ERP implementation projects are major cross-functional undertakings. Most failures can be attributable to ineffective project teams and poor testing. Learn best-practices to establish effective governance structures and rigorous piloting.
Infor is pushing legacy ERP software customers to systems it considers strategically important. Learn how to decide whether Infor’s convergence strategy is right for your business.
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.
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.
Independent research confirms that facilities integration is a key reason behind ERP purchases, particularly among manufacturers. In its ERP in Manufacturing 2009 research report, the Aberdeen Group (an IT-focused research…
Successful ERP implementation projects transform companies. Executives need to steer the project to ensure that the future business is designed in a way that aligns with corporate strategy. They also need to assure that the company’s best people are committed to delivering a quality project. In this post, we look at three key critical success factors relating to executive-level participation.
Is your organization undertaking an ERP selection project? If so, use our ERP selection checklist as a gut check on your due diligence process.
If you’re at the front-end of an ERP selection process, you’ve probably heard conflicting approaches to ERP business process mapping. Some consultants say it’s essential before implementation. Others say it…
In its September 2011 issue, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) featured an article on IT project failures, Why Your IT Project May Be Riskier Than You Think. As an example of an IT project failure, the authors discuss how Levi-Strauss’ $5 million ERP project morphed into monstrous losses of $200 million.