CTS Identifies 10 Characteristics of User Friendly MRP and ERP Software

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Manufacturing software selection report highlights 10 universal traits among MRP and ERP software solutions that are highly rated for user-friendliness.

Sheldon Needle

By evaluating usability aspects like data entry steps, search capabilities and Help documentation, ERP software buyers can make a more informed software purchase.

CTS Guides, a leading publisher of manufacturing software reviews and evaluation tools, has added a new report to its Web site designed to help manufacturing software buyers identify products that are easy-to-use, which is an important criteria when considering end-user adoption of a new enterprise level system. The report, titled "What is User Friendly MRP or ERP Software? 10 Issues to Consider," explains why evaluating user-friendliness is a critical component of the MRP software selection process and offers 10 issues that deserve consideration.

Although user-friendliness can be subjective, and dependent upon the end-user's skill level, CTS has documented 10 ease-of-use traits that are fairly universal among manufacturing software solutions that are highly rated for user-friendliness. CTS' report does an excellent job of highlighting these common – and not so common – traits and presenting them in an easy-to-understand document that can be referenced during the MRP or ERP software evaluation process.    

"The most feature-rich ERP software on the market won't help a manufacturing firm achieve its goals if the employees can't figure out how to use it," explained CTS President, Sheldon Needle, who has been evaluating business software since 1983. "By evaluating usability aspects like data entry steps, search capabilities and Help documentation, buyers can make a more informed software purchase, choosing a solution that not only meets the company's functionality requirements, but will also be embraced by staff."

Manufacturers who are considering new MRP or ERP software can access the full CTS report and download their free Manufacturing Software Selection Kit by visiting the CTS Web site.

ABOUT CTS GUIDES
Established in 1983, CTS was the first company to perform hands-on, independent evaluations of software for the middle market. Since then CTS has helped over 23,000 companies select new software and technology. CTS Guides are also widely used by CPAs, consultants and software resellers to assist their clients.

For more information about CTS, contact Sheldon Needle, President and Founder, 6108 Stonehenge Place, Rockville, MD, 20852, 800-433-8015.

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