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Plan for a successful ERP implementation with Sage ERP software

Achieve greater growth and development with robust ERP implementation strategies.

Implementing ERP in your business

Before undertaking an ERP implementation, it's critical to understand what the needs (and pain points) of your business are, and how a proposed solution will help you address them.

Successfully integrating a new ERP plan is not an easy task. Many companies struggle to find a balance between real-time and batch integration and external and internal ERP systems. Enterprise resource planning is a complex challenge and there are many points to consider before launching a new strategy.

According to Panorama Consulting's independent ERP research over the past five years, the average cost of an ERP implementation is approximately $3.5 million with an average duration of 15.7 months. Traditionally an ERP implementation fails because managers don’t consider how a successful ERP implementation will improve day-to-day business processes. The cost of an ERP implementation from beginning to end. The time it will take to complete an ERP implementation. Eric Kimberling of Panorama Consulting is an independent ERP systems expert with over 20 years' experience advising clients around the world. He believes that ERP solutions have become easier to implement over the years.

"You don't want to treat ERP as a small project. You want to make sure you have a dedicated focus on the people that are addressing the organisational change management aspects," he says. "People always think end-user training when they think of organisational change, but there's so much more that needs to happen before the end-user training in order for that to be successful."

ERP implementation steps

The first step for any ERP system implementation should involve clearly defining the strategies you intend to use. It may be helpful to ask the following questions:

  • What inefficiencies in your current business processes do you want to improve?
  • What process do you want to mitigate against?
  • How can ERP software address these needs or wants?
  • What is your budget for integration?
  • What is your timeline?
  • Have you allowed for contingencies?
  • Have you communicated these milestones internally?

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Achieve ERP integration

As with most business pursuits, your success depends on using a systematic approach.

Make sure the entire ERP system implementation is divided into steps, and each stage has specific timelines for completion. To guarantee a seamless application, assign someone to be responsible for ensuring those deadlines are met.

The implementation process should be supported by documentation to minimise the chances of encountering delays. Such pre-worked documentation shared by the ERP provider ensures that, as a business, you can hit the ground running and hone in on new opportunities.

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