Beyond Software: How to Estimate the Cost of ERP Implementation Services

The only way to get a complete and accurate quote on the total cost of your ERP project is to work with a local ERP expert, called a partner or a VAR (value added reseller). But sometimes you need a way to estimate the costs in the beginning stages of your research to determine if it makes sense to continue the evaluation process. The mistake many companies make when initially trying to estimate the cost of an ERP project is only paying attention to the actual software license costs.

This white paper outlines:
  • The four costs involved in ERP software projects;
  • A definition of what is included in "implementation services";
  • Guidelines for calculating a ballpark cost;
  • Eight factors that can increase your total price;
  • A comparison of Time & Materials versus Fixed Fee pricing models.

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