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ERP System for a Construction Firm

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Selection of ERP Software for a Construction Firm

The main functions of Enterprise Resource Planning are to integrate the all business processes and Management Information System (MIS) modules, and to reallocate the resources of a business. How to effectively implement a system in a construction firm is always a hot research topic for researchers. Construction firm processes are little bit different from other industry. Selection of ERP software and vendor for construction firm is not an easy job. Software structure should be as per construction firm requirement. Software working process, reengineering capacity, easy implementation, easy customization, easy user understanding, and expert consultant plays an important role in successful implementation.

The system designed for the construction firm allow them to enhance their organizational efficiencies and hence, their overall performance. Construction firms need to think some basic and important points, before finalizing a system for a construction firm. ERP system for a construction firm optimizes the efficiency and growth of a firm by maximizing the performance of its individuals, teams and departments. It automates the whole process of the firm and relieves the burden of tedious and tiring work.

The most important thing to keep in mind while selecting ERP for construction firm is the period taken by the system, after its implementation, to yield ROI. The lesser the time taken to yield ROI is the better for the company. Implementation timeframe, user friendly, advance features are another key factor to select software. Before finalizing the product top management should thoroughly understand the functionalities of the system, to confirm its suitability to the exclusive needs and demands of a firm. System security, scalability, flexibility and customizability should be easy and cost effective.

Security is biggest and most important concern these days, with growing incidents of forgery, data theft, data leakage, hacking, etc. In order to avoid these incidents, it is vital that construction firms employ a state-of-the-art ERP system with strong security features. Thus, only approved users can access or modify important organization data.

Check vendor capability and previous record of implementation in construction firms. It will assure you that you are selecting right vendor and right integrated software for your firm. If required you can ask for a customer visit or reference numbers of the top management of customer where vendor have implemented same software. During the customer visit or telephonic discussion you can ask about the implementation, features of product, support, satisfaction, etc.


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This book provides the working knowledge to implement superior business processes that yield significant competitive advantage. Implementing software successfully is a critically important part of running a manufacturing business at a world-class level.

ERP: Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain
ERP Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain
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The second edition of a bestseller, this book explains integrated software from the perspective of the business manager. It gives detailed roadmap with real-life examples for successful selection, implementation, and utilization for improved competitiveness.

Maximizing Your ERP System
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Bridging the theory and realities of current software. This book provides practical guidance for managing manufacturing. The book particularly addresses the issues facing smaller manufacturers and autonomous plants of larger firms.



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