International ERP experts can ease your pain
Unfortunately, bad experiences with ERP implementations gone wrong have led some companies to fear the process and the change that’s on the horizon. Change in business processes, changes in workflows, changes in routines – and it all comes with a big price tag. For many CIOs, an international ERP implementation is about as rewarding as a root canal.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right implementation strategy, that’s aligned with your business strategy, and a smart, flexible methodology designed to balance the needs of your local subsidiaries with the needs of your headquarters, your international ERP implementation can be painless. And that’s what you get with Pipol.
Aligning with your business strategy
Implementing an ERP system across borders requires a solid understanding of your business strategy as well as the core competencies of your local offices. By taking the time to gain this understanding, our implementation experts can create harmonization across your business processes and data. And this sets up your ERP solution to create and harness synergies that bring great value to your business.
Your ERP strategy should ensure there is consistency between:
- Strategic, tactical, and operational business goals
- Local and global processes
- Various business needs in different companies
- Other IT systems and platforms
- Local and international industry-specific legislation
- Local and global data
- Centralized and de-centralized resources
5 key implementation success factors
- Set and manage realistic expectations
A moderate number of problems can be expected during the implementation process. The project team should be realistic up front in outlining the scope and benefits of the project.
- Establish common goals among the team
Get approval from the project team on the project steps, goals and requirements. This will help clear the path for a smooth delivery.
- Define a realistic project plan and budget
The project plan is the foundation of a successful implementation. Expect some bumps along the way and be realistic about costs. Then communicate proactively about the status, issues and risks.
- Be smart about modifications
Ask yourself: What are the minimum features and functionality we need to run our business efficiently? And aim for that. That’s the best way to keep control of your implementation costs.
- Maintain management commitment
According to Gartner, the number one reason for project failure is lack of executive commitment. Get their support and involvement early to help secure buy-in throughout the business.