6 Sign that your ERP Implementation project may be in Trouble
ERP implementation asks for lot of time as well as financial investments. Yet even after investing so much on the ERP selected, there are times when the implementation process gets into trouble. This affects the productivity, efficiency and flow of the organization. However, a cautious approach and pre analyzation can help you skip the hassle that may need to be faced in the future. So how can you understand what went wrong in the process and how can you rectify the mistake before it is too late?
Having active participation while the implementation, knowing the features and uses and having a keen sight to what is happening around are some the basic things you need to keep in mind while the implementation process is under progress.
Signs to help you understand flaws in the ERP implementation process:
Underestimating the Time & Resources: The major sign that needs to be looked at are the time and resources that have been dedicated to the ERP implementation. We normally underestimate the importance of dedicating the right amount of time and resources in understanding the product as well as to gain the knowhow of using the business process with ERP.
Dependency on the Consultants: Right from the initial phase, customer depend too much upon the ERP consultant for almost every little thing. If the user is not actively involved during the implementation process and depend on consultant then whenever an issue arises, the user will have to depend upon the consultant, no matter how small the issue is. Moreover, it also hampers the whole process if the issue is not sorted out soon.
Too many Customizations: It is also seen that the customer tries to customize the standard ERP product to meet their processes, instead of trying to modify their process as per the standards. Doing excessive customization also leads to additional expense with respect to money and time, which results in taking more time in ERP implementation. Users may also lose interest, and confidence, if the end- product does not functions as per their needs.
Insufficient Testing: When we have done many customizations, then it also becomes a necessity to run ample amount of testing with the test scenarios as well as live scenarios to test how the customized product is working. If there exists any error, and lack of proper testing, may lead to failure of the implementation process.
Missing Dates and Deadlines: For every ERP implementation, it is very important to define the dates and deadlines. But if there are excessive customizations which are not identified at the scoping phase, then we tend to miss the dates and deadlines.
Lack Senior Management Involvement: the ERP implementation failure is also dependent upon the involvement of the Senior Management, which is the key link to initiate the process and provide proper guidance and confidence in the team as and when required.
If we tend to overcome the listed scenarios, one can guarantee the proper success of the ERP in defined timelines and get proper reports for analysis and decision making for the betterment of the organization. To know about the best ERP for your industry, contact us here. You can also SMS SAGE to 56767 or drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for free demo and consultation.