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Humans love their routine—it’s just one of the basic facts of life. Once we’ve found a way we like to do things, it’s hard for us to change our approach. This makes the implementation and subsequent user adoption of ERP software a huge task within a business. The enterprise-wide systems represent a huge change for employees, with both their day-to-day tasks and the wider business processes.
There’s a strong possibility that several users will resist the software. This kind of resistance will translate into poor usage of your new system as employees fall back into their old ways of tracking and management. The software requires full input of company data to be successful, and that requires full acceptance from your team. Low user adoption is one of the biggest enemies to a new ERP project and an easy way to guarantee that you won’t be seeing the results and ROI you expected. To put it bluntly, poor adoption leads to all-out project failure. That’s why a structured ERP change management strategy is necessary to your project’s success.
4. Get Outside Help
Businesses often run into trouble when they attempt to implement ERP on their own. SMBs rarely have enough IT personnel to manage the project along with their regular workload. Even enterprises with a substantial IT department tend to lack expertise in ERP software. Consultants fill the holes in your implementation process. By having experience not only with enterprise software but also with your specific industry and business process, they can incorporate best practices that will ensure you implement software that will improve your business and achieve maximum ROI.
ERP success hinges even more on your ability to execute modern best practices than on the system you select. That’s why businesses shouldn’t cut corners in their ERP implementation strategy. They also don’t have to undergo the process alone.
Datix, an Infor partner and Epicor® expert, has provided ERP solutions and services for over 20 years. Using our methodology, we adhere closely to best practices and prioritize each client’s unique business needs. When our clients need implementation, integration, upgrade, or customization, our expert consultants deliver optimal support from start to finish.
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