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ERP Implementation is not yet another IT Project

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When a company decides to implement ERP, most of the employees relate it to a class of software designed to integrate all the activities that are currently being carried out. It is true to an extent and ERP implementation eliminates incompatible and duplicate technology that costs additional expenses to the company.

ERP Implementation

Before budgeting for an ERP project, a feasibility report is worth creating along with the timelines and details about the implementation team. Another important thing is to make sure that all employees accept it as an organizational transformation than yet another IT project. Many companies battle their own history and legacy of past success in driving change. So, it is the responsibility of the implementation team to ensure that all employees are aware of the nature and goals of the ERP initiative.

Here are three important points worth considering while implementing an ERP solution.

[1] Vital few vs. trivial many – In majority of companies, vital few processes bring in 80 percent of the business revenue. Thus, it is good to focus on those processes which matter most to the organization.

[2] Sustainable Processes – It is not imperative to change things just for the sake of the project. Organizations can preserve those sustainable processes which are continuing to deliver excellent results. It is wise to embrace only those new things that will help the business move forward.

[3] Enterprise level metrics – Performance of the whole organization is to be considered to measure the success of an ERP implementation. Improvements in specific units don’t necessarily mean that the whole enterprise has become efficient. So, it is imperative to set metrics to measure the performance of the whole enterprise instead of few units.

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