There are a great many challenges and changes associated with rolling out a new ERP system. This often comes as a surprise to many companies, especially the employees responsible for managing the ERP project internally. It is understandable, however, given that ERP system implementation is generally not part of the core business of a company.
In addition to adhering to the internal budget, these employees are also responsible for ensuring the success of the project overall, and making sure all the necessary preparatory work has been completed. Business units need access to the right functions at the right time, different objectives have to be aligned and expectations have to be channelled appropriately. What's more, suitable methods and procedures must be employed to involve key users and encourage them to take a responsible, proactive role in the shaping of business processes and systematic support. The success of ERP projects, therefore, largely hinges on the way the project is managed internally.
Having the correct organisational structures in place and managing
is important to guarantee the long-term success of a project.
To ensure that their ERP project reaches a successful conclusion, project managers often require the support of an experienced professional who can respond to and assist with the various challenges that crop up in a timely and effective manner.
Companies lose skills when managers or specialists are temporarily out of action (e.g. due to illness) or leave the company at short notice. Potential candidates for the newly vacant post first have to be identified, and even then successful candidates are often not able to fill the post immediately. However, the position cannot be left vacant in the meantime.
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Managing such external staff is often more time consuming than it would be simply to take on the additional workload yourself.
Our consultants are on hand to to give you the support you require. Whether as trainers, coaches or interim staff, they offer many years of experience in the relevant field, as well as thinking “outside of the box” and managing employees and teams. They also boast an in-depth professional knowledge of areas such as ERP program and project management and financial management.
What's more, our consultants’ experience stems both from customer projects and previous roles in a variety of different businesses, putting them in an ideal position to adapt flexibly to your specific situation.