ERP Software Methodology to Avoid Business Disruptions



Methodology to Avoid Business Disruptions       

  • A business requirements study is conducted before the software implementation begins. 
  • The legacy software database is transferred to the test environment and verified daily for accuracy.
  • Once test-environment data is verified for accuracy the step below will be taken.
  • End users are trained in the test environment that has data with which they are familiar
  • Software Implementation
  • Project managers are assigned to each department i.e., accounting, warehouse, and purchasing.
  • Data accuracy verification in the test environment eliminates the need to run parallel software.
  • Prior to going live with the new ERP-Software, users’ proficiency is determined.
  • To ensure successful going live with new software, training and technical staff remain on site.

  Client’s Return-on-Investment

Imperial Dade: Foodservice and Janitorial Supply

  • The business grew through M&A integrating the acquired company’s software into the VAI ERP Software
  • 100% ROI Payback in 1.1 years
  • Savings: $ 1,194,353

Black River: Produce Distributor

  • 45% ROI, Payback in 2.3 years
  • Savings: $ 1,188,529

Autumn Harp: Cosmetics Manufacturer

  • Boosted Productivity and Reliability
  • Saved $100,000 in one year

Dorcy International: Warehouse Automation

  • Increased Efficiencies and Productivity
  • Dropped from a $170,000 variance to less than $5,000 in one year

SMC Data Systems, 


Updated: May 20, 2023

About the author
Dan Kaplan of SMC Data Systems is a member of XPX New York

ERP Software for mid-market manufacturers, distributors and food companies