Last but certainly not least, we finish our series of blog posts exploring 10 key steps in successfully implementing an ERP solution for small-to-medium manufacturing businesses. We hope you find them useful; don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
While our consultants and clients do their best to avoid any snafus, technology and human nature being what they are, unexpected detours can happen during implementation. Our team will be there with you, available to work through any bumps during the initial start-up period, while everyone gets their feet under them in regards to the new software.
Some Common Issues
Employees must be given adequate training and the opportunity to work through typical daily transactions with the new software weeks before the go-live date to identify possible exceptions not identified in pre-planning and gain confidence with the new software. If the initial training was insufficient, retraining just prior to go live is needed to ensure success.
And as you begin to input your data and work with the software, you may notice an area that could be tweaked, especially if the previous business processes were not as streamlined. This is where all of the hard work done in the pre-planning and planning stages pays off: by working through many of the scenarios and potential uses of your new business-planning software, you will hit the ground running and be able to see how the software helps you do your job better right from the beginning.
You Can be Prepared for Anything
Parallel Solutions is pleased to be able to bring you these tips for a successful ERP implementation. If you are thinking about how to improve your efficiency, decision-making, and customer outcomes, then we would love to have a conversation with you about how we might be able to help.