Common Mistakes while Implementing an ERP

Common Mistakes while Implementing an ERP


Common Mistakes while Implementing an ERP


Time and money vested in a good ERP is a valuable asset invested which streamlines workflow and help manage cost management and set right a poorly organized enterprise. Experts reckon that the circumvention of few common mistakes implementing an ERP can uplift the success ratio of a company. 

Poor Planning
Remember John "Hannibal" Smith’s the often spoken line - “I love it when a plan comes together”.  Planning is the key to success for a successful ERP implementation. Organizations do not spend valuable time in planning before implementing an ERP and this lack paves for potential problems. To crack the potential problems, companies should vest time internally understanding the exact processes, policies and requirements before jotting on an ERP solution, doing so will ease your risky business. 

Restrictions comes as a surprise element 
Most of the ERP are sold by the marketing people and once they are complete, functionalities and restrictions come as a surprise element. To best utilize the ERP implemented and improve the operational performance of the ERP, taking reference from the ERP implementing companies is a best idea. Ask for reference of at least 3 companies of the same industry just as yours. A clarity will follow, to choose or not to choose. 

Not making it out
Less than a half make the most of the functionalities and the key features of the ERP implemented. The rest are left unexplained about the exact features of the implemented ERP, so they remain untapped for ever. 

Training
Orientation and adaptability is more important than any other task.  The more training provided the more usability it will be. 

So before implementing an ERP, these are the most important points to be considered while considering an ERP, to avoid potential risks. 

Author : Sargunan Ranganathan

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