3 reasons to implement an ERP system

Reading Time: 4 minutes No one will deny that ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementation projects have a massive impact on your organization. Even if they are being executed in an efficient way, they consume a lot of effort, time and cash. There is also an opportunity cost involved; the effort, time and cash cannot simultaneously be invested in other …

20 key learnings about ERP implementations

Reading Time: 8 minutes ERP implementations are heavy stuff! Many organizations struggle to get the intended value out of an ERP project. Although there is no universal ‘recipe for success’ for ERP implementations, we can learn from and avoid many of the pitfalls that show up project after project. In this post, we want to address the 20 most …

3 ways to check the organizational readiness for an SAP project

Reading Time: 2 minutes When is your organization ready for an SAP implementation or project? Will the organization ever be ready? SAP projects are business transformation initiatives. Hence, checking organizational readiness is key. If not done properly, the project, and even your business, can seriously be jeopardized. One thing you definitely should not do when evaluating organizational readiness is rely …

5 tricks to improve the speed of an ERP implementation

Reading Time: 3 minutes ERP implementations are very time-consuming and they take preparation over long periods. The following 5 tips and tricks can help you to significantly reduce the actual duration of an ERP or SAP project. 1. Start with WHY? Make sure all stakeholders involved are aligned on the reasons why the ERP system is being implemented (3 …

3 reasons why users move away from your collaboration platform to email

Reading Time: 4 minutes Best-in-class business project managers continuously seek opportunities to deliver better projects: quicker, leaner and with less risk. Many of them experiment with online project, collaboration and task management tools, as an alternative to traditional collaboration with e-mail and excel. However, new challenges arise when using those tools in a business context, with many different stakeholders …

Why is implementing an ERP so challenging?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Short answer When implementing an ERP solution there is much more involved than just technology. Long answer Technology is the easy part. Changing the organization and its (hidden) habits is a lot more cumbersome. The business transformation part is typically seriously underestimated. If asked to estimate the effort distribution on a typical project, we would …

How do you make a solid business case for your project?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The main purpose of a business case is to get approval and funding for your project. The business case is the main deliverable before you initiate the project. It’s one of the key documents that senior managers review when deciding whether to give a project the funding it requires to go ahead. In the business case, you …