Non-selection, Staying with the legacy ERP package
Posted on: September 1, 2008 | By: SuperUser Account | ERP Selection
The economy has affected enterprises considering new ERP packages – capital dollars have become tight. For every legitimate ERP selection process that we get involved with, there’s likely another one that doesn’t need to occur. Many company’s have bought solid packages from viable vendors but have stumbled for many reasons;
- poorly managed implementation projects,
- lack of involvement from business users,
- lack of definition of good business processes,
- change in business drivers.
It’s the last case, “change in business drivers” that should make one pause before throwing out the baby with the bath water. If the business has changed – say less product is manufactured and more is purchased for resale – then the solution might be a re-implementation that’s driven by the new business realities. That could be done with a new package, but often the ERP that you have can be adapted to fit the new model. In tough economic times, it’s easier to look to fix what you have then to start over. And maybe that’s not always a bad thing.
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