• Krista Schaber-Chan

A Successful ERP Implementation Doesn’t Have to be as Elusive as a Unicorn

Five Ways Change Management and Learning Can Increase Business Benefits and ROI During Your ERP Implementation

ERPs integrate data, streamline technology and align business processes. But implementing an ERP is a huge undertaking and can be risky because there are many pieces to be considered and if ignored the chance of failure increases.  Many of the technical risks are foreseen and planned for but often it’s the human factor that is missed or flat-out ignored which can increase the risk of failure or at the very least greatly reduce your business benefits and ROI.

To help you plan for your ERP implementation, here are some common things to consider and include:

1. Your Organization’s Readiness to Adopt Change

A lot of thought and planning goes into ensuring the new software will work with your infrastructure and that it can be scaled for growth. However, what is often overlooked is, if users can be ready for the change and will they accept the new system?

There are many reasons why users may not buy-in to using the ERP solution – some reasons could be:

  1. An absence of awareness or misunderstanding regarding the need f