ERP in India >> ERP
Plan to succeed
implementing ERP the first time requires a structured methodology
that is strategy-, people and process-focused. This is the only way
to manage the risk effectively. A good methodology covers all the
bases, but when the unexpected pops up, as it usually does, you will
be prepared to handle these exceptions without severe negative
One very common mistake is not having your employees prepared to
use the new system. The consequence here can range all the way to
total failure, but they are avoidable. Evaluate your business
strategy and ERP plan before you commit to software acquisition and
installation. Doing it right the first time is the only
cost-effective way to go. Many people out there wish they had paused
to evaluate their direction. The following questions do not cover
every possible contingency, but should be helpful to stimulate
thought and discussion.
supply chain management systems implementations are, in fact,
projects without an end. After all, the supply chain is, to a large
extent, the very life blood of a manufacturing company. For the
well-prepared, new supply chain management systems based on ERP have
become significant competitive differentiators. Implementing ERP can
become a mind-altering experience for those involved. Following a
sound methodology will greatly increase your likelihood of success
the first time. Yet, it will not guarantee your success. Only you
can do that.
- How do we want to run our business?
- What business problems need to be solved?
- Do we know and understand our priorities?
- Do we fully understand our as-is condition versus our
could-be/should be processes?
- Have we carefully defined an action plan for
pre-implementation preparation activities?
- What tasks will be accomplished and when?
- What are the missing links in our current system and our
software of choice?
- What are the real costs, benefits and timetable going to be?
- Do we have an executive-level ERP champion to provide the
necessary link to top management?
- Who will implement ERP and make it work?
ERP vendor has to address all
these issues in order to ensure that there is ERP implementation
success. If everything goes as per the plan then there are no
chances of a ERP implementation failure.
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ERP means more work and
ERP will make many employees
redundant and jobless
the sole responsibility of the management
ERP is just for the
ERP is just for
just for the ERP implementation team
ERP slows down the
ERP is just to impress
ERP package will take
care of everything
One ERP Package
will suit everybody
ERP is very
succeed without ERP