Planning for a Successful ERP Implementation: Introduction to Six Part Series

  • 18 December 2012
  • cre8
Categories: ERP

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Companies justify moving to a standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution based on a number of compelling reasons. By supporting a single system rather than several smaller and disparate systems, they can enjoy economies of scale.  Additionally, having single application architecture with fewer user interfaces creates lower integration costs. And through common tasks automation (as well as easier access to more information), best practice systems and procedures allow for efficiencies not available when using multiple systems.

While the case for standardizing on a single ERP system can be relatively straightforward to make, the costs and impacts are sometimes easy to overlook.   Cre8tive Technology and Design will be posting a six part series on how to ensure a successful implementation.  The following is a list of the series content that is coming:

  • Build a cross-functional team
  • Set proper expectations to manage change
  • Create new business processes in sync with the new system
  • Implement in a phased approach
  • Make the necessary time and financial investment
  • Putting It All Together for a Successful Go-Live

Addressing these areas early on in the process can be the deciding factor whether the ERP implementation is a success in the long run. This series will highlight the importance of each of these factors and provide recommendations on how to ensure a successful ERP implementation.



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