ERP Cost Control
Effectively controlling costs when arranging access to an ERP package is the topic of this white paper. The typical purchase arrangement for enterprise software licenses has the following attributes:
- Initial costs high: Cost for the ERP program licenses and ERP Cloud subscriptions are often about double from what can be achieved.
- Cash flow poor: Cash is released too early, long before actual value can be received from the licenses.
- Ongoing costs: Support costs are about 30% too high with the ERP software vendor having no constraints to raise these costs.
- ERP Software contract one-sided: Contracts developed by ERP software vendors do very little to protect buyer’s interests.
Controlling the ERP package purchase
We offer a white paper about how to significantly reduce costs to access ERP package software. Further this paper presents reasons why ERP software vendors should significantly accommodate such an arrangement.
Small or large businesses seeking an ERP package can use this information. Finally this paper addresses both negotiating for ERP Software license/support and ERP Cloud subscriptions.
The experience of hundreds of enterprise software selection projects and comprehensive interaction with the enterprise software vendor community is the basis for this white paper. This is one of many enterprise resource planning articles from EAI.
Long term ERP license costs were initially very difficult to calculate. Working with SoftSelect we were able to insist on a predicable ERP license fee approach and achieve much lower initial and ongoing license fee costs.
SoftSelect was a great partner throughout the process of choosing an ERP solution. They helped us control the terms throughout the ERP buying process, and we achieved impressive results in reduced ERP license fees. Having an experienced partner like SoftSelect, helped us negotiate for the products we need and set our expectations for the process of implementing these solutions.
Negotiating ERP costs is complicated and the ERP software vendors take advantage of the buyer’s lack of experience. SoftSelect’s experience and influence helped us level the playing field. We clearly saved money and lowered our long term risk.