As we know Business is a complex process and the only way it can be tamed is to proper ERP implementation.
Nowadays open source ERP implementations are on all-time high. There is a reason for it open source has benefits are more than using some proprietary based ERP solutions.
Today, we will discuss some key steps for successful ERP implementation. The failure rates can be high if it’s not done properly and it is very common that projects are delayed, adding cost to the project.
Now question arise how do you manage it? The first step is work with a competent consultant. The consultant should head start the project and keep the organization up with every change that takes place during the project. The goals should also be clear with milestones clearly defined.
There are few steps for proper ERP implementation:
Proper Documentation: Before starting the implementation process, it is good to document every aspect of the project. It can include the work-flows, challenges, reporting requirement, and departmental needs. The list should be properly assessed and then completed with the support of a consultant and the organization managers.
Evaluation and Selection: Understand each option and find out the option which provides you the best possible solution. feedback is necessary to make this happen. There could be loopholes or drawbacks that your team could not see. Feedback will further improve the process of evaluation and enabling the team to make the final selection.
Project Management: Project management makes sure that right module is selected for implementation at the right time and is assigned to the right person. A project manager should take all responsibilities for the actions made. The project manager should also make sure that time schedule is maintained with highest possible quality. Without priority, proper task assignment, and quality assessment, it would be hard for the team to pull off the ERP implementation.
Implementation: Now comes the real task. Implementation should only be carried if you think that the above 3 points are done successfully. It is always a good strategy to evaluate the work environment successfully during the implementation period. A keen interest should also be given to the budget, time frame, and scope of the implementation.
Integration and custom Development: Business environment has multiple systems at work. During ERP implementation, it becomes necessary to integrate them together so that they can be managed from a centralized point. During system integration and custom development, the team can work together to re-engineer the core modules for more efficiency and productivity.
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Training and Education: Training is a crucial step in the ERP implementation process. Without training, the workers will not have enough skills to use the system productively or to its full potential. Multiple training sessions and tests can ensure that the systems are used to their full strength. More advanced users should be given a proper education about the benefits, enabling them to lead the change management.
Ongoing Support: ERP systems are analogous to living beings. They require timely maintenance, support for minor or major problems. Also, it is a good idea to have a proper future upgrade list. This will make sure that your ERP meets the industry standards and is ready for the upcoming competition. The key to ongoing support is to remain in contact with the consultant.
System Enhancement: Proper bug fixes and new modules should be added as the business requirement changes. Market and competition changes and so did the business ERP solutions.
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