ERP projects were never easy, but they are only getting more complex with maturing market offerings, increasingly blended on-premises and cloud environments, and growing customer expectations for what ERP should include.
Much of the process of identifying an appropriate vendor is not about the vendor at all, but rather about understanding the range and depth of internal capability needs. The range can speak to the extensibility of a solution platform and the depth is its ability to satisfy industry-specific or unique requirements.
Likewise, the right partner can make or break an implementation (and shorten the sponsor's tenure at the organization), so evaluating the approach is sometimes just as critical.
It doesn't have to be easy to be manageable. This provides the necessary tools to prepare, select, and begin to deploy ERP.
Use this blueprint to support your ERP selection and implementation. Three phases are presented in the blueprint and are accompanied with practical tools and templates:
Phase 1: Launch the ERP Project and Collect Requirements:
- Understand the ERP market space.
- Assess organizational and project readiness for ERP selection.
- Structure ERP selection and implementation project by refining your ERP roadmap.
- Align organizational use-case fit with market use cases.
- Collect, prioritize, and document ERP requirements.
- Create the ERP request for proposal.
Phase 2: Select an ERP Solution
- Review ERP market leaders and players within your aligned use case.
- Review ERP vendor profiles and analysis.
- Short-list ERP vendors based on organizational fit.
- Submit RFP to short-listed vendors.
- Evaluate vendor responses and develop vendor demonstration scripts.
- Score vendor demonstrations and select the final product.
Phase 3: Plan Your ERP Implementation
- Develop an ERP implementation roadmap and resourcing plan.
- Re-engineer ERP processes and design system workflows, integration map, and user roles.
- Create a comprehensive communication and change management plan.
- Establish an ERP governance structure along with roles and responsibilities.
- Determine project and performance metrics to measure and track success.
This research is designed for:
- IT team tasked with exploring the ERP vendor market and making solution recommendations.
- Business units going into the selection or early implementation phases of an ERP project.
- Organizations looking to deploy ERP for the first time, replace their entire ERP, or modify a component of their ERP.
This research will help you:
- Understand the ERP market of today, specific to product-centric and service-centric ERP use-case scenarios.
- Follow best practices to prepare for and execute on selection, including requirements gathering and vendor evaluation.
- Structure the implementation stage of your project with ERP-specific considerations in mind.
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