How to make ERP Implementation Successful for Your Company

17 March 2016
  1. Data collection

Ensure that you collect all the data relevant to your business and convert it. The data could be new or the old one but remember the ERP system will have to upload your data from spreadsheets to the database.

After converting your data manually, you need to feed it to the ERP system database and then review it for completeness and accuracy.

  1. Training and testing

Let your project team test the database by running real life scenarios to determine the accuracy and efficiency of the system. Also, during the system testing, ensure that all primary interfaces are designed and integration issues resolved. This ensures that the ERP system works well with the other systems.

Have your project team conduct the in-house training. Such training will make sure that every relevant ERP system user knows how to use it well.

  1. Go live and evaluate

Once you are convinced that the ERP system is working well with your company and that your employees are aware and know how to use it, then, develop a final go-live checklist.

Also, you should make an evaluation plan which touches on the goals and objectives set by your project team. Also, consider having the post-implementation audit to determine how your system is fairing on.

Successful ERP system implementation is no walk in the park. However, if you follow the five steps given in this article, you will succeed in implementing the system.