We all know that life at work can be a whirlwind of stress and lists of things to do that never stop getting longer. This is one of the reasons why so many companies choose to implement an ERP to help them in their day-to-day operations.
But if you’ve read a bit about ERP already, you know how difficult it has been for many companies before you to implement it. Despite its many advantages, many companies do not seem able to succeed in their ERP implementation in business, in the long term.
After more than 15 years working as a project manager , meeting other colleagues who had difficulty implementing an ERP, I developed a list of 9 steps to successfully implement it.
Easy and useful, they will guide you through the crucial moments of your first steps with an ERP and your advisor. You will be able to ensure the success of your implementation of an ERP system in business and go about other less stressful occupations such as … mowing your grass, for example!
Wondering if you need to change your ERP system? Discover our 5 important factors to consider.
1. Clearly identify the needs of your business
The first phase of enterprise ERP implementation is to thoroughly assess and document your business challenges, workflows, departmental requirements, and overall reporting requirements.
This step is crucial for you to determine your goals , the scope of the project, but also what you need in ERP software.
Implementing an ERP system is an adventure that can pay off, provided it is well planned !
Once you have completed the documentation, spend some time prioritizing and classifying your findings.
While any good consultant makes their own detailed needs assessment as part of the sales process, your efforts will be a guide and will provide a more focused, effective and useful solution for all participants in the process.