- ERP is about your business, not the technology.
- ERP initiatives are very challenging.
- Selecting the right software is the first step in a successful ERP implementation.
- No ERP software is perfect. All have their strengths, weaknesses, and tradeoffs.
- A business blueprint is the second step to an effective ERP implementation.
- Business process re-engineering should happen before, not after, you implement your ERP software.
- ERP software best practices and pre-configured solutions do not solve all the challenges of ERP.
- SaaS ERP won’t eliminate all of your risks, either.
- Your project will fail without adequate organizational change management.
- Executive buy-in and support is critical to ERP success.
- The “A-Team” is critical to ERP success.
- There is no “one size fits all” ERP strategy.
- If your operations and ERP system are misaligned, it’s probably not the software’s fault.
- Expectations are high, but most ERP implementations don’t properly define the “finish line.”
- Most organizations strive fore “no customization,” but most fail to do so.
- You don’t have to implement ERP all at once.
- In addition to planning, implementation is also about execution.
- If you don’t measure it, you won’t achieve it.
- It is important to recognize the “canary in the coal mine,” or signs that your implementation may be in trouble.
- ERP success and benefits realization is largely determined before the implementation starts.
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