Cutting Costs for ERP Implementation

ERP implementation is not a cheap task, so you want to be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. If your employees walk away from the implementation with no retention of the system, however, you’re going to continue to see lag times. One of the most expensive aspects of an ERP implementation is your employees, so if you continue to hear the same questions from them post-training and notice they’re spending time looking up answers on Google, then training wasn’t effective.
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Get Employees on Board for ERP Implementation

Not everyone is apt to change and getting every employee on board of a new project can reveal who is ready to dig their heels into the dirt. If you’re considering switching your business over to a new ERP system, or implementing it for the first time, your employees need to be excited about the switch ahead for it all to run smoothly.
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Must-Ask Questions Before ERP Data Migration

ERP data migrationWhen you’re making a move, you usually have to take some stuff with you. It’s no different when you decide to move to a new ERP system- you likely need to take your data with you. In the first half of this article we talked about how to decide if you truly to need all that old data, or if you can make a clean break and start fresh in the new system. We discussed factors such as how to decide if your old data is actually as valuable as you think it is, how much it needs to be cleaned up before it can be moved, and situations where manual data entry may be more beneficial than actual data migration.

In most cases data migration will be necessary, but there are a few more important questions to ask yourself as you make your final decisions and prep for the change.
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The Top 7 Reasons For ERP Implementation in Manufacturing

ERP implementationCompanies work through an ERP implemenation project for many different reasons depending on their industry and specific business needs. But a recent industry study pinpointed the top drivers of ERP implementation by manfacturers. If you’re considering beginnig a project of your own, the statistics below can be a great way to build a business case and help you identify the reasons behind your implemention.

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ERP Project Management: 5 Communication Mistakes That Can Ruin Everything

ERP project management means juggling a lot of different things; and while system selection, data migration, and the many other processes involved are undoubtedly important, communication is absolutely essential to get a project completed on time, and on budget. There is a lot of information to relay to a lot of different people during an ERP implementation, make sure you and your team are not making some of these fatal errors that could potentially torpedo the entire project.

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ERP Implementation Advice : choosing an ERP implementation phasing strategy

Many of our articles are focused on the importance of choosing the right ERP software and partner. But what is the next important step? It is time now to focus on how you will introduce the ERP system into your company. Whether you are implementing your first ERP system or replacing an old one, this is an important step to a successful project. Your ERP partner will be able to help you decide what is best for your company, but here are some questions you will want to ask yourself that will help you make your choice as well as the pros and cons of the ERP implementation phasing options you have to choose from. Continue reading

ERP Implementation: How it can help, how it can hurt

updownEnterprise resource planning (ERP) when properly selected and implemented is more than a piece of software.  ERP becomes a strategy to drive profit, improve processes, eliminate waste, and much more. On the flip side though, ERP can sometimes do more harm than good. Below we take a look at the ways ERP implementation can help you, the ways it can hurt you, and how to avoid making serious mistakes in your ERP strategy. Continue reading