Selecting an ERP implementation partner and system is a unique task and not daily business for most companies. Due to lack of experience, the overall approach to find the right partner and solution is an experiment for its own for many customers. It sounds trivial, but this problem is eminent for many customers, as they do not have a market overview of ERP solutions or get biased by marketing slides or promises from single vendors, which are not properly investigated and confirmed. They also underestimate or even miss other factors like detailed functional depth, data security, technical connectivity and migration options, future roadmap implementation, business support SLA or enhancement/customization abilities or even just the priority of the requirements. The result is a fast-paced, opinion-based decision for an ERP solution or partner without undermining facts and rational thoughts. Before the implementation of an ERP system, a well-defined and structured approach is needed to evaluate the best ERP solution and partner for the upcoming challenge.
Furthermore, clients fully trust the implementation partner but naturally have difficulties to verify results, project progress and overall project success factors. The implementation partner typically provides a project manager as well, but this role is organizing timelines, creates status reports and tracks risks and issues often in the favor of the implementation partner. Trust is important but it needs to be verified by an additional project manager on client side acting as a counterpart, a so-called trusted advisor. The counterpart project manager can identify problems, risks, issues in an objective way and set clear responsibilities and demands commitment. The role becomes even more critical as in most ERP projects, there are many different suppliers, e.g. for data migration and interfaces of various systems, each one focusing on their work package only, but someone is needed to have the full picture view and facilitates between the suppliers and stakeholders.
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