Purchasing and successfully implementing an ERP system is one of the costliest, labour intensive, stressful and business critical undertakings any business can embark upon.
There are many ways that this process can be troublesome, costly and frustrating, but by trying to adhere to some ground rules the whole process can be pushed in the general direction of success. The following steps have been the product of years of learning by different customer approaches and implementation methodologies and should be considered before, during and after any ERP implementation. These steps do not purport to be a definitive list or the exact recipe for success, but by reading and acting on only a few of the suggestions here will ensure your implementation goes smoother than it otherwise would have done.
- Understand your incumbent System
- Homework & Collaboration
- Budget Control
- Resources & Team
- Training and understanding User acceptance
- Data Migration
- Go Live perpetually
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