Enterprise Resource Management Systems: Select for Success

20 years of experience working with clients in the selection and implementation of a variety of enterprise systems consistently emphasizes that selection is the first step to implementation – the groundwork (or omissions ) at this stage will have a significant impact on the implementation and benefits realization stages.

Our approach has a number of key aspects. Above all, any transformation program requires a solid corporate sponsor to champion and drive the program with a clear vision of the results they seek to achieve. This needs to be supported by good governance and project management throughout the process to ensure clarity of direction, decision-making and risk management.

the Definition The step is to clarify the problem to be solved, the scope of work and the intended benefits, and in the context of migrating from ERP to Cloud and SaaS solutions, this may raise new concerns that have not not been historically relevant to the business, such as support models.

Terms is usually an area where organizations invest a lot of effort, not always in a productive way. Right here, requirement accelerators can be useful to speed up this process and a Design methodology allowing the company to question “how we do things” can be helpful to avoid getting stuck in repeating the past.

You may know your preferred choice of ERP within the budget range you are targeting – but there will usually be new aspects of any ERP that will require research to understand the choice and the implications.

the Selection choice (both of product and implementation) is mistakenly seen as the end product of many selection phases. To do this, ignore implementation planning and contractual Negotiation, where clarity on timelines, budget, roles and responsibilities, resources, and risk management are critical to successful implementation.

Any system implementer worth their salt knows how to approach an ERP implementation and will come up with a timeline based on assumptions that the business is ready and able to keep pace. So our last step is to make sure that the company is mobilizing Therefore. Projects fail because the client fails to mobilize the right team, underestimates the effort required, and mistakenly believes that the prime contractor will do the heavy lifting.

The selection stage will set you up for implementation success or failure. Our approach can help improve the chances of success.