Bad ERP Implementation Omens: Top 7 Signs You Need Rescuing

ERP implementation is complicated, and many things can go wrong during the project. That’s why rescue requests are among our most requested services. Realizing this necessity in time can help you save money down the line.

But how do you know if things aren’t going well? How can you differentiate minor setbacks from impending doom? You need to recognize the right signs. That’s our goal for today: teach you how your project tells you it’s time for a change.

If you find yourself with these issues, don’t waste time. We offer free consulting before hiring our solutions, so make sure to contact us!

1.   Cooperation issues

The first sign of a failing project is that your staff isn’t committed anymore. They might’ve started with high morale: working hard, participating in meetings, and offering feedback.

However, as time drags on, they’ll become frustrated, and you’ll see them missing from meetings more regularly. Arguments between teams and members also become more common.

2.   Too many changes

If you realize you’re relocating and reassigning team members to other phases or even projects, it’s time for a change.

This sign can point toward many issues: lack of morale or efficiency, phases taking longer than expected, and more. All those signs suggest issues with the project.

3.   Prioritization issues

You might prioritize the wrong phases as well. For instance, data migration usually requires considerable amounts of time and resources, and many companies just want to be done with it. If you’re not allocating resources properly, you might condemn your project.

4.   Continuous delays

Delays are regular in any project, and they’re not always bad; they can be excellent for guaranteeing your project comes out as planned. However, if you’re having lots of them, you want to check your project’s status. Remember they can be quite costly.

5.   Inconsistent reports

Ideally, you want your reports to show growth and process in your ERP implementation project. However, that’s not always the case.

Sometimes, reports vary considerably in how certain phases conclude and overall process momentum. If you find too many inconsistencies and anomalies, something’s wrong.

6.   Surpassing budget

Going over your budget is always a sign that things aren’t going well. However, it’s often because of improper budgeting, so don’t always fret over it. Just understand that it’s a serious sign, and depending on how far overboard you go, you might want to look for help.

7.   Losing support within the team

Finally, the most obvious sign of unsuccessful implementation projects is that teams simply not supporting the investment anymore.

You’ll find staff members complaining about wasting time. Others might start commenting that the legacy system was fine. These signs are critical, and they usually come before halting the project entirely.

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