No two ERP software implementations are the same. Businesses come in different sizes and structures and have unique requirements that don’t always apply to other organizations. For that reason, a company’s approach to ERP implementation should reflect its own objectives, not someone else’s.
That said, most successful implementations incorporate many of the same elements. The threat of implementation failure is very real, and there’s logic in following a proven formula. Dividing your implementation into phases, each with distinct and attainable objectives, is as tried and true as it gets (at least when it comes to ERP software).
Businesses that build their strategy around these six ERP implementation phases will have a foundation for success—both during implementation and long after.