6 best practices for erp implementations

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ERP implementation required with proper planning and execution by business leaders to ensure success. Implementing an ERP system should be a smooth process and quickly improve efficiency across your industry. Here are some critical ERP implementation best practices to consider when selecting and deploying a solution.

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  • 1. 6 Best Practices for ERPImplementationsByRahul VyasBelieve me; There are Some Requirements Which areEssential for any of the ERP Implementation Project [email protected]

2. Which are essential needs for any of the ERPimplementation project to succeed? 3. How to conclude your organizational needsand objectives? Prepare a list of processes projected for automation Current issues associated with these processes Of course the people who are involved with these processes Expectations from this automationWhich facts to be considered: Knowing your configuration requirements would work as a steroidwhen it comes to implementation & adoption. Knowing the end users will give you the opportunity, throughinventory, to decide on to who will be responsible for ensuring thatthe new solution runs smoothly. 4. User Involvement:One of the biggest barriers, absence of which could lead to slow user adoptionand in turn becomes a big hurdle to the success of Implementation. Humantendency is to not change the conventional ways of doing things, which makethem feel comfortable. These incidents, though not pleasant, occur as endusers are not able to foresee the advantages of automation.Facts to be considered:Involving end users from the initial project days to reach out to thatcomprehensive user inputs becomes mandatory. This also empowers them andyou to provide, and be a part of all those ongoing training sessions andknowledge transfers that bring all users on the same platform and uniquethought process.Apart from this, the ongoing trainings play a major role in engaging the usersto the new software bringing in that comfort level which they would comparewith their conventional methods. 5. Assessing potential RisksTechnological changes, organizational changes and project complexities in anymajor implementation project, poses various risks related to people or softwarewhich are not that easily visible. These risks ranging from operationalcomplexities inadequate user experience insufficient role clarity and a lotof other issues have been the trademarks to a lot of software implementations.Facts to be considered:Identification and classification of potential risks and challenges becomesreally helpful. Categorize them in various segments such as schedule budget operational technical and so on.List down all those risk and change management activities, well in advance,which will help you to implement necessary measures and actions proactively,resulting in minimal or no risk implications at all. 6. Being ResourcefulEnough is equally important as we have been witness to a lot of companies who haveliberally done hefty investments for the new software, but end of day fall short whileassigning sufficient resources in terms of follow up budgets and manpower, one of theneeds for the success of any implementation project.Delegated Leadership becomes much more necessary as the management uponapproving the purchase of the software solution, made way for priorities to shiftand divert attention and resources. A leader would be the one to focus on endresults the success of the entire implementation process.Facts to be considered:Sufficient resource planning or team building activity:Building a team possessing requisite skills for the project.Non-labor resources that empowers the entire team to complete the project. 7. Expectation SettingPlays a major role, may it be real life scenario or developing projects. Establishing a clearunderstanding about attainable goals among all the stakeholders ranging from executiveleader to end user is important. A very good example, as you are not supposed tounderestimate User Involvement, Assessment of potential Risks & Resource crunches,you also should be cautious about the time that would be needed to accomplish theproject.Facts to be considered:Realistic time frame will help you succeed when you give due weightage consultation,validation and other services needed for seamless implementationManaging expectations or setting realistic expectations and keeping them on top priorityfor all those involved in the project helps you in maintaining viewpoint across the project. 8. Checks & BalancesChecks & Balances are supposed to be the integral part across stages of theimplementation project; that includes once the solution goes live. The dynamism ofsoftware implementation is known to all of us. This makes it all the more important for us,the project leaders, to develop landmarks, observe and raise a flag about the progressconsistently as and when required.Facts to be considered:Realistic time frame will help you succeed when you give due weightage consultation,validation and other services needed for seamless implementationManaging expectations or setting realistic expectations and keeping them on top priorityfor all those involved in the project helps you in maintaining viewpoint across the project. 9. Contact UsCompany Address:Hi-Tech HouseNr. Gurukul Tower, Gurukul,Ahmedabad-380015Gujarat, [email protected]:91-794-000-3266 10. Thank You