Over at ERP Software Blog, MIBAR.net has shared an article from ITWorld.com about 13 Common ERP Mistakes that we should avoid.
It’s indeed a comprehensive list.
Below are the points, which are elaborated in that article:
- Poor Planning
- Improper ERP Vendors Vetting
- Not understanding / using Key Features
- Underestimating Time & Resources Required
- Not having right people on team from the start
- Not setting priorities
- Not investing in training & change management
- Underestimating the importance of accurate data
- Taking the kitchen sink approach
- Not decommissioning legacy applications
- Not having an active load testing environment
- Ignoring Third-Party support alternatives
- Not having a maintenance strategy
And I would like to add one further mistake:
- Keep on changing requirements in the middle of actual implementation
- Implementation without a concrete Sign-Off document
I believe the above list pretty much completes the most common mistakes that we might make in an ERP implementation.