ERP Implementation Planning & Readiness

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ERP Implementation Readiness

Implementation success depends on a good plan and organizational preparedness.

We begin by defining a realistic project management plan that guides project execution and control. It will detail the strategies, scope, expectations, baseline plans, and estimated costs. We will also help you set up your organizational and governance models, including PMO and project teams. Finally, we’ll get you ready for change by aligning business leaders and key stakeholders, training your core team, implementing foundational business processes, and ensuring that data is ready for migration.

Implementation success depends on a good plan and organizational preparedness.

We begin by defining a realistic project management plan that guides project execution and control. It will detail the strategies, scope, expectations, baseline plans, and estimated costs. We will also help you set up your organizational and governance models, including PMO and project teams. Finally, we’ll get you ready for change by aligning business leaders and key stakeholders, training your core team, implementing foundational business processes, and ensuring that data is ready for migration.

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Implementation Strategy and Planning

We will prepare a comprehensive set of project plans that detail the implementation strategy and scope as well as execution-level plans. The planning documents include project charter, scope management, risk management, master schedule, change management, governance and teams, communication, training, technical, and financial management. We will lead organizational change workshops to assure executive and stakeholder alignment to the project goals and plans.

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PMO, Project Governance, and Teams

Next, we will establish your internal PMO to equip your organization with the processes, governance models, and tools necessary for successful project execution. Additionally, we’ll help you build high-performance ERP teams that best suit your organizational needs and project demands.

We’ll also help you structure your executive committee, steering committee, core team, and subject-matter expert groups. We will then work with you to execute backfilling and cross-training plans to assure business continuity and core team contingency options.

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Foundational Training, Workshops, and Roadshows

Fear of the unknown can lead to resistance. We train ERP teams on business processing best-practices and the implementation methodology to assure alignment on the future-state vision and the tasks that lie ahead. We also lead roadshows and workshops to communicate the implementation plan, upcoming changes, and impacts to affected business units and stakeholder groups.

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Organizational Structure, Business Process, and Data Optimization

Approaching ERP implementation with a base level of readiness can shorten implementation, reduce cost, and minimize risk. We help our clients build a solid foundation by filling gaps in organizational structures, backfilling and cross training key personnel, implementing business process changes, and restructuring critical data files.

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Implementation Accelerators

We help companies get a jump-start on implementation by working with the core team to develop key deliverables. By defining business scenario lists before kickoff, the core team is ready to evaluate out-of-the-box best-practice business processes and identify additional scenarios that will need to be mapped and piloted. We also help our clients get a jump start on data migration. By locating and cleansing data early, the team is ready to migrate key static data files to support the first piloting phase.

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and proven methodologies

Proven Methodologies

Pemeco’s academically rigorous proprietary methodologies are used and respected globally. Our business assessment and selection methodology became the standard curriculum of an upper-level systems analysis and design course at Canada’s #1 ranked MBA school. Our implementation management methodology, Milestone Deliverables, is published and used in more than 40 countries to successfully implement and rescue implementations of all shapes and sizes. The key to our methodologies is to break large, complex projects into small, measurable deliverables that indicate whether the project is on-track to achieving defined business value.

Case studies

SAP vs. Waste Management: A $500M ERP Implementation Failure

Earlier this month, Waste Management (WM) upped the ante in its lawsuit against SAP to $500 million. The root of WM’s claim is that it was allegedly deceived and defrauded by SAP during the ERP selection and implementation phases.

SAP vs. Waste Management: A $500M ERP Implementation Failure

ERP Buyer’s Corner: Consider Future ERP Maintenance Obligations During Selection and Implementation

Consider this: up to 70% of companies’ total ERP costs relate to service and maintenance, yet most companies fail to see the value in these services. A recent Forrester Research survey of SAP users confirms this lack of perceived value. In that survey, 85% of respondents said that they barely use SAP’s Basic Support services.

ERP Buyer’s Corner: Consider Future ERP Maintenance Obligations During Selection and Implementation

Without Restructuring, ERP Implementation is an Expensive Waste

If your organization is planning to implement ERP software without restructuring its operations, you can stop reading right now. In fact, you may as well take the money you're planning to spend on the project and throw it in the bin.

Without Restructuring, ERP Implementation is an Expensive Waste

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Implementing a Wide Range of Technologies

Is successful implementation important to you? Are you looking to build the best team to achieve your goals? Whether you need implementation project management services or top consulting talent, we have the expertise to help.

Over the past four decades, we’ve been privileged to lead successful implementations of more than 100 different technology solutions. Our clients rely on our knowledge of technologies, implementation project management, best-practice business processes, and the consulting talent marketplace to deliver their future-state visions successfully.

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We’ll quickly connect you to an implementation expert who can discuss your project needs and help you decide what’s needed to successfully deliver your project.

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