Eight ERP implementation best practices
1. Assessing the team and the load on company resources
If handled well, with the right level of commitment from the project team, the implementation will succeed.
- Have you identified the subject matter experts related to configuration and process definition during the set-up of each process?
- Are the internal and external teams aligned on project responsibilities, i.e., master data, system configuration, training and education, business process decisions?
- Is a good communications strategy in place to deal with change management challenges?
- Is there a good project plan with identified stages and a regular schedule of cadence calls with all the team members involved?
- Does your team have a strategy for dealing with data migration? What will you do with historic data? How will you prioritize which data is important to migrate?
- Are these some complexities in processes that the new system would enable you to reduce or eliminate?
- Is the team open-minded about changes to business processes? Have you identified a champion for change?
- Should you use an internal project manager – or would you be better served by ERP services from an outside consultant?
- Do you have the expertise in-house to handle the ERP project management responsibilities?
Martin Davis is a consultant at Ultra Consultants. This article originally appeared on Ultra Consultants’ Blog. Ultra Consultants is a CFE Media content partner.