5 Stages of a Successful ERP Implementation
The process of ERP implementation can be time-consuming and complex, and thus requires utmost diligence. Because an ERP is designed to be an integral part of the organisation, you need to undergo thorough planning and analysis. A dedicated team for the same will ensure a successful and seamless installation.
However, prior to that, you must understand the five key steps of ERP implementation. So, let’s take a deep dive into it!
The first and foremost step is understanding your business needs. In this stage, you must evaluate your expectations from the ERP solution. And for that, you will need participants from the organisation, representing their departments namely HR, Finance, Production, Supply Chain, and more. Your aim here must be to have a complete understanding of the organisation, its needs, tools, resources, and challenges.
At this stage, companies explore different vendors and their services. The aim is to compare your expectations with every vendor’s offering.
This stage includes a thorough analysis of the gaps between your desired solution and what vendors have to offer. A pro tip here would be to consider opting for a vendor who offers a custom solution. At SourcePro, we configure our ERP software based on your organisation’s specific needs. Our team brings years of industry expertise on the table and thus can develop the best-suited solution for your business.
Before you start using software, you need some guidance, right? Similarly, you and your team will need training on how to use an ERP solution. It is important to choose a vendor, who also offers a training program post-implementation. Ensure that you have time for hands-on training. You also need to ascertain that the vendor has a 24×7 support team that is available to answer all your queries.
Before you roll out the solution across departments, you need to test it inside out. Make sure that it offers desired solutions, pulls out accurate data, and provides insights.
That’s it. The solution is ready for you to use it to the fullest. However, once everyone in the organisation starts using the ERP solution, jot down questions and glitches faced by the team, and have them answered or resolved in record time.
Once the solution is successfully installed, you will have a centralised communication system, which will eliminate working in silos. This will also make it easier for you to monitor the status of each task/project and ensure that the deadlines are met.
Contact us and allow our team to demonstrate how our ERP solution can help your business to work in sync.