The ERP Minefield, Part 2: 14 Reasons why ERP Implementations Fail

Editor's Note: Part 1 of this article, with 13 tips to lower ERP selection risk, can be found here 

Companies embarking on system replacement projects can find themselves walking in a sort of minefield; danger lurks, and they only know something's wrong when it "explodes." ERP replacement is complex and risky. According to Panorama Consulting data of ERP implementations over the past five years:


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About David Ogilvie

David Ogilvie is a Brisbane, Australia-based consultant whose mission is "Helping Executives Build Profitable Companies & Maximise ERP Investments. He aims to work with people motivated by the possibility of transforming their business operations," achieved through the use of Lean Manufacturing and other modern Supply Chain Management techniques; and through the productive use of technology such as ERP software systems and real time data collection systems. He may be reached at

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