There comes a time in the evolution of every business when it's time for a change. If you have outgrown your current business management, accounting or other related systems you used to run your business, you should consider investing in a cloud ERP system in order to grow.

Selecting the right cloud ERP system for your business can be a challenging process and you’re at risk of making erroneous judgment calls without having done the proper research in the background.

With this in mind, we have put together this article to help you avoid the three most common mistakes businesses usually make when they are making the decision on whether or not to invest in a Cloud ERP system:

Not knowing why you need Cloud ERP

The first mistake you can make is simply not understanding why you need a Cloud ERP and the true utility behind it. Ask yourself this question: What exactly do you want your new ERP solution to do for your business? You should not proceed with the implementation until you have a clear answer to this question.

You need to review your business processes and gather requirements. However, keep in mind that you don't just have to gather requirements for doing “business as usual.”

While you review your business processes, you should look for processes that you want to change, not just automate inefficient and illogical processes. If you just automate your current processes, you’ll probably continue to have the same issues. The only difference will be that the problems will happen faster.

Not paying attention to the core factors


Business systems are only helpful when their level of trust is high. Make sure to do your research in order to know how a Cloud ERP system works and whether it can deal with different real-life situations before spending a considerable amount of money on it. This way you can minimize risks and loss.


For small businesses that are using only one or two Cloud ERP modules, concerns associated with the data transfer speed are often not a challenge. However, as businesses grow, timely and reliable delivery of useful information becomes much more critical. This is why it’s essential to be informed about the speed of Cloud ERP systems before making a decision.


The success of deploying ERP in the cloud depends a lot on the company's need for data growth and the speed at which it is planning to increase. This means that if your company chooses a Cloud ERP system that is not flexible enough to cope with the constant growth of your business, it will get to a dead-end eventually. Adjustability is one of the most important factors when it comes to Cloud ERP systems.

Bottom line

Make sure to avoid these mistakes in order to enjoy a seamless experience when it comes to choosing the right Cloud ERP system.
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