IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ERP SYSTEM

Posted by: KC on  3rd August 2017


1. PUT YOUR TEAM TOGETHER

    Team Builder

  • Executive sponsor
  • Project Leader
  • Business Process owners
  • The best people in your business

2. IDENTIFY ANY BUSINESS PROCESSES THAT NEED IMPROVING

  • Labour Intensive?
  • Prone to error?

3. IDENTIFY YOUR EXISTING COSTS

  • Servers
  • Support
  • Downtime
  • Upgrades (minor & major)
  • Security
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Rent
  • Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Inefficiency

4. DOCUMENT YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY & DECISION RATIONAL

  • Employee Empowerment?
  • Cost reduction?
  • Remote working?
  • Cloud or on Premise? Hybrid? Why?

INVITE 5 VENDORS TO INTERVIEW

  • Would you prefer they have experience of your industry?
  • How long has the provider been in business?
  • Are you replying on “new” and potentially unproven functionality?
  • What are their (verifiable) performance statistics?
  • How to they deal with disaster recovery and security?
  • Does the technology fit with your strategy?
  • Which part of their offering will you get the most value from?
  • Which part of their offering will you get the least value from?

INVITE 3 VENDORS TO DEMO

  • Insist on a live demo
  • Tell the vendor exactly what processes and scenarios you want to see
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions which lead off the scripts you provided
  • Are they in control of their demo – is it a “live” system?

CHOOSE PREFERRED VENDOR

  • Speak to a reference customer
  • Are you a “personality fit”?
  • Do you know what you will pay every year for the next five years?
  • Do your data Protection Act due diligence
  • Go through contract with legal team to avoid issues down the line

IMPLEMENT NEW SYSTEM

  • Train your staff
  • Understand and record reasons for design and process decisions
  • Keep your project plan updated to keep a clear view of milestone dates

OPTIMISE

  • Regularly review system to ensure it is performing well
  • Ask users if the system is working for them
 
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