ERP Implementation Success Factors: The Implementation Process

Today, we’re going back to the ERP adoption challenges study we’ve visited in previous articles. We’ll focus on the success factors within the implementation process.

What does that mean?

We’re going through the most important considerations you need while planning and executing your implementation process. That goes from methodology and roadmaps to conclusions. Keeping these factors in mind will ensure your ERP project doesn’t fail.

Business process design

The first step is to design your business process. As Oracle explains it, it refers to the task sequence that will lead to the desired outcome. In ERP implementation, this process refers to the steps and phases of your project.

Designing a methodology requires care and advisory. You understand how your business works, but you need insight into the software’s ideal implementation methods. Every system is different, and you need to understand how to do things properly in every case.

Customization approach

After you’ve laid out the implementation roadmap, you must consider customization possibilities. All modern ERP solutions support extensive feature customization, so they’re easier to adapt to your company’s needs.

However, it can complicate things with the number of possibilities you have. Again, expert advisory could prove crucial during this phase. Try to keep things as simple as possible as you get used to the platform.

Performance measurement and control

Finally, your company must create measurement criteria for the project’s performance. It’s the only way to assess whether it’s really working. Don’t fall for the idea of assessing the results after implementation and taking them for face value.

Furthermore, assign performance assessments between phases. Design evaluation criteria depending on every stage’s goal. For data migration, you need to consider accuracy and errors. For setup, evaluate how the system runs.

How to create an effective implementation process

What do these success factors mean? You want to create an implementation methodology using them as the foundation. We can’t tell you a “universally best” strategy, as platforms and companies are unique.

However, make sure you develop an implementation strategy in phases. Keep functionality and customization as simple as possible, and make sure you’re always assessing how the project is going depending on your predetermined criteria.

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