Start incorporating ERP software through a plan that will guide project managers and employees involved in the implementation process.
The first step to successful software implementation begins with a well-designed plan for selecting the right software for your business. Once you have done this, the plan for implementation should be a logical extension of the planning process already started.
As the work shifts from the selection stage to actual implementation, the project manager will work with the software integration team (management, staff, and software company representatives) to create an integration plan.
No two integrations are the same. Each company has its own unique requirements. Henning Software can provide the following introductory list of recommendations for project managers and those involved in the implementation process:
- Begin with a clear understanding of your requirements including factors involving people, process and technology. If these issues were not thoroughly documented during the software selection stage, it is important to take time to do so prior to beginning implementation.
- Document key project milestones and associated expectations and requirements including for time, budget and quality.