In the world of Enterprise software “There is no such thing as a stupid question.” According to ERP Cloud News, “Cloud ERP vendors are becoming increasingly more and more competitive as the “SaaS Wars” continue to expand across the world of Enterprise software.” The Cloud is quickly becoming a dominant choice of deployment for ERP software and finding the right software, and the right provider for your cloud ERP systems is imperative, especially for government contractors.
Government contractors cover an enormous range of businesses. However, all government contractors have two things in common, a high level of oversight and security concerns. As you begin searching for the best provider with the solution that meets your business’ requirements, your questions and their answers will lead you to the right choice.
- Security and Risk – Will users be able to access only approved areas and functionality within the software? Does the software help us meet our compliance requirements? Is there a record in the system of user interaction? Is an audit trail of user activity created? What security protocols are in place to protect data? Is data backup frequent and easily accomplished?
- Implementation – What is the implementation timeline? How long does it take? Who will handle the implementation? What are their qualifications? What is the protocol if implementation runs longer than expected? Who is responsible if there are implementation problems?
- Training and Resources – What training is included in the proposal? What is the timeline for employees to become skilled in using the software? What specific training resources are available? Videos? Webinars? Classroom sessions? Is the documentation complete and user-friendly? Are there communities and forums actively discussing the software?
IT investments have become the largest category of business expenses in the last decade and enterprise system software, a multi-billion dollar industry, absorbs a large chunk of that IT budget. Cloud ERP solutions allow businesses, especially those with government contracts, to choose the deployment option that fits their specific needs. Ask questions and learn more about a flexible and cost-effective option for your business that will offer extensive benefits for growth and expansion here.