Consider the scope of the project
While we know implementing an ERP system is a long-term project, why is it exactly? Well, initially there is consultation to be carried out with the interested business, to understand what they want to get out of their ERP implementation. Once that has been agreed between the two parties, then comes the long-term planning of each implementation stage. This allows employees to be assigned to roles throughout the process to help ease the burden of the implementation.
Then, once initial implementations have been made, a series of tweaks are made to fully optimise and get the most out of the ERP system. The goal is to achieve one singular system for an entire business, for information to feed in and out of, without any chinks in the armour. This takes time to put together and implement.
A business’ management should understand and prepare its workforce for the oncoming change. Job roles will alter for most of the business and staff need to be ready, to ensure there’s no decline in productivity.
To ensure the business is ready for change an appropriate team should be appointed. This has to be carefully managed so that people stay on-board and do not have their head turned. It is all about coping with change and motivating staff in the right way.