The myth of seamless ERP implementation: Four strategies for mitigating risk

The eBook will help you to:

  • Identify and assess ERP implementation risks

  • Understand ERP implementation risk management

  • Become familiar with Endeavour’s ERP implementation methodology

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“The implementation of a new ERP is a huge undertaking. There are a lot of moving parts, and many factors to take into consideration. There are risks involved, but as with everything else in business, the better educated you are about those risks, the better prepared you’ll be to mitigate them.”

A guide to help you manage the risks around ERP implementation

Yes, there are risks. But don’t let them put you off moving forward with the implementation of a new ERP, because when you have the right systems in place, your business is much better placed for growth and success. All the risks can be managed.

1. Be realistic
It’s important to not only proactively identify and mitigate risks, but to remember that ERP implementation is going to cause disruption to your business. However, the benefits an ERP solution will provide your business can be achieved without these disruptions being significant or even necessary.

2. The importance of taking ownership
Everyone needs to be on-board from day one. You’ll be making contributions at each stage of the project. Your software partner is not a contractor who’ll sweep in, get everything up and running, and sweep out again. A really successful ERP implementation project involves people from all areas of your business.

3. Be aware of the human factor
All your employees need to be open to the big change ERP system implementation involves, and culturally ready for it. It’s essential to address the human change involved as well as the system change.

4. Selecting the right ERP for your business
Not all ERP solutions are created equal. It’s essential to do your due diligence, so that you select not only the right solution, but the right partner to help you implement it.

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