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Mastering ERP Pre-Implementation like a Boss!

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems assist businesses in streamlining their routine tasks saving significant amount of time and resources. The success of an ERP solution depends greatly on its implementation, which is certainly not a cakewalk and requires sheer diligence and proper planning to get through. Yes, implementation includes a number of risks and challenges.


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For seamless implementation and adoption of an ERP software, organisations need to consider the below-mentioned pointers:

  1. Proper pre-implementation blueprint and assessment
  2. System’s know-how (technical and stuffs)
  3. Design configuration
  4. Development and testing
  5. Adoption strategies for end-users

Of all the afore-mentioned pointers, pre-implementation forms to be an integral aspect for successful implementation and adoption of ERP solutions.

Though pre-implementation may sound the most basic and trivial phase, it actually forms the base for successful ERP software implementation. Just as the Pizza looks great because of its toppings, it would be of no use without its base! Success at this stage increases the chances of success at the go live phase. So it is advisable for businesses to assess and plan the pre-implementation without fail. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common and prevalent ERP implementation errors SMBs tend to make.

Few pre-implementation tasks comprise of the following:

  1. Specify the governance process such as knowing the team roles and individual responsibilities.
  2. Determining people within the organisation, who would have great knowledge at the end of the process and people, who would keep a track of all the detailed requirements of the ERP system.
  3. Know the detailed stages of the implementation process including services, timelines, estimates of income, and other details of the project. This should mostly be gathered from the ERP vendor.
  4. Keep a track of the ERP vendor team, implementation experts and team members. Identify whether they have appropriate knowledge, certifications or qualifications required for the implementation process. This will help answering any kinds of queries efficiently.
  5. An agreement followed by ERP selection process must be swotted by the organisation’s authorized team, IT headship, company management and others as required.

Successful pre-implementation is the key to help avoid the ‘panic-zone’ post an ERP implementation for a business.

ERP implementation and adoption might seem time-consuming and tedious, but proper planning and sheer diligence can help your business drive through it seamlessly. To learn about safe ERP software implementations, contact us here. You can also SMS SAGE to 56767 or drop us a mail at sales@sagesoftware.co.in for free demo and consultation.

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