The before, the during, and the after of an ERP project
It’s been said that one must “keep their eye on the prize” when it comes to achievements, whatever it may be. Although considered important advice, I would advise against even having that thought when implementing an ERP.
Look at it this way. The go-live phase would be considered the “prize”; however, what happens before and after is what really matters. Typically, the stages of an ERP project are thought to be: pre-sale, assessment, implementation, pre go-live, go-live, post go-live, support and optimization.
Now here’s what it’s more likely to be like:
There’s no way to describe that in words. The impact of an ERP is huge to any corporation, from the roles and responsibilities of employees, to the price tag, to the potential issues faced along the way.
As mentioned, the go-live phase of an ERP project is essentially when the system is, well, turned on, so to speak. To determine a successful go-live, one must focus on the progress made beforehand and the attention to detail afterwards. Let’s take a further look at it.