A small business’ guide to ERP. What is ERP and how to choose one for you.

Learn the basics of an ERP and how small businesses will benefit from getting one. The purpose of this guide is to educate small and growing businesses on ERP basics and give them direction on choosing and implementing an ERP system for their needs.

1. Understanding ERPs

Spreadsheets can take you only so far. Learn the basics of sustaining business data, ERPs and their uses, and how to evaluate ERPs before choosing one for your business.


  1. The importance of business sustainability
  2. Why use ERP and what is it?
  3. Evaluating an ERP

2. Implementing and configuring an ERP system

After choosing an ERP you want to go with, implementation comes into the picture. It's often a huge time investment but choosing certain methods and practices, implementation and go live can be achieved a little faster.


  1. Implementing an ERP Software
  2. Constructing an agile implementation plan
  3. Understanding the Current System
  4. Configuring your ERP system

3. A Deep-Dive Into Modules

Once you're familiar with choosing and implementing an ERP. You should also know the different modules that are available in an ERP system.


  1. Customer relationship management (CRM)
  2. Sales
  3. Procurement/Buying
  4. Accounting
  5. Inventory management
  6. Manufacturing
  7. Human resource management (HRMS)
  8. Asset management
  9. Helpdesk/Support
  10. Project management
  11. Website and ecommerce

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