I wrote earlier on December 2010 an article about what should I know when I want to implement an ERP system. I said than that are 7 steps you should not skip and 5 factors that you should not be omitted. I come now and fill in what I said in December. Besides the steps not to skip and the factors not to omitted, for a successful implementation you must follow another four guidelines:
1. Take small steps to implementation
2. Focus on the long term benefits of the implementation
3. Don’t make the new software feel like the old software (if it si the case!)
4. Be flexible with the implementation plan
You must keep in mind that every company and every implementation is a little different. Your software implementation project will take time, hard work from everyone involved, and the dedication of your project team. And be prepared for the small deviations that will inevitably occur. But, if you and provider`s implementation team will work together, the ERP Implementation projects will be a success.