ERP Implementation Roadmap

PostedOn: 2018-06-18 15:17:44

Are you thinking about implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution? Well, consider this your roadmap for the implementation process. Nothing has a more significant impact on the long-term success or failure of your ERP system that the quality of the achievement. Done well, you’re more likely to experience a greater ROI (Return on Investment) in a lot less time. If the implementation process was poorly executed, you could waste a lot of time and money without ever seeing any advantages.

With so much riding on the ERP implementation, it’s crucial to make every effort to optimize the process. That means taking on the realization with a clear understanding of what you need to do, when you need to do it and why. Here are eight strategies to outline and create an effective roadmap for your ERP implementation process.

Get a Team Together

By gathering your top-notch experts and stakeholders in the implementation progression, you can ensure that you meet all the requirements possible. Figure out who needs to be involved, engage them, enlist their help, and fashion a schedule for meetings and updates.

Devote Time to Training

Training end users to embrace and employ an ERP solution as fully as possible is not easy. We suggest gathering some training resources and figuring out how much time and money you can dedicate to the process, and how you will track thoughtful and engagement of the new software.

Evaluate Your Hardware

If you need to increase your IT infrastructure in order to implement your ERP on-premise, it’s good to start by figuring out what you will need, how much it will cost, and how you can go about installing it. With a cloud-based ERP solution, however, your hardware requirements are pretty much non-existent while it’s in “the cloud.”

Plan for a Data Transfer

Create Testing Scenarios

A good implementation process involves testing every aspect of the ERP solution before going live with it. By creating testing scripts or scenarios, it will ensure you run every possible procedure through every possible motion. It’s always better to make longer testing rather than going live with a mediocre application.

Make up a Resolution Protocol

The implementation process is all about finding the bugs and issues in order to fix them faster. Make up a team who will be responsible for resolving errors, what timelines and workflows they will follow, and how they will prioritize ERP projects.

Figure out the Configuration

Depending on the ERP you choose to implement into your business or club, you can most likely customize it’s features, functions, and interfaces to your already on hand workflows and organizational structure. By working with the ERP vendor to determine what is possible and how you can configure your ERP without compromising it, you can avoid any customization issues in the future.