Fast ERP Implementation: Is It Counterproductive?

Speed meters symbolizing fast erp implementation

Previously, we covered how to choose an ERP method. We talked about risk assessment. Essentially, you’re risking more with fast ERP implementation.

Of course, it’s a worthy compromise for many companies. Many of our clients prefer to get started ASAP. But, speeding up the process is a delicate task.

For experts, rapid ERP implementation is a contradiction.

But, why would they say that?

Why do companies choose fast ERP implementation?

Now, it’s easy to see its attraction. After all, we’ve covered the benefits of a big bang approach. But, a single-step implementation doesn’t mean it’s quick. It still requires careful planning and effort.

Getting started quickly with ERP sounds fantastic. After all, you can reap your investment’s benefits early.

But, you might delay these returns.

The pitfalls of fast ERP implementation

Whenever we analyze ERP implementation failures, we often find the same signs. Sadly, many firms underestimate the endeavor.

Now, quick implementation is the epitome of this recklessness. It exacerbates the following issues.

Poor planning and goals

Firstly, implementation management is complex. It requires goal assessment, resource gathering, and consulting. If you want to start quickly, you might neglect these needs. 

Communication challenges

Secondly, communications are a must in ERP projects. It integrates many departments. It’s vital to keep them updated with each other. Yet, setting up comms takes time. Cutting that time down complicates it.

Inexperienced resources

Thirdly, users need training, onboarding, and support. That takes, at least, a few weeks. Hurrying things up reduces that time. As such, the implementation might be successful. But, you won’t reap anything from it.

Improper project management

Finally, ERP project management makes or breaks integration. That’s particularly true for complex tasks, like data migration. If you don’t take your time, management will be a mess.

The reason why fast ERP implementation fails: It’s extensive by definition

In the end, ERP integration needs time by nature. Even big bang methods take—at least—days. Don’t let your excitement fog your vision. You can get started quickly as long as your expectations are correct.

Thankfully, we’re here to help you with that. Book your free consultation right now and answer all your questions!

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