations, improving communication, and providing valuable insights. By investing in an ERP solution, businesses can level up and thrive in today’s competitive market.

So, what are you waiting for?

Try our free demo today!

5 Reasons for Digital Transformation

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Adapt and Evolve with Digital Transformation.

It’s a mantra adopted by successful businesses that is implemented, streamlined and poured across every level of the organisation, a mantra that keeps them running not just in the present but also keeps them in the mindset of anticipating and joining in with the digital future. All of this is possible by taking the necessary steps toward your organisation’s digital transformation


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Without change, performance would never improve.

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Even before the onset of the pandemic, we were offering a helping hand to growing businesses in anticipation for the digital future, a challenging process made easier through our proprietary ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution, Triumph ERP.

But, how does an ERP solution help you towards taking the steps towards Digital Transformation?

ERP solutions like Triumph ERP connect every aspect of your organisation into one system, a system that is smart enough to analyse, interpret and transform data into insightful information that provides you a deeper understanding on how your business operates.

Think of it like this.

If you’re business is experiencing increasing growth, the level of data you have increases and so does the expenditure on business software, if you are still stuck using basic accounting software and relying on a stack of spreadsheets that keep increasing every week just to track your business, and on top of that relying on various plug-ins for the software to run on, you will regretfully face a solid brick wall of confusion and expensive mistakes.


Here are 5 reasons how Digital Transformation will ‘transform’ your organisation

  1. Improved Productivity: Digital transformation helps to streamline processes, reduce manual labour, and automate mundane tasks. This increases productivity and allows organizations to focus their resources onto more innovative and profitable areas.
  2. Customer Engagement: By leveraging digital tools like Triumph’s eCommerce module, your business can better engage with customers in a meaningful and targeted manner through personalised experiences led through data.
  3. Cost Savings: Digital Transformation can reduce costs associated with manual labour, data entry, and other time-consuming processes. This can result in considerable savings and help businesses become more competitive.
  4. Increased Profitability: By leveraging digital tools and technologies, organisations can increase their profits by expanding their reach, creating new products and services, and improving customer experience.
  5. Agility: Digital transformation allows organizations to quickly respond to changing customer needs, market conditions, and a competitive landscape. This allows organisations to stay ahead of the competition and remain competitive.
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Suffering from Stock Shortages?

Do you want to know how much stock is needed for your product instead of dealing with shortages? Do you want to know how many items you have in stock already, across multiple stores? Do you want to track your product as it goes through the delivery phase? Do you want a unified customer experience, that ensures satisfaction and return customers?

Digital transformation is an essential part of any organization’s success and can help them stay competitive and profitable in the long run. By leveraging digital tools and technologies, businesses can improve productivity, customer engagement, cost savings, profitability, and agility

This is just touching the surface of what an ERP solution is truly capable of, for a detailed outlook on how an ERP solution can inherently transform your business for the better contact us for a consultation today!

To find out more, try Triumph for free or better yet get in touch with us!

Successful Digital Transformation through ERP: Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of the Successful Digital Transformation series, our comprehensive step by step guide, on how to start you digital transformation journey through the implementation of an ERP system.

These next few steps are vital towards successfully implementing change and transforming your organization into a fully capable and integrated business, accessible anytime by you with your chosen ERP system.  


4. Consider Your Budget

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With an ERP solution consider not just software license and implementation costs but also other potential costs. To make it simpler here is a brief overview of the costs that your ERP budget should cover.

1. Technical Costs

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Technical costs include the costs of

  • Hardware
  • Maintenance & Support
  • Applications software
  • Chosen Operating System
  • Network communications

The technical costs should generally encompass all hardware, software and implementation costs as part of your ERP budget.

2. People Costs

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These costs are usually during the planning and implementation stage and include:

  • Education
  • Training
  • Change management (a collective approach in making organisational change)
  • External Consultant support

Often most people related costs are considered when preparing a budget, but planning these costs is crucial to having a smooth transition during the implementation of an ERP software.

3. Data Migration Costs

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When migrating data from legacy systems to be replaced by newer applications such as an ERP these costs usually include:

  • Entry into a new system,
  • Cleansing and accuracy of data migration
  • Extracting the data from a legacy system

Once these costs are known, your next step is to get estimates for these, which can be done by compiling and sending out an RFI to potential vendors as explained in Step 3. The estimates as provided by the vendor can be analyzed along with all other costs to build a realistic budget that would fit with the ERP strategy for the organisation.


5. Evaluating Different Systems

Based on your requirements and budget you should be able to identify a few systems that might be primary candidates. On closer analysis of their features, you should be able to narrow this down to two or three packages. You should then have a detailed demonstration of these two or three systems. Provide the software companies with a list of your requirements upfront so they can tailor the demonstration to your needs, and ask to see critical areas.

If you are part of a growing organisation an important factor to take in as part of your overall decision process is to ask yourself is the ERP solution modular? The reason why it is highly advantageous to have a modular ERP solution is primarily to help you get only what you need and no extras, thus shaving of costs and also give the primary stakeholders within your organisation time to learn and use the software one module at a time if needed.

Here are the 3 steps you can take if you believe you have outgrown the essential modules and want to expand furthermore

  1. Specifically, which additional modules you’ll need in your new system
  2. What functionality do you currently rely on?
  3. Boosting employee productivity by additional functionality within the system

Most ERP companies will offer On Premise deployment, however having a cloud-based system is also highly beneficial to daily users of the system, you can also have a combination of both as a way of transitioning to the cloud at your own pace based on your organisational business strategy, resources and your customer needs.

If the decision rests with your CIO, ensure there is an understanding with your chosen vendor about business continuity and disaster recovery plans, service level agreements and which data centers they utilize (for cybersecurity reasons). Additionally, many platforms can have limitations such as geographic and also feature disparity between cloud and on premise software.

By 2025 it is projected half of large enterprises will implement as SaaS (Software as a Service) strategy and run their core ERP systems through the cloud. 
Hybrid Cloud ERP (Blog Part 2)

This is mainly due to scalability, reliability, agility and cost savings.

Having a cloud-based system in today’s environment is advantageous as users can access the system remotely, moreover cloud based ERP solutions are cost efficient, strong safeguards in terms of cybersecurity and offer a platform for deployment of regular updates as the software can be continually updated remotely without the need of sending a support team.

Phasing the deployment can help reduce not just disruption but also costs, often ERP systems like Triumph is implemented by individual modules, which are updated when the business requires more functions as it grows. Incremental adoption also helps internal stakeholders to learn and apply lessons learned from each module to further simplify business processes.


6. Ensure you are comfortable with the product/training staff

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The phrase “user-friendly” is over-used in the IT industry and it is important that you feel that (with training) you can utilize the functions you require. Are screen layouts clear and concise? Is online help available? Is data entry straight forward? Having a test drive of the system might be a good way to get a feel of it. Ask to talk to some reference sites. This is one of the best ways to get comfortable with the product. Get some feedback from real users who have been using the product for a period of time.

With the change in and adoption of new technology there is bound to be a learning curve. A critical step towards the successful adoption of your chosen ERP solution is implementing an organisational change management strategy to help the primary internal stakeholders within your organisation or the end users of the solution learn.

Here are 4  steps you can take as part of your change management strategy:

  1. Articulate the case for change
    • Clearly articulate the case/reason for change and define actions taken to support the change
    • Communicate and talk about the schedule for implementation, rollout strategy and your wider scope of the ERP system within the organisation
    • Empower key stakeholders who will be end users for the software by giving them authority to make decisions.
  2. Managing opportunity and risk
    • Address the corporate cultural changes the implementation will create (meaning the increase in organisational performance due to ERP solutions providing the ability to contribute, support and improve operations and financial goals as well due to being a collaborative tool)
    • Identifying key stakeholders within your organisation and communicating best way to implement for adoption of the chosen solution
  3. Supporting the workforce
    • Evaluate and assess your current workforce this can be in relation to skills, abilities, experiences and capabilities (As it can have an impact during the transition phase without proper training of staff)
    • Impact your new digital strategy will have on staff, to further close learning gaps it is highly recommended to implement training strategies
  4. Stakeholder communications
    • Ensure before your ERP solution goes live, that all stakeholders (internal and external) are properly informed and understand how their business processes and work will be impacted
Examine the organisation that you are buying the software from

Most software products are not sold and supported directly by the manufacturer; this is normally done through financial software specialists or consultants. Ask yourself “What size is the organisation”, “how much experience do they have”, “how many consultants do they have?” Software consultants are the vital link between you and the software application. They are the key to a seamless and successful installation.


Let’s wrap it up!

Hopefully this has given a greater understanding and a blueprint to help your organisation achieve a successful digital transformation by updating or installing an ERP system, a vital piece of software technology that goes beyond today’s collaborations and remote working but also helps you keep up in today’s increasingly evolving and fast paced business environment.

With an ERP system as the foundation of your digital transformation you now have a profound level of knowledge and access to your business through data and analytics, ensuring your company is competitive and sustainable not in a year’s time but a decade.

If you would like to review Part 1 of this article again click here!

Successful Digital Transformation through ERP: Part 1

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The arrival of a world-wide pandemic has forced major changes on companies through out the world, for a growing business finding new ways to transform their business is no longer a bullet point on a forgotten bucket list but a primary goal. In order to achieve this goal, and keep growing, it often means taking the first step towards Digital Transformation with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system at the forefront of operations, to boost productivity, efficiency and utilising your company data to gain real insights on the performance of your business.

What is digital transformation and The Impact of digital transformation

The term Digital Transformation is used quite often as a buzzword with no clarity on what it is or the steps you can take to implement it, as part of your overall digital strategy. In layman’s terms, Digital Transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of your company, to streamline and improve traditional business processes, a transformative step that changes how your company operates and delivers value to your customers.

Knowing where, when and how to start can be stressful and often confusing, not just for you but also the internal stakeholders who are the forefront of operations in your company.

Ensure, internal stakeholders understand why your business requires such a transformation, how it would help the future of your company and your customers needs.

Remember that planning a Digital Transformation with an ERP implementation requires you to look at not where the business will be in a year, but in a decade’s time. This requires you to pick an innovative ERP system that not only offers integration but is also scalable in the future as your business grows

What is an ERP

ERP also known as, Enterprise Resource Planning, refers to an all-in-one software that manages your day-to-day business operations, finances and accounting. It enables the proper management of your daily operations, streamlining procedures and coordinating activities which helps you focus on the big-picture.

The Major Competitive Advantage of an ERP system

The implementation of an ERP system, provides you and your stakeholders within your business the opportunity to innovate, by bridging the gap between existing technology and business challenges led by improved financial controls and operational efficiency to better understand your data to achieve a transformative outcome.

The saying goes that ‘time is money’ and nothing is more true

– Benjamin Franklin

The advantages of an ERP system doesn’t just stop at tracking transactional data it is also a method of increasing efficiency, productivity and simplifying the way your company does business.

One of the major competitive advantages that an ERP system offers is being a one stop shop for information you need on your clients, vendors, and partners, this leads to an improvement in employee and customer satisfaction, quick responses and increased information accuracy. As a result, costs tend to decrease as your company begins to operate more efficiently.

96% of Emerging businesses that excel in their industry rely on some form of an ERP Solution

– Aberdeen Group, 2015

If you are a growing small business and still wondering why you need to implement an ERP system as part of your digital strategy, data shows that 96% of emerging businesses that excel in their respective industry rely on some form of an ERP Solution, as it standardizes back office operations by 77%, minimises operations expenses by 11% and provides real time data and insights by 48% (Aberdeen Group, 2015)

Advantage of cloud-based ERP systems in today’s world

Cloud integration is a highly beneficial feature for an ERP system that is at the forefront of your company’s digital transformation journey.

41% of Australians work from home

– Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2020

Moreover, Cloud ERP systems are highly scalable with ease as your company can adjust its needs as it grows as it based on a pay as you go model, compared to having an ERP system on premise, as this can add another layer of complexity and maintenance costs for the long term. 


The Implementation of an ERP

OK, now that you know who an ERP system is for and why an ERP system is part of a successful digital transformation strategy, here is how you can deploy it successfully across your organisation and get the most out of your investment. 


1. Aligning your chosen ERP with your company’s digital strategy

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Aligning your chosen ERP system as part of a digital strategy with your business processes and objectives is essential to serve as the foundational basis for your company’s digital transformation. It is important to note that an ERP system might be a foreign concept for many internal stakeholders, and also its functionality will vary across departments within your organisation. Providing education and establishing a cross departmental team to select the right vendor and ERP is necessary.

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If your IT department favours one system and your HR department favours another for its features, it is essential to make sure there are assurances written within your contract that these features will be developed later, thus bridging the gap and pushing you forward across your journey towards digital transformation

With the right information you can get started immediately, and be on your way to a successful software upgrade with your chosen business management software.


2. Involving the right people

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If the implementation involves every area of your business, you need to get people from those areas involved in the evaluation process. Ask them what features they are looking for and consider everyone’s requirements. That way everyone affected by the change can feel they were a part of the decision-making process. This may also mean involving your external accountant.

You need to have an understanding of your system in order to assess and analyze whether the features of the business software you choose meet your specific needs. A good place to start is by analyzing what is lacking in your current system. Not all systems provide the same business functions, and each product will have different levels of functionality within different areas of the software. This means it is important to have a detailed list of what you need the software to do in order to assess which system can best meet those requirements.

Break your list in items that are mandatory and items that are nice to have. There is no such thing as the perfect match, however your system should meet 90% or more of your business’ needs.

This is where it is recommended to choose the right implementation partner who is accredited with the chosen ERP software. Who offers training and understands our software along with all its features, knowledge that internal stakeholders within your company usually wouldn’t possess when you first start implementing an ERP system.


3. Hiring a consultant

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Consultants can provide guidance, helping you look for new ways to expand your business while avoiding complications. When choosing your ERP consultant, their expertise in the field means they can evaluate your business and recommend the most suitable systems, and then help you evaluate these.

To ensure a smooth process during the implementation, your chosen consultant should be able to help you rewrite the right business processes, this can be for example automating manual processes across multiple functions to make quick and effective low-level decisions, moreover by redefining and streamlining your business processes you can streamline operations and automate tasks like processing invoices for accounts payable.

Now is the time to rethink, redefine and streamline your business processes by combining with the right digital tools such as an ERP system and really transform your organisation.
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If there is a knowledge gap in terms of estimating costs for your chosen ERP software, this gap can be rectified by sending a RFI (Request For Information) to prospective ERP vendors. With an RFI you can also ask questions focused on your implementation strategy such as:

  • The time frame for implementation for a company of your size
  • How are you different compared to other ERP providers in the market?
  • The experience working with businesses within your specific industry

These responses will not only get you your RFI but also will help demonstrate your chosen vendors expertise and help you learn about the upcoming steps in this implementation process.

Once you have moved past these questions you can now submit an RFP (Request For Proposal)

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RFP is much more specific and targeted that an RFI, an RFP should show your chosen vendor your specific needs in line with your digital strategy and a custom proposal to meet the needs you have expressed. Be specific about your requirements and the timeline for implementation asking questions such as:

  • Features and functions that need to be included
  • How will the system be deployed? (Cloud or On-Premise ERP)
  • As a business what Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities are you looking for
  • Ongoing maintenance support, costs, frequency of updates and training for users of the system

The primary purpose of submitting an RFP is for the vendor to show you exactly what they can do, how they can do it, value gained and how much this investment will cost you.


It doesn’t end here…

We’ve gotten this far with explaining the first 3 transformative steps you will take as business to implement an ERP solution that will define the future of not just your organization but also work. I understand this is a lot to read at first, but an ERP solution isn’t just a simple piece of technology or software, having a deeper understanding of an ERP solution means having a better understanding of your business.

An ERP solution offers not just visibility but also agility within your industry. 

Click here for Part 2 which will take you through the next vital implementation steps such as your budget, comparing different ERP solutions, and implementing a change management strategy.