ERP Selection Guide for the hottest printing indus

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Printing industry ERP Selection Guide

in essence, ERP Selection in different industries follows the same principles and steps. However, some unique business models and historical problems in the printing industry make it necessary to pay attention to some special matters when purchasing printing ERP software to better adapt to the operation needs of the industry. In this selection guide, we try to analyze the various stages and levels in the selection process of ERP software. At the same time, we combine some characteristics of printing 1, which together with film anti adhesion function 1, has become the target industry for quantitative evaluation of plastic film openness, so as to provide useful guidance for users in the printing industry to select ERP products

1. Starting: determine the basic framework of model selection

know yourself and know the enemy, and know yourself first. Only by deeply analyzing and summarizing your own needs can you lay a solid foundation for ERP model selection. In fact, the type selection is composed of many factors, including the core objective of ERP system purchase, the length of the revenue period, the relationship with the existing information system, the human and material resources that can be invested, etc. it is clear that these factors are very important, and these problems restrict all subsequent type selection decisions. In terms of the actual work process, the enterprise should organize the persons in charge of each department and field to discuss the various objectives of introducing the ERP system, so as to obtain a benchmark to guide the whole selection process. For example, whether the selection of ERP is based on avoiding implementation risks or meeting the special business model of the enterprise also reflects the enterprise's attitude towards the introduction of ERP to a large extent. A selection process based on reducing risks tends to pay more attention to short-term interests and often requires the recovery of ERP investment in a shorter time. However, for a stable ERP system that can develop for a long time and bring benefits, it often pays more attention to the integration with the enterprise management mechanism, sets the revenue target relatively conservatively, and sets the time to recover ERP investment as two years or more

2. Recruiting: set up a model selection team

after determining the basis of ERP model selection, it is necessary to select the personnel who actually complete the model selection, which is also the focus in the ERP project approval process. In addition to the heads of relevant departments, there are two aspects that need to be considered. One is the decision-making members of the enterprise, and the other is the ERP experts of the third party. Although we are not willing to over magnify the proportion of the number one effect in the success of ERP, the support of decision makers does play a vital role in the implementation of ERP, which has a subtle impact from the system selection. Since the real demand for ERP often comes from the highest decision-making level of the enterprise, the participation of the decision-making level is very important for other staff to grasp the selection goal. If the cost allows, the introduction of third-party ERP consulting experts can bring a lot of predictable returns. Experience has proved that in ERP projects with a certain scale, it is difficult to complete all kinds of evaluation work solely on the strength of the enterprise itself, even if the enterprise has sufficient it technical strength. The experience of ERP experts cannot be replaced by the short-term resource investment of enterprises. For those who have not been involved in ERP work, even the collection of product information and industry information may form a great burden

3. There are laws to follow: establish evaluation criteria

just as the warehouse keeper must prepare an inventory table before inventory taking, it is also necessary to establish a feasible evaluation criteria before selecting ERP software. Based on the objectives specified in advance, we suggest that enterprises first conduct a primary selection of ERP products in the market, and specify the evaluation criteria in combination with the information provided by the shortlisted manufacturers. This is conducive to mapping the enterprise's demand for ERP system to the real product function, reducing the uncertainty in the actual evaluation process and avoiding the type selection risk. The general ERP evaluation standard adopts the form of questionnaire. All the survey questions are given different weights according to the selection objectives to determine the final score of each product

4. Choose a product or a manufacturer

in the selection process of ERP system, the product factor is generally greater than the manufacturer factor, but compared with many software systems, the manufacturer factor accounts for a much larger proportion, because ERP projects have very high requirements for implementation and service. As ERP is a long-term project, ERP software suppliers with strong strength have better sustainable development ability, which can reduce the investment risk and development risk of enterprises, and provide continuous software improvement and various information and consulting suggestions. In addition, including the quality of the manufacturer's staff 2, 220 split single and double reducer, foam granulator and its quantity, the geographical location of the manufacturer and other factors also need to be concerned in the selection process. Experienced training experts and service personnel can provide effective support and guarantee for enterprises, while geographical location determines the speed of door-to-door response. This is particularly important for printing enterprises whose downtime represents a loss of money

5. Face changing: product customizability

for ERP model selection, the existing features are only one level of the product, and the customizability and scalability are very important in the software implementation process and even the subsequent operation process. For larger printing enterprises, coated paper alone may have many specifications, reaching hundreds of varieties, and the classification and varieties of various raw materials are countless. Therefore, printing ERP software must first have a very flexible basic data coding mechanism. At the same time, some customization capabilities for product BOM are also very necessary, especially for those order oriented printing and production enterprises. Maintaining a robust template library can greatly improve the operation efficiency of enterprises. On this basis, whether the functions and processes of the software system can be changed flexibly is also a key issue to be investigated. Since the enterprise may constantly change the business focus and business model during the use of the system, whether the software functions can be quickly adjusted to meet the latest needs has become an important issue related to the follow-up cost of the enterprise. In fact, from the development trend of global enterprise management system, platformization has become the mainstream, and comprehensive customization of ERP system has become a new demand of users

6. Escort Fleet: in addition to software functions, the comprehensive technical level has reached the domestic leading level p>

many enterprises have carefully evaluated various characteristics of products in the process of model selection, but have made wrong decisions in other fields. When selecting ERP products, we must give consideration to comprehensiveness and details to maximize the possibility of success. From the perspective of software system, factors such as performance and stability are also very important, because ERP system often carries the core operation tasks of enterprises. An easily overlooked problem is the maturity of the system. An ERP software product that has not been tested enough may expose many problems in the implementation process, and even cause the premature death of ERP implementation. The price factor also needs to be paid attention to in the process of model selection. The relatively correct attitude is that we should pursue the rationality of the price instead of focusing on the price. Many users choose not to purchase follow-up service support to reduce the price, but the fact has proved that the services of many ERP products are very necessary and beneficial, and users who purchase these services alone in the later stage may need to pay more costs. It is easy for enterprises to ignore the value of products simply considering the price. Therefore, taking the price as the primary factor for model selection will do endless harm to enterprises

product is the real core of ERP model selection. All preparation for model selection is for the final software system evaluation, and all other model selection factors are also related to product selection. For enterprises preparing to use ERP, they usually have a certain amount of it accumulation and some technical strength to use, so they should first conduct internal evaluation without external interference. On this basis, the shortlisted manufacturers can conduct centralized demonstration and explanation on some issues of concern. For example, some printing enterprises with a large proportion of packaging material production may focus on discussing printing opening issues with manufacturers. It should be noted that in addition to examining whether the basic features of the software system meet the requirements of the enterprise, it is often more important to examine the functional depth of the software system. From MRP to MRPII to ERP, the basic functions contained in a typical ERP system are very similar and relatively stable. The main difference lies in the level of functions, especially those that users in the industry focus on

for the printing industry, production efficiency is one of the lifeblood related to the survival and development of enterprises, which means that the ERP software used by printing enterprises should include powerful production planning functions, and can automatically schedule production to maximize the productivity of machines and personnel. Obviously, an ERP system that is rough in production management and can only manage information but can not analyze information and complete intelligent decision-making is unqualified in the printing industry. In addition, enterprises in different industries have different business concerns, and their Er can adopt the temperature rise and fall method. The P system should also take different functions as the core. In fact, even in the same industry, different enterprises are more or less different in operation. For a busy printing enterprise, it is very important to reduce the downtime of the printing machine and ensure that each printing machine accumulates tasks as little as possible; For a printing enterprise that has not reached the saturation of active source, more reasonable quotation to improve profit margin, better management of raw material price and turnover to save costs, and how to improve quality to promote users to increase order quantity will be paid more attention at present

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