While most companies understand the need to implement an ERP software solution to improve data access and operational efficiency, there is still much to be done to ensure proper deployment and integration.
After realising that the need for an ERP system is no longer negotiable, as businesses need to stay ahead of the curve, organisations often contemplate ways to save around this investment. One of the popular considerations is often to do the implementation themselves to try and save some money.
If your company is looking to switch to a Dynamics NAV/AX system you most definitely need to look at all the options and ensure deployment is cost-effective and efficient, that delays with network system setups and data transfers are kept to a minimum and that it is appropriately done if it is a cloud integration.
In theory, a DIY implementation can most definitely save costs in the early stages of the implementation. The reality is however that you will ultimately be setting yourself up to encounter one of the biggest issues with ERP and that is the failure of successful implementation.
The new release of Dynamics 365 for Operations is Microsoft’s new business solution for medium to large organisations. Dynamics 365 for Operations was previously known as AX7 and is a single software system that helps run businesses more effectively. It is a digitally transformed financial and operational ERP system.
“We see more and more companies who want to deploy their AX or NAV systems on their own. If the implementation is not properly done, there can be huge cost implications, delays in having a system that works, lost data and a lot of work attached, which can be very dangerous for business,” says Nikki Isherwood, Chief Sales Officer at Decision Inc Immix.
Companies who invest substantially in an ERP solution suitable to their business’ needs and then choose the DIY route can later be confronted with major troubleshooting and a costly damage control process.
There can be many drawbacks as a result of self-implementation. Some of the reasons could include a lack of key in-house personnel to handle the processes, time constraints, limited knowledge of the platform, poor or improper data transfer, and so forth.
Don’t try and save a bit up front just to incur a lot of costs, lost time and data later. If you choose to follow this route, ensure you leave room for proper guidance and troubleshooting assistance whilst deploying, specifically when it requires a customised solution to fit very specific business or industry requirements.
The right Dynamics partner and vendor can provide support, training, and guided implementation of Dynamics NAV/AX to help you leverage its best functionality for your business environment.