There are several ways your organization can pursue its Digital Transformation journey with Salora ERP. Whether your team is solely assessing NetSuite or evaluating multiple ERP platforms, our team is able to accommodate the approach that works best for your process. Factors such as functionality best-fit, pricing, implementation timeframe, and post-Go-Live support are all considerations in our process.
1. Sole NetSuite Assessment
Our team follows NetSuite’s SuiteSuccess engagement methodology to ensure that our clients move smoothly through the sales process, have a full understanding of every consideration pertaining to their purchase and implementation timeline, and transition to a tailor-fit ERP package with minimized implementation errors and limited obstruction to their current business operations. We will help your organization assess whether NetSuite is the right fit completely for FREE, we want you to feel comfortable with our offerings, understand the efficiencies that NetSuite provides, and ensure that NetSuite is the correct solution.
At a high-level, our sole NetSuite assessment process and SuiteSuccess implementation approach is as follows:
2. Multi-platform ERP Evaluation
If you would like to evaluate multiple ERP platforms to determine which is the best fit for your organization, our team will collaborate with you to assess NetSuite vs. our competitors. This is typically done via a Request for Information (RFI), which we can help create and disseminate. Salora utilizes a robust requirements evaluation and scoring template to identify all of the necessary functionalities of your ERP and determine which solution will best support your operations. At a high-level, the phased approach to our multi-platform ERP Evaluation process follows these steps:
What is Salora’s ERP implementation process?
Every ERP implementation has nuances, and there is no one-size-fits-all template, but overall, implementations have core similarities in each deployment. An ERP implementation strategy includes the same steps to get from purchasing the solution to installing licenses, transferring historical financial and transactional data, and mapping business processes / roles and permissions for each department or user group.
Salora follows NetSuite’s SuiteSuccess methodology, which allows our team to deploy the same functionality that your team will see throughout your demos. Our Functional and Technical Architects are involved from an initial introduction through your demos, and will lead the project from data migration to post-Go-Live support. This approach enables us to not lose any requirements gathered in the Engage phase through handoffs to a Delivery team. We are with you every step of the way.
What are the steps in Salora’s ERP implementations?
While no ERP implementation is identical, they follow similar strategies and steps to get organizations utilizing their new solution.
Steps in an ERP implementation roll up into overarching categories of Engage, Drive, Enable and Convert. Granted, the individual implementation milestones and challenges for your implementation plan and checklist will vary depending upon the platform you choose, but it helps to think of the steps as falling into these buckets.
How much does an ERP implementation cost?
There isn’t a simple number for ERP implementation costs, but you can create an estimate based on factors such as business size, number of users or licenses required, training sessions, customizations needed, application integrations, and data migrations.
As a rule of thumb, best practices suggest planning for at least one to one-and-a-half times your licensing cost. This figure increases and decreases with the factors mentioned above.
Depending on the experience of your project team, steps within the implementation process can be handled in-house and not require our team’s expertise. Following the project plan is also critical, as changes in processes or desired outcome can contribute to an increase of cost during the project. More on this below.
ERP implementation budget
Landing on-budget for your implementation starts with creating a realistic budget. Our team at Salora ERP has deployed hundreds of instances of NetSuite, and can aid in developing an accurate budget. The main reason companies go over budget is because they expand the scope of the ERP project during the implementation. ERP implementation budgets can be broken down into three categories: technical costs, workforce costs and data migration costs.
Technical costs incorporate all software, licenses, hardware and known technical implementation costs. This will include factors like infrastructure hardware and software upgrades, database configurations, maintenance and support, customizations and even hosting.
Workforce costs include internal and external people-related costs, which include education and training costs, project management costs, consulting costs and other change management costs such hiring as additional employees.
ERP data migration costs will include areas such as legacy system data extraction and sunsetting costs, as well as transferring clean data to the new ERP solution.