Want more from your ERP software? That’s not surprising – over 50% of ERP implementations are performed incorrectly and yield less than 40% of the potential ERP benefits according to the Panorama Consulting 2010 ERP Report. Odds are, you’re in the unfortunate majority in this scenario, but you don’t have to stay there. If you’re in the midst of an ERP software evaluation, don’t allow yourself to make the same potential mistakes twice.
Panorama Consulting Solutions, the world’s leading independent ERP consulting firm, recently held an excellent webinar “Lessons Learned From Failed ERP Implementations” highlighting the top reasons that ERP software implementations have failed – and how they can be overcome.
Below is a condensed version of this one hour webinar, and how JOBSCOPE can help you overcome these obstacles. If you’re actively searching for an ERP software solution for your business, this is a must read.
Lesson #1: Define Clear Goals for ERP – Evaluate cost vs. benefit of new ERP solution
It seems obvious, but its a very important question to ask during the vendor selection stage – What is the financial benefit of implementing a new ERP software solution, and where will these benefits be realized? How much time and money will a new solution really save? Find out.
Spend the time and go through your processes to identify and quantify all opportunities for improvement. This exercise will force you to focus on the business goals for the implementation, not just the technical wants.
Lesson #2: Clearly Define Business Requirements in Detail – Prioritize requirements that are core competencies (deal-breakers)
As you go through your process to identify opportunities for improvement, make a list of all of your business requirements for the new system. Clearly define which elements are “must-haves”, to ensure that you don’t lose sight of your business goals during the sales process.
Make sure to involve key associates from each department during this process, as they will have in-depth knowledge of what these deal-breakers should actually be.
Lesson #3 Choose the Right Software – Don’t force-fit a solution that doesn’t meet business requirements
Take your time in selecting the right ERP vendor. Cut through the sales fog with your list of business requirements. If you’re an order-driven business, place order-driven ERP solutions on the top of your list. Odds are, if the vendor has spent the time to specialize in your style of business, they are worth considering – whether you’ve heard of them before or not. If you remove the brand names from the equation, which one impresses you the most?
Beware of the one size fits all approach – those hats never seem to fit just right.
JOBSCOPE ERP – The Right Fit
Order-driven manufacturers have been using JOBSCOPE for over 30 years. Specialization and singular focus in manufacturing has honed our organization top to bottom, to create the best product and customer experience possible for our clients.
- JOBSCOPE implements faster with best of breed tactics, allowing for rapid ROI – the true measuring stick of cost vs benefit. Get what you paid for, on time and under budget. Our experienced consultants will guide you through the implementation process every step of the way, with flexible implementation plans catered to your business goals.
- JOBSCOPE includes all modules with each license purchased at no additional cost, leaving no “deal-breakers” behind. Our no-nonsense business approach means that there is no headache or hassle in the sales process. JOBSCOPE provides straightforward pricing and all our modules with your purchase. Simply put, its like comparing apple to apples.
- JOBSCOPE has withstood the test of time by delivering quality results to order-driven manufacturers for more than 30 years. If you’re an order-driven manufacturer looking for ERP, get the right fit with JOBSCOPE. After you’ve purchased our software, JOBSCOPE provides ongoing US-based support and development to ensure that you receive the best customer service possible.