#2: Less-Than-Thorough Requirements Gathering
Organizations invest in ERP to enable greater execution and efficiency. So it makes no sense to implement a solution that simply automates your existing processes.
It’s easier and faster to take that approach. But as business process improvement experts say, automating a bad process just makes the bad process faster.
Your ROI will be better and time-to-transformation shorter if your implementation team and users make the effort to analyze current core processes, identify pain points, chokepoints and problems, determine needs, and then clearly define a future state.
Comprehensive requirements gathering is the foundation on which successful implementations are built. Shorting or eliminating this vital step is how organizations end up with limited gains or a clumsy, unsuitable partial-fit solution
Do not start implementation without setting clear objectives, determining specific requirements, and knowing exactly how you want your core processes to look.