One of the most critical components in an Enterprise decision process is to ensure that all factors are considered in the evaluation process.
Such factors must include the following:
Does the enterprise have an allocated budget for the ERP system? Does this budget include licensing, implementation, training, first year support, and, most importantly, up-front pre-evaluation functionality and scope design. Does the enterprise understand what is available in the market prior to setting this budget, and including management scope risks in this process?
What does the ERP budget mean to the organization? Is it a target cost or a strategic fund allocation?
Is the budget agreed with your implementation partner? Usually, ...