THE BOTTOM LINE
There are several misconceptions regarding return on investment (ROI) for enterprise resource planning (ERP) calculations. The two most common ones are: (1) that it’s hard to calculate ROI before the implementation of the ERP and (2) that calculating the ROI after the deployment is relatively easy. These misconceptions arise because decision makers often times use simple ROI calculators, which only provide some numbers that don’t always accurately reflect the reality of the business using the software. Along with functional requirements, a financial analysis is necessary to make a sound business decision for ERP selection projects.