WAYS TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL ERP IMPLEMENTATION

PostedOn: 2017-12-08 11:35:38

Deciding that your business either needs an upgraded ERP system or that you need one for the first time is the beginning step in what all businesses hope is a smooth one process. Making sure you find the right consultant, the type of software at a reasonable price are some of the more vital parts of the implementation procedure.

In today’s blog post, we’ll talk about the implementation process and five ways to make sure that you and your business are best prepared for a successful implementation process.

Research On-Premise and Cloud-Based ERP

Both On-Premise and Cloud enterprise resource planning software serve the same purpose and provide the same outcome, but you reach that outcome by taking two different routes. Choosing the best option for you is truly based on your preference. On-Premise software is great for those who want an in the house based system and are looking for a long-term commitment, while the Cloud provides easier access and is not ran in-house, rather through the internet.

Weighing the pros and cons of both will allow you to make the best decision and there is no better way to learn the most about On-Premise and Cloud than by finding a consultant who can make this process an easy and educational one.

Finding the Right Consultants

The first and most obvious step is making sure you find the right consultants for your business and while doing that there are many factors to consider. Some of those things to think about include industry experience, proximity, cost and most also which consultant can best understand and serve your needs. However, when considering a consultant one of the most important factors is selecting a consultant for your implementation that will be heavily involved in the training process, which is what we will talk about next.

Training

A business can have the greatest software in the world, providing your business with everything it needs, but it can easily be rendered useless if your IT department doesn’t know how to use it. When searching for a consultant, it’s important to ask about them what they offer in terms of a training process. Many consultants provide onsite training, which can make the implementation process that much smoother. When taking on such a big project, being as knowledgeable as possible is key and the only way to do that is through training.

Make Sure to Have Realistic Expectations of Time

Being aware of how long the implementation process will take as well as doing your homework about it will certainly help you gain perspective of the process. Planning ahead with a strong budget in place and a schedule also makes things easier and eliminates the element of surprise that could arise later because you already know what to expect.

Making sure that you are prepared for the ERP implementation process is crucial because it eliminates any room for confusion and surprise along the way. The four steps that we briefly covered in today’s blog post are only some of the things that you should consider for a successful venture into enterprise resource planning software implementation.