Most Food & Beverage organizations start ERP selection with a list of the biggest and best-known names in the ERP software marketplace, then research features, functionalities and total cost of ownership, and then schedule multiple rounds of sales presentations and demos.
Often overlooked in this process are specialized solution providers that may better support the Food & Beverage industry and your organization’s unique needs.
While there’s nothing wrong with solutions that offer everything to everyone, there are ERP vendors with exceptionally strong experience and valuable domain knowledge in the Food & Beverage vertical — vendors that understand your business and processes at a deep level. And, what’s more, they may offer important industry-specific features that bigger, broader ERP solutions do not.
Many times, these “small” solutions are the best choice for your organization and your particular requirements. You’ll never know, however, if you don’t include them in your evaluation, listen to their pitches and see how their software works.
The bottom line: Think harder. Be smarter. Expand your search to include ERP vendors with solutions built for the Food & Beverage industry.