Four ERP Selection Risks that Torpedo Your Project (and How to Avoid them)

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Our recent ERP benchmark study (soon-to-be-released) points out the obvious relationship between ERP selection success and ERP implementation success, that is: a failed selection project inevitably results in a failed implementation project.

Now, ruminate on this statistic – a paltry 32% of ERP selection projects succeed. This means that 68% of ERP projects are destined to fail before implementation even starts.

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Marin County v. Deloitte: Learn From This ERP Implementation Failure to Drive Success

Marin County v. Deloitte: Learn from this ERP Implementation Failure to Drive Success

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ERP implementation failure is a pretty easy topic to write about – fresh material is delivered to my door almost daily. Consider, for example, the California County of Marin’s recent $30 million lawsuit against Deloitte Consulting LLP.

In that case, Marin County hired Deloitte to implement an SAP ERP system. Marin spent $18.6 million on system and implementation costs. For all of that money, what did it get? A malfunctioning system, administrative lock-ups and headaches.

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An Introduction to Driving ERP Implementation Success with Milestone Deliverables: Part 1

An Introduction to Driving ERP Implementation Success with Milestone Deliverables: Part 1

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Our firm developed the Milestone Deliverables ERP implementation project management methodology over a 33-year period. It is now used to deliver ERP success in more than 40 countries.

This short series of articles is designed to introduce you to the key components of our methodology – the components that are necessary to drive ERP implementation success. This first article focuses on the importance of project planning, business process mapping and system testing.

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A Case Study on Hershey’s ERP Implementation Failure: The Importance of Testing and Scheduling

A Case Study on Hershey’s ERP Implementation Failure: The Importance of Testing and Scheduling

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Imagine waking up one day to find out that your company’s supply chain has ground to a halt, making it impossible to fulfill $100 million worth of orders. For Hershey’s confectionary manufacturing and distribution operations, this nightmare came true in 1999. Read this case study on Hershey’s ERP implementation failure. Learn about the importance of ERP system testing and project scheduling.

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