Enterprise Resource Planning change the way businesses operated in the past few years. More and more companies are relying heavily on ERP for their daily operations. But like any system, it is not 100% guaranteed that it will be successful. There is as much high possibility that an ERP system will fail, as much as it can succeed.
The key to successful implementation relies heavily on the right ERP project management. Other contributors are corporate culture, relationship between management and its employees, distinguishing roles between management and its consultants and most of all, the right ERP manager for the job.
It is not a big secret that there is a subtle effect of corporate culture to the successful implementation of an ERP system. The company should be able to equip its employee with the right orientation and training for its employee before its implementation. Not equipping the employees with the knowledge of the ERP system can bring a lot of confusion and surprise among users. After all, the main goal of introducing an ERP system is to make daily operations more efficient and quick in order to generate high income or satisfy more customers.
Lastly, it is also important to keep in mind that the management has the upper hand in the ERP project management. There are some instances wherein its consultants try to interfere a lot, which should not be the case. Consultants are there for guidance, but the final say regarding implementation should fall upon the management’s responsibility. This also includes the final decision regarding approval of the proposed ERP system.