ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP)
IMPLEMENTATION IS A COMPLICATED
PROCESS THAT REQUIRES CAREFUL
PLANNING AND STRATEGY

HOW WE

CAN HELP

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Consultation

Integrating front and back-end systems and processes into a shared platform can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete. Multiple factors—such as the size of your organisation, how complicated your current setup is, the number of users, and the transfer of data from legacy systems—contribute to the duration and expense of the process.

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Implementation

Integrating front and back-end systems and processes into a shared platform can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete. Multiple factors—such as the size of your organisation, how complicated your current setup is, the number of users, and the transfer of data from legacy systems—contribute to the duration and expense of the process.

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Testing & Training

Have the project team practice with a test database populated with a full week of real transaction data to validate system output, test accuracy, and ensure that integrations and interfaces work properly. In addition to testing the new system, this hands-on experience with the new software can be used to help the project team create cheat sheets and process documentation for company-wide training.

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Rollout & Evaluation

The day of rollout, plan on a lot of questions and be prepared for some hiccups. Make sure your project team is prepared to lead their departments through the process, and that your IT team is ready to make changes and adjustments as needed. ERP implementation is a lot of work, but the benefits to productivity and profitability are well worth it.

Implementation

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation is a complicated process that requires careful planning and strategy. Integrating front and back-end systems and processes into a shared platform can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete. Multiple factors—such as the size of your organisation, how complicated your current setup is, the number of users, and the transfer of data from legacy systems—contribute to the duration and expense of the process.

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Why Implementation Support?

Save time, money, and frustration by hiring a solution provider

Bringing a solution provider onboard at the beginning of your ERP implementation can increase your chances of success and help you avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Solution providers manage the purchase, deployment, and initial configuration of ERP solutions, and many of them specialise in specific products. For example, Microsoft certified partners specialise in Microsoft products and have certified skill in deploying Microsoft solutions. This means they bring proven competency and experience to implementations.

If you have room in your budget, a faster, easier deployment is often worth the additional expense of hiring an expert to guide the process.

How To Avoid Common Mistakes

On top of mismanaged expectations and lack of ownership, there are plenty of other potential mistakes we could discuss, but it’s more productive to talk about how to get ahead of them. Here’s a couple of ways to do that:

  • Accept the up-front investment of time and money
  • Include the end-users every step of the way
  • Carefully gather your requirements, be selective with vendors and opt for an industry-specific solution (if applicable)
  • Hope for the best and plan for the worst, especially in the areas of budgeting and maintenance
  • Create a strong change management plan
  • Communicate across all departments
  • Ensure you have the support of the executive team
  • Remain dedicated to leveraging your ERP system; don’t fall back on old business processes
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