If your ERP hit the skids...
Why ERP Projects Take Longer than Expected
"Lack of resources -
There are many
companies that agree to a project plan with their vendor, only to find
that the two parties have differing expectations of how many and what
types of people will support the project." Source:
Risks to a Successful
Risk must be carefully monitored through the implementation. While
many people think that technical issues are the main reason why ERP
projects fail or are not completely successful, the real reason is
because of people, or the “soft stuff”. Top management may
because they did not successfully share the vision and “rally the
troops”. There was no impetus to drive transformation, thus the project
lurched to a halt, or even worse began a slow and steady demise.
Implementation partners can contribute to a failed implementation if
part of their job is to enable change management or project management,
and both efforts were subpar. Inadequate training on the ERP system or
lay-offs during or after the implementation can negatively impact
employees. This, in turn, may lead to employees using “work arounds”,
sabotaging the system, or delaying accepting the new system and the
accompanying new processes.