The ERP systems play an important role in the overall growth of a company and also make different business procedures flawless.
Hence it becomes necessary for the companies to successfully implement the ERP system to have increased productivity and sales.
Let us now discuss the 10 steps which are necessary for a successful ERP System Implementation
- Specifying the requirements by identifying the problems
The first important step for successfully implementing an ERP System is its sele3ction procedures.
You need to identify the problems you are facing (or the company is facing) and then implement the ERP aimed at eliminating the problems.
For this, you can use the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for analyzing the company’s needs and then implement the necessary ERP system.
- Chalking out the Budget
Many of the time it happens that the company starts implementing the ERP system without specifying the budget for it, and later end up paying huge expenses for the same.
You should plan out all the extensions to the project beforehand and eliminate all possible errors arising from the lack of necessary tech requirements.
The overall expenses of the company can be reduced with the help of a budget.
- Setting up the team
The next most crucial step is selecting the team of professionals who will be implementing the ERP System.
Select only the employees with the necessary set of skills to avoid any errors due to unskilled professionals.
- Options Evaluation
Before you opt for an ERP system make sure to check all the features and scope of the systems.
Opt for a demo of the ERP System before buying it to ensure that the concerned ERP system fulfills the requirements of the company to eliminate all possible chances of system failure.
- Ensure proper Data Migration
Once you’ve selected the proper ERP system, now you need to ensure proper Data Migration to facilitate easy sharing of data for proper utilization of the system.
Make sure you transfer only the essential data instead of the entire data source to remove chances of system crash from data overloading.
- Ensure Proper Infrastructure
To ensure proper utilization of the ERP system and to promote maximum growth you need to ensure that the infrastructure is suitable for it.
Ensure that the platform on which the ERP will run contains all the necessary tools and also provide room for scalability and future modifications.
- Proper Customization
Sometimes it becomes necessary to modify and customize the ERP system to fulfill the requirements of the company.
Ensure the team of professionals have the necessary skill sets to eliminate chances of system crashes due to improper customization.
- Pilot Testing
Once all the customization is done, perform various tests on the newly modified ERP system to eliminate all the remaining bugs from the system to ensure maximum output.
- Imparting proper knowledge
When the system is modified, it becomes very essential to educate the employees about the updated system.
If proper knowledge is not imparted to the employees about the new system, the overall revenue of the company might get affected.
- Proper Maintenance
Once the ERP system is successfully implemented after the necessary testing, proper focus should be paid on its maintenance.
The management team should check for regular updates and identify and remove any possible bugs from the system to ensure system longevity and maximum performance.