10. Measure Results
"Define metrics to determine how well the system delivers on your defined business objectives, then track progress and continue to measure -- even after implementation," says Erik Kaas, vice president of Product Management for software solutions provider Sage.
11. Keep Your Software Current
"Make sure and stay up to date with the periodic software patches and releases your ERP vendor provides," says Little. "Getting out of date will make your system harder to support over time and will drive up your cost of ownership. It will also make it more difficult and expensive to upgrade to the next major release."
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