A modern ERP solution can supercharge your organization. But its implementation is one of the most complex and high-risk projects your organization will ever undertake. And it is extremely easy to make mistakes.
These are The Seven Deadly Sins of ERP Implementation:
DEADLY SIN #1: Poor project planning
It’s not possible to overstate how essential proper project planning is to success.
DEADLY SIN #2: Less-than-thorough requirements gathering
Comprehensive requirements gathering is the foundation of successful implementations.
DEADLY SIN #3: Excluding critical users from the process
When users and functional managers are involved, you get critical decisions correct.
DEADLY SIN #4: Not prioritizing the user experience
The new generation of users expects an Amazon- or Apple-like experience from their ERP system.
DEADLY SIN #5: Failing to consider an industry-specific solution
Some ERP vendors understand your business at a deep level – and offer important and useful features.
DEADLY SIN #6: Providing inadequate internal support
A successful rollout is achieved with top-to-bottom buy-in, committed resources and proper budget.
DEADLY SIN #7: Neglecting change management
Resistance to change is normal, and plans must be made to minimize its impact.
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