Bringing in an enterprise resource planning system to a business is a major undertaking.
It's Not Just an IT Project
It is critical to realize that an enterprise resource planning system is not just an IT project. It is a business project.
For a successful implementation, representatives from all business functions need to understand the new system and analyze its impact on business processes. An ERP will fundamentally impact how the business manages services and products, how sales people work with customers, and how the company manages inventory and delivery.
It's Critical to Take an Ongoing Interest in ERP Planning and Implementation
Due to the wide reaching nature of the system, it is critical that
It's Imperative to Encourage Change Acceptance
The system is going to touch almost
It's Essential that End Users Have Input
The owners of all business processes need to have input into the planning and/or implementation of the ERP. The more support they have into the process the faster the acceptance will happen. This will make the implementation as successful as it can be.
It's Important to be Realistic for an ERP Go-Live Date
Many companies make the mistake of scheduling their go-live date without considering everything else going on within the business. Some want to time it to go live in conjunction with a major office move or a major product roll-out. That is the worst time.
To get an ERP system to go live, it is critical that staff members have time to dedicate towards this project. If their time is being taken up with another major project, the go-live date should be postponed. Being able to dedicate time towards the implementation will make it go smoother and get the business back to full functionality quickly.
Upper management's support and interest plays a central role to how well an
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