Maximizing the Likelihood of a Successful ERP Solution
Although, every organization have differing definitions of “success” and “failure”, some companies still define their productivity as repeated failures while others would recommend a reliable ERP software that has worked for them over the years.
Presently, companies are struggling to select and implement a suitable ERP software in a way they would consider a success and meet up with the demands of a cloud environment as well. ERP solutions are great, but successful implementation requires careful thought, consideration and engagement of all stakeholders.
ERP Solution selection should follow a strategic approach and disciplined process in order to maximize the likelihood of successful outcome. The following resolutions could be used to create clarity in this world of ERP Confusion.
1. Choosing the Right Vendor or Partner Before making a financial commitment, ERP decision-makers must;
Understand your Business Process and Software Expectations
Review Vendor Profile
Confirm Solutions and Services offered.
Software Comparison with industry standards
Flexibility of Proposed Solution to your Business Requirements
2. Scrutinization of business process workflows - Even though businesses spend a significant amount of time selecting their ERP partner, issues can be encountered during the implementation of the selected ERP solution. The following are procedures necessary at design phase to meet identified objectives;
Mapping of upgraded business processes
Incorporate Best Practices
Obtain a Functional Design Documentation from Vendor
Ultimately, Understand the Project Methodology