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How is technology helpful in the ERP selection criteria?

The question should address the company's business needs and concerns and each issue or question should be given a weight according to how critical that function is for the company. For example, if the company has offices in different countries, then the capability of handling multiple languages and currencies becomes an important criterion.

Likewise the selection criteria should be divided into categories - vital, essential and desirable - and points should be given to each criterion. This point rating system will simplify the evaluation process; but remember the importance of human intuition and judgment should never be underestimated.

The best method for preparing the selection criteria is to conduct a requirements analysis - find out what the company needs. The requirements must reflect those factors that the company considers indispensable for the successful running of the business according to company's work culture and practices.