You’ve heard all about the many benefits that
- Inadequate Resources and Lack of Preparation
Know what you have from the get go. Make a detailed inventory of what system features you already have and what requirements may need to be met in order to add on to the system. Be sure to be highly detailed and accurate. Map your current workflows and define what you want before you begin browsing potential
The most important person to consider is a team manager that will keep executives updated and steer the rest of the team on to productivity. This person needs to know how to make the right decisions on time.
- Pie in the Sky Expectations
This is the easiest error to avoid. You’ve heard about all of the promises the new technology can offer, and your hopes and expectations soar because you’re so excited about the potential it means for the company. To avoid allowing your hopes to soar to an unrealistic degree, hire an
- Incorrectly Prioritizing
Your employees have gotten you this far, and they should continue to be your main focus. Technology is amazing, but it can’t replace the people who trust you and believe in you. Therefore, do your best not to
With this in mind, it is important to also focus on organizational
- Insufficient End-User Training
To pick up where the last point left off, lack of buy-in can devastate your implementation process. You’ve done all this research, spent time and resources to find what you think will launch your business to a new level, but your employees aren’t utilizing it the way they should be. What was the point?
Avoid this by early and frequent communication, as stated earlier. Change is overwhelming for many people; your employees have gotten used to how things are done, and they may not realize how the new technology will help them to become more successful. If they don’t understand it or how it works, they will revert to what is comfortable and what they know. Proper and early training will eliminate
- Intense Customization
Before getting deep into the process, it was important for you to set goals for this system, to know exactly what you wanted to get from it. Your ERP system should fit your needs as closely as possible. However, software
6.Improper Data Migration
Our lives run on data, and because there is so much of it, transferring data can be tricky. However, unless you plan to start from scratch, it is necessary to transfer it, and to do so correctly so as not to lead to problems later. The system can’t run without correctly formatted data. The system build and a data cleansing should ideally happen in tandem.
You can begin by separating your data into two categories, static and dynamic. Static data is anything that should only need to be entered in to the system one time, like addresses for suppliers. Dynamic data is information that changes, like transaction details. Much of your static data can move over as is, but you may want to determine which of the dynamic data needs to move to the new system. To ensure you make the right selections, consider engaging an
- Lack of Testing
Like a mic check, before you go live with your system, you need to test it. And then test it again. And maybe again. Check on the data migration, check to make sure timing is accurate. Test everything. This way you know you will have success when you are ready to take the system live.
While failure in life is seen as a sign of trying and forward motion, no one wants to fail when implementing ERP Software. When partnering with Godlan, failure isn’t an option. Godlan is highly skilled at evaluating your current systems and processes in order to plan and execute a successful implementation. Whether starting from scratch or upgrading, Godlan can quickly:
- Identify opportunities for enhanced performance
- Help establish priorities based on the magnitude of the opportunity versus the effort needed to achieve it
- Provide an objective “Level of Use” analysis
- Better align business processes to corporate objectives
From extensive experience, Godlan’s Professional Services Organization (PSO) will prepare a plan of execution that will shorten time to value and maximize your project’s success.