ERP solutions streamline business by integrating and consolidating systems while connecting the entire organization. But even with cloud ERP the software only works after proper implementation and organizational buy-in. That’s easier said than done.
ERP implementations are known for never making it past the implementation phase and softwarethinktank.com has a few mistakes that are frequently made to cause this.
Poor Planning with low executive buy-in and support
Without proper planning an ERP project is doomed to fail. Simplify the process with ERP on demand for easier planning and budgeting.
Change Management and inadequate training
It is important to follow change management guidelines to create a change of culture among the staff. Start the training process early with easy to use software and the process will go much smoother.
Viewing ERP as a simple IT project
Having a fully integrated ERP system can redefine the way a business operates. For this to happen and to get the most of an ERP cloud or on-premise system, the entire organization needs to buy-in. In order for them to do that, the project needs to be a part of everybody’s daily agenda and communications.
With cloud ERP many of the old difficulties faced by on-premise implementations, but many of the same mistakes can still be made. It still takes planning, management and buy-in to make it work properly.