Wednesday, May 22, 2013

13 Common ERP Mistakes on implementation and How to Avoid Making Them

Implementing an ERP system is among the most expensive, time-consuming and complicated tasks an IT department can take on. The potential for delays and unexpected expenses lurk around every corner. To help you avoid costly mistakes, asked IT executives, ERP vendors and technology consultants to provide advice on how to avoid becoming an ERP horror story.

Article has been taken from CIO website and I found it is much interesting and helpful to all of us.I took only the points but details are available in the main site. Please click here for complete details from CIO site.

ERP Mistakes
#1: Poor planning
#2: Not properly vetting ERP vendors
#3: Not understanding or using key features
#4: Underestimating the time and resources required
#5: Not having the right people on the team from the start
#6: Not setting priorities
#7: Not investing in training and change management
#8: Underestimating the importance of accurate data
#9: Taking the kitchen sink approach
#10: Not decommissioning legacy applications
#11: Not having an active load testing environment
#12: Ignoring third-party support alternatives
#13: Not having a maintenance strategy

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