While many ERP vendors offer engineering-focused ERP solutions, not all ERP software packages can accommodate the needs of engineering companies. When selecting ERP software that accommodates the engineering industry, it’s important to differentiate one ERP provider from another and match up a detailed requirements list.
Engineering Software Requirements
- AutoCAD integration
- Revision level tracking
- Engineering change order tracking
- Engineer-to-order production scheduling
- Project management
- Project accounting costing
- Milestone based billing
- Quality control management
As we have discovered in our experience with more than 150 ERP solutions, each ERP software package has its strengths and weaknesses. We track our extensive selection and implementation experience with various enterprise systems in our proprietary ERP Solutions Database. Below is a summary of a small sub-set of data from that database, which our project teams use to help clients select the right ERP software for their organizations.
This table identifies the generalized functional strengths of each of the listed ERP solutions for engineering based companies. Our ERP software selection process leverages more detailed information from our database to conduct a more thorough assessment of software fit with each client’s business requirements.
Our consultants are aware of the potential pitfalls of ERP selection projects and can help hedge against project cost overruns, software that is misaligned with business needs, and lack of return on investment. The ERP team has industry specific expertise that helps achieve measurable business improvements.