Home renovations can be challenging. As a “do-it yourself” kind of person, it was even more of a challenge to bring in a project manager and other assistance for a large renovation project. If I am only relying on myself, then there is no one to blame if I am behind schedule or if the project isn’t turning out exactly the way I planned. Relying on others to show up, care about the project, and your budget is a lot to ask. That is why the project manager could potentially be the most important piece of the puzzle.
It is the same concept when selecting an ERP professional services provider. There is a lot of information available about how to choose ERP software, but what about the real challenge of implementation? Implementation is definitely more costly and time consuming than the actual software purchase.
Having a trusted partner to guide you through the implementation can be the difference between a good experience and a bad experience. Implementation is very much like remodeling a home. The old structure is assessed and a plan is put into place to take the existing structure and upgrade it. Just like data. The old data and existing processes are assessed and used to update your existing software into a new system that should be more effective and efficient.
Just like any project of this nature, there is the potential for set-backs, hiccups, and unexpected challenges. These things can not only cost time and effort, they can become budget busters. It is during these critical junctures that you want to make sure that you have an implementation partner that is not only experienced but truly cares about the project’s deadlines and budget.
One way to do that is to check references, and talk to other companies that have been in your shoes. Ask if this is the professional service providers’ area of expertise. Do they have knowledgeable staff that will be assisting with the implementation?
Ultimately, the goal is to have complete confidence in your professional services provider to have your best interests in mind throughout the project.
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