5 mistakes during implementing ERP
The implementation of an ERP system is a complex and demanding undertaking. In most cases, it does not run without delays, loss of the desired scope of services, a blowing up of the budget or considerable frustration of the project managers and employees. In the worst case the project eventually fails. Here you will find a list of the 5 mistakes that, according to our many years of experience, are frequently made in ERP implementation projects. This list should help you to successfully implement an ERP software solution.
1. Unclear definition of the processesThe basis of a solid ERP implementation should always be a comprehensive analysis of the existing business processes. This should include the definition of the actual goals that are to be achieved with such an introduction.
- Which processes should be optimized and how can they be optimized with the help of the ERP solution?
- Where does the company want to increase its efficiency and is this possible with the help of IT, or how can this be achieved?
2. Selection of the wrong ERP providerIn order to select a suitable provider, a complete set of specifications is necessary. This in turn is based on the previously mentioned definition of existing processes and those to be implemented in the future. An inadequate procedure in this step may possibly lead to the choice of the wrong system. Here, a distinction must be made between two forms:
- Either the software does not cover all requirements
- or the choice falls on an oversized ERP solution, which overburdens the company with high costs and configuration efforts.