Key to a successful ERP Implementation
One of the main reasons ERP implementations fail is because the software doesn’t meet basic, industry specific, business requirements. But, finding and purchasing the correct ERP application is only half the battle. A well-designed implementation plan and having a cohesive leadership team are the keys to success.
From a technical standpoint alone, implementing an ERP system can be daunting, however, the technical work is not the most important: your team members are.
One of the most important things to know about a successful ERP implementation is that it is not just an IT change. It is a business-wide,every-employee-must-beon-board-because-they-have-to-use-the-system-everyday kind of change.
It’s of the utmost importance that you bring the people along with the process and the technology, and make it known that it’s not just the company that will improve as a result, but that the employees’ skills will improve as well. In fact, if you can’t or don’t humanize the process of implementing your ERP system, you will fail. The internet is littered with stories of ERP implementation failures, as well as guides on how to avoid such failures, and they all include a common theme: get your employees on board.
Download our ebook on “Humanizing an ERP Implementation”, to learn more about this key factor in any successful ERP implementation.