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6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 6: Leveraging Your New ERP System

By |2020-10-06T14:31:17-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION This series of articles has been focused on the selection and implementation of a new ERP system. This final article is a discussion on how to leverage this investment to achieve the maximum benefit possible for your organization. Once the system is in place and transactions are processing accurately it is important to [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 5: Managing Change

By |2020-10-06T14:02:37-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION Change is hard – managing through change might be the most difficult aspect of a CIO’s career. The dynamics of people and processes during a massive technology implementation are complex and critical for an organization to truly gain value from the new system. Change must start the minute an organization decides to move [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 4: Team Formulation and Implementation

By |2020-10-06T13:59:04-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION Nearly everyone has seen statistics about ERP Implementation failures and project overruns. Panorama Consulting Solutions says 74% of projects exceed budget, 61% take longer than expected, and 21% fail to deliver any significant benefit to the organization. Each of these statistics can have a direct impact on the tenure of CIOs leading these [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 3: Contract Review and Tips

By |2020-10-06T14:31:32-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION In articles 1 & 2, we have discussed the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of preparing for an ERP implementation, as well as searching for and selecting the best solution. The culmination of these efforts leads to the next and most important stage – executing a mutually beneficial contract. The selected ERP solution could be [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 2: The Search and Selection

By |2020-10-06T14:31:08-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION In the first article of this series, we outlined the necessary steps an organization should take to prepare for an ERP implementation. As one lays the foundation for a project of this magnitude, there are many essential activities that will impact the success of all phases. As illustrated in phase 1, before you [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 1: Preparation

By |2020-10-06T14:39:46-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION Ask many CIOs today and they will have varying opinions on the strategic impact of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, yet they would nearly all agree that an implementation of this core system takes an abundance of time, money, and resources. If you’re not planning ahead and doing your due diligence, the [...]

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