The Zero-Failure ERP Implementation Strategy

Posted: 2020-02-06 Edited: 2020-04-15

Top-notch Enterprises and governments also adopt this strategy.

After the real reason for the failure of ERP projects and High-Risk ERP Implementation Strategy is identified, enterprises and governments are now one step away from ERP implementations with zero risk of failure. The no-failure ERP implementation strategy is as plain and simple as this: avoiding repeating the same mistake others repeatedly made.

This article reveals zero-failure ERP implementation strategy.

Zero-Failure ERP Software Selection Methodology

Follow these ERP software selection steps to ensure the success of your zero-failure ERP project at the very beginning of the project:

  1. Select the ERP software that meets the most traits described in article Top-Notch ERP.
  2. All enterprise IT personnel and end-user representatives join together to substantially evaluate the candidate ERP software.
The team adopting this selection methodology will definitely choose the top-notch ERP, which all team members agree on. The team accordingly turns any resistance that might otherwise arise from colleagues in other departments in the organization to wholeheartedly support. This healthy mindset of all stakeholders is the huge success factor of the ERP project.

The Zero-Failure ERP Implementation Strategy

This implementation strategy overturns outdated high-risk strategy and adopts the zero-failure strategy:

Above all, trust your own people, who have been working within your enterprise for years, not those who parachute down into your organization as alien "experts". Accept the fact that your own people possess more knowledge and experiences of your own organization than any outsiders. Admit your employees understand your organization's culture and business process more deeply than all outside experts. Assign all ERP project tasks to your IT personnel and perhaps also to end user representatives. Grant the team the full control over the project. Hold your people accountable for the execution and outcome.

Being nominated as the exclusive team responsible for ERP project planning and execution, your IT personnel will feel that they are respected because they will not be dictated by outsiders to do or not to do this or that. Your genuine experts will not be treated as clerks. Their expertise, value, and past contributions are recognized. They therefore will stay and endeavor to finish this ERP project.

Zero-failure ERP implementation consists of these two major tasks:

The execution steps of above tasks follow.

  1. The enterprise hires one consultant to provide short term on site training to IT personnel and potential end user representatives.

    The training goal is to enable the enterprise IT personnel to independently develop, on the flexible ERP platform, the information applications that perfectly meets the requirements of their business. In other words, the enterprise IT personnel tailors the information application software system that is fully in line with enterprise process.

    Why enterprise hires only one consultant, not a team comprising hundreds of consultants? The answer is: One consultant is enough.

    Large consultants army is useless. The reason for it is plain and simple - In order to minimize consultation fees, all IT personnel will together participate in all training courses given by the same consultant. No training course will be repeated. Therefore, enterprises need to hire only one consultant.

    Why is the contract term short? Exactly how short is it? The answer is: The time required for training depends on IT personnel's skill set. For most large companies that already have IT departments, training can be completed in less than a week.

    During the training, enterprise IT personnel will simultaneously evaluate the top-notch ERP platform, decide whether or not to continue the ERP project, and decide whether or not to purchase the ERP platform. If IT personnel decide to abort, the project immediately ends.

  2. The enterprise IT personnel customize application software.

    At this stage, the enterprise IT personnel add or modify the information application software system to meets the requirements of the enterprise on the top-notch ERP platform. At the same time, end-user representatives must extensively, comprehensively, and thoroughly try out the information system. End-user representatives from each department along with IT personnel thoroughly evaluates the top-notch ERP platform, decide whether or not to continue the ERP project, and decide whether or not to purchase the ERP platform. If IT personnel or end user representatives decide to abort, the project immediately ends.

  3. Enterprise IT personnel complete the customization of application system.

    After entering this stage, enterprise IT personnel has confirmed the quality of top-notch ERP platform and have decided to continue the project. The enterprise autonomously decides the amount of human resources to invest in the new application system development, and controls the speed of system development.

    IT personnel complete the development of new application system at this stage, and thoroughly test the new application system with end user representatives.

  4. Enterprise IT personnel launch new application system.

    After entering this stage, IT personnel and end user representatives have repeatedly tested the new system and have full confidence of it. The enterprise arranges the time to launch the new system by itself and schedules the time to decommission the old system. IT personnel prepare to migrate database from legacy system to the new one.

  5. Enterprise purchase top-notch ERP platform.

    After bringing the new system live, the enterprise can buy this top-notch ERP platform with full confidence. The project is completed.

Risk Analysis Of Zero-Failure ERP Implementation Strategy

The zero-failure ERP implementation strategy eliminates all possible risks that may otherwise occur with outdated high-risk implementation strategy.

Conclusion

Zero-failure ERP software selection methodology is the first step to the successful implementation of zero-failure ERP implementation strategy: Zero failure ERP implementation strategy has the following noble spirit and unparalleled advantages:
Stakeholders place the interests of enterprises, schools or government agencies first.
They place the interests of individuals and external organizations last.
Enterprises have full control over ERP projects.
Enterprises are not under the control of outside organizations and their wealth is not plundered.
Prevent the abuse of power from happening.
Enterprises adopt collective participation policy and scientifically select ERP software.
Payment is made only after implementation successfully completes.
Enterprises can retreat any time without significant loss.

Zero-failure ERP implementation strategy does not have any risk of failure.

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