Avoiding ERP Failures: The Importance of successful process change
Depending on which source you consult, from The Gartner Group to ZDNet, it is estimated that the failure rate for ERP Implementations is greater than 50%. So why does this happen and how can it be avoided?
Let's take a step back first and think about why you might need a new solution. In other words, make sure you understand what your needs are. Don't simply hire a consulting firm to tell you what's wrong and what they recommend as a solution. Many such firms simply lead you down a predetermined road to a solution that they know is profitable for them to sell and implement. Instead, spend time with your team and come up with two lists: what are you doing right and what is not working for you.