How to prepare your business – and your employees – for ERP implementation

ERP implementation

Are you getting ready for a large-scale IT project? An ERP implementation is a lot for your business, and employees, to handle.

There are many concerns with ERP implementation: Money, resources, time and more.

However, there are things you can do before an ERP implementation so your business and your employees are prepared – and your project is successful.

Here are some things to consider.

Come up with a strategy

Planning is important when considering a large-scale change, and its important that your company develop a strategy before ERP implementation. This starts from the top down, with company leaders providing the vision so employees know what to expect.

Making sure everyone has their questions answered and has the tools they need before the process will make for a smoother transition.

Since change is rarely easy, expect some pushback from your employees – and keep the dialog open so they know they are being heard.

Personnel

Knowing who is going to handle what – and at what stage of the project – can go a long way during a large-scale IT project. Set your workers up for success. Who will take the lead? Who will provide support? Who is going to be accountable and what deadlines must we manage?

These are all questions to ask and answer before the project begins.

Data

There’s no way around data migration in an ERP implementation, and this can be one of the most stressful parts. Careful, thoughtful planning on how to protect and migrate your data is key to making sure your new system works well from Day 1.

Visualize success

With proper planning and by visualizing the success of this project you can remove many obstacles and worries. Stay focused on what this new ERP implementation will bring to your company – and the problems and issues it will likely remedy.

With your eyes on the prize of the benefits of the project, you can stay focused on the positives and not the negatives.

AccuNet Inc.

If you have questions about how to prepare your employees or your business for ERP implementation, we can help. Contact us today!

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