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.
Does unplanned equipment downtime cause your maintenance team to scramble? How much do unexpected outages cost your company? What’s the value of delayed or canceled customer orders? According to a…
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.
Last week, I introduced you to using Milestone Deliverables – our firm’s proprietary ERP project management methodology – to drive ERP implementation success. We covered the importance of ERP project planning, business process mapping and systems testing.
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…
In 2019, the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Co. released a whitepaper that describes two ways that Industry 4.0 will transform business. First, implementation of Industry 4.0 capabilities will…
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.