New ERP report notes implementation challenges, cloud hurdles

A new report from Denver-based Panorama Consulting Solutions calculates that the average ERP implementation cost now hits $6.5 million, with an average implementation time of 16.1 months, and a preference for SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics solutions. In its 2014 ERP Report, Panorama summarizes its own research into the experiences of ERP customers with regards to enterprise software, vendors, consultants, and implementations overall.


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ERP Implementation Challenges

Hi Bridget,

Your article regarding ERP implementation statistics from Panorama is extremely on target and if anything, it's conservative.

The real problem is not whether the ERP will be cloud based or on-premise, but rather in the poor requirements definition studies and benefits benchmarking work by many implementers.

Further, ERP software companies with so called "enterprise" solutions present themselves as having everything a customer would ever want or need, which in my experience, has not been the case.

Much of the blame also ultimately rests on the shoulders of the customer who allows organizational silos to dictate direction without regard to benefits realization.

So much more to discuss ......

Aristides (Ari) P. Smith, President & CEO
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