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Category: ERP

8 Keys for Successfull ERP Implementation

In all countries, if a company wants to be well managed, then one important aspect is having a system that can assist the operation and management of business operations properly.

Therefore, the need for a well-integrated computerized system is important.

Computerization is no longer discussed only for small companies, but now it has touched micro companies.

For example, recording sales and stock positions in stores using a mobile device.

SUPPORT FROM TOP MANAGEMENT – 8 Keys to Successful ERP System Implementation

Implementation of information systems, especially ERP requires support from top level management, this is because the implementation of an ERP system that includes all departments in an organization / company will cause linkages between these departments.

This is the first key of the 8 keys to a successful ERP system implementation.

Decisions made for one department will relate to other departments and may conflict with one another so that it requires coordination from top management.

Not only coordination, there are frequent changes in business processes and / or policies, which are caused by the implementation of a new system.

MANAGING EXPECTATION – 8 Keys to Successful ERP System Implementation


The second key of the 8 keys to a successful ERP system implementation is about expectations. In ERP implementations, this expectation trap is more likely to occur as over expectation.

Let’s look back at the data from the Chaos Report, where about 50% of ERP implementation projects end up with a status of “Challenge”.

BUSINESS PROCESS BLUEPRINT – 8 Keys to Successful ERP System Implementation


After going through the project preparation period where support from top level management and what expectations will the company get with the new ERP system, it is likely that the project can run smoothly.

The next thing that is one of the keys to a successful ERP system implementation is existing business processes in your company.

At this stage, we will discuss about blueprint of the existing business processes in the company, which will be used to design and build the ERP system that will be used.

The purpose of this discussion is so that the consultant or anyone who helps you can understand exactly what is happening now, and the needs of the company going forward.

DATA PREPARATION MANAGEMENT – 8 Keys to Successful ERP System Implementation


We have heard the term “Garbage in Garbage Out” very often, but from our observations, data preparation for moving to a new system is often overlooked and becomes one of the fatal obstacles. Therefore we also include this as part of the 8 keys to a successful ERP system implementation.

Not a few projects ended in fatalities due to data accuracy problems, even though the system, SOP, and users were ready.

Based on our experience in re-implementing an ERP system, the tendency of users is to blame those who helped previously, whether consultants or developers, but in many cases it turns out that data is one of the main factors.

TRAINING – 8 Keys to Successful ERP System Implementation


After the configuration / setup of the system according to the blueprint has been completed and testing is carried out by the consultant using the data that has been prepared by the prospective user, the next step must be considered and taken so that we can successfully implement the ERP system is to conduct training for the project team.

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