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How to choose the right ERP for your Business
Making the right choice can save you cost, time and effort and avoid disruption in business.

It is not necessary that the most expensive brand will work for your business.

It is also not necessary that the least expensive ERP Software will work for your business.

Enterprise Resource Planning if done properly is the key to the success of a Business Enterprise.

Any ERP Software particularly for Apparel Business, should be able to integrate information not only across departments but also across locations as well as across processes.

The variables in the Apparel industry are very high. Hence any ERP Software for this industry should be able to capture information and classify the same into meaningful MIS Reports which would help the management and the respective departments to identify bottle necks in order to streamline the flow of information and work.

You have to do a due diligence process as follows :

Initial demo to the stake holders / process owners / IT Team. It is very important that all these persons have to be involved in the initial demo to shortlist what might be the right ERP Solution for their business.

If all these persons are not involved in the short listing process, it is quite likely there could be a misguidance on the choice because of bias towards brand, cost, insufficient understanding of the process etc.

A wrong choice could mean : ERP Software not working for your business, having invested, you would take time to see ultimately whether this ERP Software would work, which could mean a good two years, by that time your business conditions would have changed a lot, you have to go through the selection process again, the business would have suffered a lot due to lack of controls...

All this would happen if the right people are not involved in the decision making - choice of software.

Next a trial run should be done with the ERP Software products shortlisted to feed in a complete set of data for at least one complex order which was recently executed and see how the ERP Software is handling Data Entry as well as Reporting.

By this time it would be very clear which ERP Solution would be the right choice for your business.

Just to make sure you can ask for references and check out how the ERP Software is working for the referred clients.

Now you would clearly know which ERP software is best for your business (maybe with a little bit of customization) or no ERP Software is suitable for your business and hence you have look at the option of customized software development.

Today ‘STAGE’ is the most comprehensive ERP Software for the Apparel Business and the above due diligence process can be applied on it.

No other Apparel ERP Software in the world gives as much integration as STAGE does.

STAGE – ‘The ERP Software’ can handle various types of fabric material such as knit and woven as well as the countless accessories that go into a garment. It can handle any Apparel Product Manufacturing like fashion wear, Denim wear, Intimate wear, Jackets, Trousers, Blazers, Shirting, Home Furnishing, Foot wear, Leather Garments etc.

STAGE ERP Software can handle user defined Process Routing for every order. Based on the inputs and consumptions it can automatically do the Material Requirement Planning for every process in an order including the Bill of Material for Purchase.

STAGE is not just an ERP Software for Garment Manufacturing but can also handle, Textile Manufacturing namely Fabric and Yarn Manufacturing.

The latest version can handle any manufacturing including Accessories manufacturing, Automobile Component Manufacturing, etc.

PROMAN – The Production Management Software is an extension of STAGE which takes care of all the operations on the shop floor like Time Study, Production Planning, Production Tracking, Bundle Ticket Generation, Garment QC and hundreds of report formats.

STAGE PPC – is a Production Planning and Control tool to plan capacities for sewing lines and to monitor material receipt and production for the orders on hand.

STAGE RETAIL – merges manufacturing and the Retail Business seamlessly. It can also work as a stand alone Retail ERP Software.

Do ask us for a meeting / presentation and we shall be happy to show how STAGE can empower your Apparel Business and to share with you our 17 plus years of experience.
 
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