An ERP implementation plan is how your business can reduce the risks involved in an ERP rollout.
As we head into 2019, it’s a good time to be thinking about long-term business plans, both for the year and beyond. According to Roy Morgan, business confidence in Australia is continuing a downward trend. This doesn’t need to be exacerbated by the risks involved in a ERP implementation.
If this confidence is reflected in your business and the way you see it moving forward, you might be considering what decisions around investment need to be made. Successful businesses are ones that are always looking for ways to not only grow, but to find more efficiencies and in general streamline business processes.
IT is an area that’s always under scrutiny because it’s continually evolving, with new products that can support real growth in any business. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is one of those, because of its proven success in improving efficiencies and lowering costs.
However, implementation of an ERP is not without its challenges. Be sceptical of anyone who tells you that it can be done seamlessly and with minimal disruption to your business and your customers – they’re handing you a line. The reality is that the process has its risks, and will cause disruption. The trick is knowing how to assess and mitigate those risks, and prepare for the disruption.
Our latest eBook, The myth of seamless ERP implementation: four strategies for mitigating risk outlines how to identify the areas of your business that will be most affected by implementing a new ERP solution, and how to prepare your business for the inevitable disruption that will occur.
The eBook covers four main areas – the importance of being realistic about deliverables and disruption, why it’s essential for you and key staff to take ownership of the process, managing the human as well as the system factors, and guidance on selecting the right ERP for your business.
We also cover the Endeavour approach to ERP implementation, one that’s been honed over 25 years and hundreds of successful projects.
As with most areas of business, successful ERP implementation is down to planning and preparation. Assessing the potential risks involved will help you to mitigate them, and to minimise disruption as much as possible.
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