As the cost of an ERP implementation guidelines project is very high, it is critical for an organisation to make the project a success and start deriving benefits out of it as fast as possible. Infact most of ERP projects fail even at the beginning. Hence it is very much essential to implement ERP package in a right manner. But what makes an ERP implementation project successful?
A well-defined project organisation structure which details the project planning, scheduling, execution and monitoring mechanism.
An attitude which stresses on business transformation instead of process automation.
An approach which brings about the proper integration of people, process and technology through effective management of change.
Conducting project review.
In this guide, we would focus on the project organisation structure and present a generic ERP project organisation structure, which most of the organisations have followed during their successful ERP implementation.
Defining a Project Organisation Structure (POS) forms the first step in an ERP implementation project. The POS is the human framework within which, all project objectives must be achieved. Development of the organisation structure takes into account project objectives and deliverables and also factors related to project control, risk and quality.
An ERP implementation project typically involves top management and representatives from all departments of the organisation, software vendors, hardware vendors and the implementation consultants. This heterogeneous mix of people associated with the project makes the development of correct POS an activity of paramount importance. ERP is like a lubricant that will help your business run faster. Many a times, people mold the ERP system to be implemented to fit their business processes. For a successful ERP implementation however, it is much easier to slightly tweak the business process rather than the ERP system.