As it turns out, quite to the contrary. Many forward-thinking
smaller companies are reaping huge benefits in a tough
economy by deploying integrated applications across the
entire organization – just like large enterprises have done
for years. What’s more, now there is available a ‘rapid ERP
implementation’ approach, which takes the big bite out
of ERP and leaves behind only the benefits.
Urgency: Companies with an immediate need threatening
their viability or an issue that relates to customer responsiveness
and competitive pressures should consider rapid ERP.
less. The time needed to gain benefits is also reduced
and the resulting efficiencies mean lower cost.
an implementation well within the scope of the project
are willing to align their expectations with industry best
practices, are not expecting to fix everything at once,
and are looking for flexibility for future expansion. Such
enterprises know exactly what issues they are seeking to
address to drive their business forward.
of how much training will be needed by the implementation.
They must be willing to commit high-quality internal
resources to the project and should be aiming at not
interrupting operational resources.
vendors and partners with deep industry segment and
geographic knowledge, as well as expertise with mature
and proven tools and methodologies.