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ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SOFTWARE BEST PRACTICES  


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ERP SOFTWARE BEST PRACTICES

crm PROVEN ERP SOFTWARE BEST PRACTICES
The adoption and utilization of best practices are proven to lower implementation risk and ultimately contribute to a successful implementatoin go-live event as well as realize the planned objectives during the post-implementatoin or software utilization period.

implementation will migrate either to chaos and turmoil or sustained positive change that will influence the company's behaviors and most strategic performance results.

Best practices are defined as repeatable processes which apply qualitative comparisons between similar companies to achieve predicted results.

  • Active executive management sponsors
  • Sufficient project budget and funding
  • Experienced project managers
  • Thorough end-user training curriculums
  • GO TO ITA DOC (AND OTHER) PROPOSALS FOR LESSONS LEARNED CONTENT.

Best practices and lessons learned regarding the customization of ERP software systems include the following:

  • Ensure customization specifications are clearly defined before any development begins.
  • For multiple platform operation (e.g. online and offline, PC and wireless, etc.), leverage the platform’s native and preferred operating system environment.
  • Review all technical and data related considerations early in the technical analysis.
  • For on-demand ERP or software as a service solutions, bandwidth considerations must be analytically considered with technical design and decisions.
  • Allocate adequate time and resources for multiple phase testing prior to release.
  • Manage each project proactively and use metrics to drive continuous improvements and best practices adoption organization wide.
  • Respond quickly and efficiently to internal or client reported incidents or deviations.

crm CHANE YOUR BUSINESS PROCESS, NOT YOUR SOFTWARE
ERP software systems promote the utilization of best practices simply by adopting the business process workflows within the confines of the application software. Most ERP software application companies have invested in best practice research and tuned their application navigation, workflow and business process mapping over hundreds or thousands of actual customer implementations. The majority of ERP applications offer flexible configuration in order to adapt to unique business processes, Packaged ERP systems seldom accommodate 100 percent of an organizations functional requirements or business processes. However, seasoned consultants normally recommend work-around conditions before jumping into software customization. While customising ERP software is a viable option to maximize system automation and user productivity, it also dramatically increases implementation risk, time and cost. Further, while many companies find that proposed software customization achieved its purpose, they incur downstream ramifications such as compromised audit trails, incomplete compliance measures (such as Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, IFRS or GLB) or costly new version upgrades.


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ERP Software Best Practices

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Most common 5 phase approach:
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Planning Phase

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Conference Room Pilot
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Conversion and Integration
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Training Phase
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Parallel Processing
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Go-Live and Stabilization
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