In an era when every question can almost be answered through a few online searches we are drawn to voices of authority for solutions that relevant today.
Most certainly, the research firm, Gartner, the very team who coined the term “ERP” (enterprise resource planning) is a most respected voice, one that business owners can turn to when attempting to understand the implementation process as part of their Dynamics software investment.
Back in 2006, Gartner offered a document ($995) laying out the time-and-cost of most any ERP implementation scenario. But the outline provides a summary that is relatable nine-years later.
What’s the scope, staffing, conversion instances….
Sounds too obvious, but companies, first, need to drill-down in earnest to identify the intended parameters of their ERP project. Does it make sense to buy modules that won’t be accessed until a later time? Will every department be affected by the implementation? Disruptions within the client base and vendor chain?
Well before the purchase is made, and a strategy developed for ERP implementation, owners must look closely at staffing demands. Who will the lead people be? Will there be support for each process area?
Given today’s flow of data across the gateway, not to mention on going storage demands, it is critical to know the probable impacts from necessary data conversions.
Of course, a flow chart showing estimated time to complete a written plan and attain a level of operable preparedness is vital to ERP implementation success.
Be sure to contact us if you have questions about ERP implementation and deploying your Microsoft Dynamics software.
Written by E.S. (Consulting Team)