We recently had the chance to share our thoughts about ERP and Change Management with the industry website SocialERP.com.
In our guest post entitled 5 Key Considerations about ERP and Change Management, we offer key issues to keep in mind when implementing ERP for lasting business change within an organization.
As we note in the post, we see ERP change management as more than simply selecting and implementing an ERP system.
It’s our experience that ERP change management equates to transformational business process improvement. It involves introducing best practices throughout the entire organization to increase efficiency, improve overall business performance and maximize the ERP system’s value.
People and Process
When considering ERP and change management, the emphasis is on both people and process. We encourage the organizations we’re involved with to see ERP implementation as a chance for dramatic transformation.
It’s important to be concerned about how the work force will react to a new ERP system, how to gain consensus from all team members, and how sponsors can lead their people to success.
The process side is equally important. When embarking upon ERP selection, the goal is to eliminate waste. improve productivity, optimize existing resources, handle growth without adding resources, and streamline existing operations. A company can’t expect the ERP vendor to take on this responsibility.
The right approach to the team, the resources, the process and organizational commitment helps insure that staff can function as “change agents” within the company as opposed to those that block or resist. change
Catch our guest post for further insight into ERP Change Management.
For even more detailed information, download the white paper “A Roadmap for Business Performance Improvement.”
This free report provides a roadmap for implementing process improvement programs. Get the key information for companies to use ERP to improve business performance and embark upon successful change management.