Success Factors of ERP Implementation

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Proper planning is critical to ensure a successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementation. To keep your project on-time and on-budget, start by outlining a solid implementation plan.

When choosing an ERP software solution, the first step is to identify the business data that is essential to meet your strategic business goals; both employees who will be using the software and management should be involved in this process. Then, define “big picture” goals as well as specific tasks and compile a list of software requirements to share with your software provider.  They will assist you in determining the software options that best match your needs.

Working together, you and your software consultant should outline an ERP implementation schedule and budget. During the implementation phase, it is not uncommon to start reconsidering the architecture of your ERP solution and wondering whether adjustments should be made. Distractions will not only contribute to delaying the project but also keep you you from other important business tasks, including ensuring your customers satisfaction. So, the mission is to stay focused on your goals and  stick to the plan.

Project Plan
During the implementation of your ERP software, the best way to stay on-time and on-budget is to make sure that the goals are identified and the project is properly scoped. Second-guessing and adjusting  your goals will make the implementation phase longer, therefore increasing costs. Based on our experience with implementation projects, we developed a proprietary project management methodology that is flexible enough to work for different industries and company sizes.
Project Methodology


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Albrecht Solutions for additional guidance in choosing and implementing the right ERP software solution for your business.

Date 20.05.2016 - 18:43

Author

Felix Albrecht

Founder and Partner, specialized in Project Management, Global Rollouts, Supply Chain Management