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Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 3 Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 3 Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 3

Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 3

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Part 3: Having the right approach and attitude to an ERP implementation “Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.” Samuel Johnson Do you know how complex Microsoft Word and Excel are? Because Word and Excel look so easy, people under-estimate how complex other standard systems, like an ERP, can be. If business users knew how complex those two Microsoft applications really are, they [...]


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Taking Ownership of ERP Implementations

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Despite the fact that ERP solutions are intended to improve business performance quickly and efficiently, through the provision of critical information, they generally do not have a good track record. In his research paper “Causes influencing the effectiveness of the post-implementation ERP system” (subscription required), CS Yu came to the conclusion that 40% of all ERP implementations or extensions perform below expectations and 20% [...]


Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 2 Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 2 Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 2

Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Part 2: Changing the system as business realities change Hands up all those who have started implementing an ERP system and not had to deal with changes as the project progresses. No one? I am not surprised. Has anyone gone live with an ERP project and never had any changes afterwards? The reality of any ERP project is that scope changes occur during the project, [...]


Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 1 Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 1 Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 1

Implementing ERP more effectively – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Part 1: Building a house on a solid foundation You can hardly miss it these days: questions about why Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects hit problems, or worse, fail, appear on so many websites. I have seen many ERP implementations and thought I had some answers, but it was only after I had been involved in building a house that I could see the similarities [...]



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