ERP Implementation fail if your Implementation budgets & resources continue to grow while your timeline is being continually postponed, you might be heading towards a failed implementation if you are spending more time, energy and money than the original quotation.
It might be because there were unrealistic expectations, to begin with, this will ultimately lead to poor decisions. An essential part of the implementation is keeping the sales proposal and implementation plan practical, saving your business from an implementation failure.
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Once the implementation occurs, and the solutions start taking shape the customer visually gets to see how it is progressing. When the customer finds that the system is not performing how they expected, it is not as fast or as easy to operate as expected then it starts to require changes which can become costly on top of original implementation costs. When Budget starts to increase, it causes issues. When Company’s budgets for ERP implementation exceed 140% of the original quote. This is leading towards a failure implementation.
If your ERP software can not integrate with your existing business data or applications, this can cause serious problems. Data that is locked up within your ERP system can jeopardise your business and make it difficult to access. You will not be able to depend on data being up-to-date or to be in real-time making it hard for quality management and informed decision making. Ultimately increases complexity and ensures data redundancy and duplication which will eventually compromise your accessibility and quality of vital information.
Every business is unique and therefore requires specific functionalities, support and features to suit your business and its needs. Customising your ERP will add cost, risk and time to the project. It can be challenging to manage your business without customisation. However, without customisations, you may need to change the way your company operates.
User engagement is the most critical aspect of implementation; many vendors introduce the users too late. Fail to use customer data in their training sessions or using a training environment which does not reflect positively on the customer’s needs or industry requirements creates issues. Through these errors, when it comes to user acceptance testing, there is often factors that cause failure.
ERP vendor failing to devote adequate consulting resources to the project, potentially assigning a consultant with little experience with the particular implementation or specific industry or both. Using their client’s application as training for new and inexperienced consultants will carry through all aspects of the project, increasing the risk of poor testing.