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ERP implementation

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

By Article, Case Study, Change Management, ERP implementation

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

By Analysis, Article, ERP implementation, Featured Resource

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

By Analysis, Article, Case Study, ERP implementation

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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6 Tips to Drive a Successful Multi-Company ERP Implementation

By Analysis, Article, ERP implementation, ERP Tips

Multi-company and enterprise-wide implementations bring their own unique challenges and requirements. When planning a project, it’s important to map how the data and processes will (or will not) flow across entities. It’s also important to define cross-divisional teams that might need to provide input.

Read-on to learn the keys to successfully managing a multi-company ERP implementation project.

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