• Greg Roth

Why You Need a Structured Learning Program for Your ERP Implementation

Implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERPs) is one of the biggest business and technology transformations companies will experience. However, ERP implementations are notoriously complicated and expensive, making many companies hesitant to take the giant leap towards the increased integration and efficiency ERPs would bring to their organization.

Considering a long history of implementation failures, how do you ensure yours achieves success? Luckily, the use of structured, professional learning programs has shown to be a tried and true method for carrying your ERP implementation from beginning to end and beyond.

What makes structured, professional learning programs so effective? While there are many reasons, three core aspects of ERPs make learning programs necessary for true, long-term success:

1. Integration & Impact

Due to the highly integrated nature of ERPs, it is crucial to recognize the impact it will have on the entire enterprise. Without a structured learning program developed and deployed by experienced Change Management and Learning experts, it’s extremely difficult to confirm the full enterprise has been considered. With a structured program, you can ensure the training supports the entirety of the integration and provides the correct messaging and training as consistently as possible across the organization.

Why does this matter? Well, for one, having consistent training means you have one less thing for end-users to adjust to. It’s the easily-overlooked details like these that a seasoned Change Management and Learning consulting firm will focus on to make sure your learning program is a success.