October 24, 2023
of respondents implementing ERP software incurred higher costs than expected
of the sample surveyed completed their ERP implementation project later than expected
The big bang approach involves a one-shot shift of all your staff and business functions to the new system, which ensures faster implementation and cost optimization while allowing your company to reap the benefits of a modern ERP right from the start. However, it's also a riskier changeover, difficult to roll back and potentially leading to multiple failures at the same time.
So far, we've mostly focused on the rollout phase. However, an end-to-end ERP adoption roadmap encompasses several implementation stages and multiple areas of expertise.
This step includes assessing your software ecosystem and corporate workflows and drawing up technical specifications.
In this phase, your team designs the architecture and user interface, outlining ERP features and modules through mockups and UX/UI wireframes.
Having outlined the ERP solution’s architecture and chosen the tech stack, the team proceeds with project planning, scheduling, and budgeting.
The coding process combines front-end and back-end development, along with software integrations, database setup, and multiple tests.
Acceptance testing makes sure that the final product complies with the user and operational requirements detailed in your specifications.
Based on the hosting model selected by your company, the project team deploys the new ERP on local servers or in a cloud-based environment.
After accurate data cleansing to remove obsolete or inconsistent information, you can migrate your data assets to the new system.
The final go-live stage involves the adoption of the ERP solution, which can be performed in different ways depending on your implementation strategy.
Itransition offers a full range of ERP services to help you implement a comprehensive future-proof ERP solution that addresses your specific needs and aligns well with your business strategy.
Adopting an ERP platform according to a well-thought-out strategy results in major process enhancements and profit for a company. Take a look at some examples from Itransition's portfolio of ERP implementation projects:
Whether you decide to adopt a big bang implementation strategy, a variant of the phased rollout, or a hybrid approach, keep in mind the following recommendations to streamline your ERP implementation journey.
Rely on reputable consultants
with a proven track record in your industry.
Set a realistic budget
covering the costs for staff, technologies, and licenses.
Define a roadmap
encompassing implementation tasks, phases, and timeframe.
Communicate the project scope
to overcome staff and stakeholder concerns.
Assemble a team
of PM, designers, developers, and QA specialists.
Cleanse your legacy data
before migrating it to the new ERP system.
Invest in training and user support
to facilitate ERP implementation.
Prioritize key features
targeting high-value processes for better ROI.
Assess the success
of your project through ROI and KPI analysis.
Monitor data security and compliance
to avoid reputational issues and penalties.
The purely technical aspects of your ERP system represent just a facet of the bigger picture. Selecting the right implementation strategy and methodology based on your organizational size, propensity to invest, risk tolerance, and expected ROI can play a vital role in the success of your ERP implementation project. Combined with a solid adoption roadmap and the aforementioned set of best practices, an ERP implementation strategy helps you maximize the impact of this comprehensive software solution and streamline its deployment across your organization. To further facilitate this process, consider relying on Itransition's holistic expertise in ERP consulting and development.
Let's summarize our overview by addressing some of the most common doubts and concerns regarding ERP implementation.
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