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Traditionally, an ERP implementation is a discrete event…
Every piece of needed functionality in the software is included and ready to go on Day One, giving you everything you need when you first go live with your system. Although this can result in a longer period of time before you can use your new software, in certain scenarios this type of approach may make sense.
…but we recommend implementing in stages.
Our preference, however, is to employ what we call a “phased” implementation. Rather than doing everything all at once, smaller portions of the project are broken apart into individual phases. These phases can be completed more quickly, making it possible for you to start using your new tools sooner. As your users sees the way in which the new solution improves their work, enthusiasm to do more stays high, and momentum is maintained into the next phase.
Every company is different…
There is no correct method – every company is unique. Based on our analysis of your business and software needs, we will recommend an approach that best fits your timeline and budget. Although the journey may be different, the end result will always be the same – a successful software deployment that allows your business to stay current and grow with ease.
…and for some, the implementation is ongoing.
In many cases, the implementation never really ends. Organizations that are constantly pursuing new initiatives or looking for ways to bring additional efficiencies to processes need to constantly tweak and change features. A good ERP solution should have the capability to evolve right alongside your business. And a good partner should be able to help you adapt to ever-changing environments.