Key Steps of ERP Implementation
Integrating ERP software into your current business structure needs to be a long and steady process. Carefully planning for the sorts of things that might go wrong is exactly how you prevent issues from arising down the road. Here are some key steps that we take to implementing enterprise resource planning software with our clients…1. Develop a Plan
The first thing that needs to be done is to identify the current ways that ERP will improve a particular company’s processes and resolve issues. This means conducting meetings with experts from both the ERP company and the company needing the software so that these issues can be identified and considered. Using this information, a plan of what the ERP software will do can be developed.
This step is where we take our plan to the next level and construct a blueprint of exactly how the ERP software will work in conjunction with this company’s processes and peculiarities. This blueprint will take into account the more minute details of how the software needs to be configured, and how it will help make employees more efficient and how they will interact with the software.
3. Building Processes
At this point, assuming everything is up to the standards of us and our client, we begin actually building the ERP software and integrating it into the company and its processes. During this time, we will also begin training employees on how to use the new software to its fullest potential, and how to stick to procedures that will improve compliance and efficiency. Any customizations are also built out during this stage.
4. Test the System
At this point, we don’t just walk away after the program is built. Setting up ERP can be a complicated process, and there is a lot of room for something to go wrong, especially when it comes to coding. That is why we have the step where we thoroughly test everything about the software and how it integrates into the company. During this time, employees also start to get comfortable with the new processes.
5. Put it into Action
Once the testing is complete, and we are certain that the new software is up to our standards and will meet the needs of our client, we put the whole thing into action. At this point, employees are completely switched over to the new procedures, and the company begins to reap the benefits provided by our ERP integration.