In most offices and companies in the global arena, ERP training of their own people is extremely important if they want to progress and move forward. It is an important skill which is valued so much because after all the training, the person in charge of the enterprise resource planning system has a big responsibility of watching over the companys valuable information and making sure that it is being accessed by the right people. Right now, employees coming from the different departments of any given company, such as human resources, sales and marketing, supply chain management and production planning are ready and willing to undergo enterprise resource planning training, get certified for it and create for themselves better opportunities in their line of work in their existing company or in other ones.
But from the standpoint of the company, the ironic thing is that they spend so much money on purchasing software from ERP companies yet they fail to invest more time and effort in the training of their employees. Which is why experts say that most disasters in ERP integration is (and apparently, there seems to be quite a lot of them) usually attributed to the person in charges lack of skill to handle more complex programs and problems, which is also the fault of a lack of more in depth training. Most experts say that if a company spends so much money on their enterprise resource planning software but does not allocate enough money for the training of their employees will end up with average skills that will end up failing to meet the implementations of the system, and they fall short of meeting the returns of investment that was expected in the first place. And according to research, the companies that do have the budget for better enterprise resource planning training were able to meet their goals, thanks to the seventeen percent of their total budget (which also includes the software itself and its implementation in the system) on the training. Interestingly, the companies that end up spending less than thirteen percent of their total budget for enterprise resource planning training are actually three times bigger than the companies that do invest more. So one can see how it is necessary to provide employees with training especially those coming from varied backgrounds and departments in the organization (from top management to the actually team of ERP handlers) to really have a good return of investment.
For training to be successful, the employees need to be certified by the skilled professionals coming from the enterprise resource planning companies themselves. There are internationally recognized courses which provide certificates after rigorous training to ensure that ERP handlers will be able to do so with confidence and will be able to meet and deal with any situation effortlessly.