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Address Eight Key Factors for Successful ERP Implementations

Published: 20 November 2012

ID: G00239378

Analyst(s): Denise Ganly


The business often blames ERP failure on the software implemented. Our analysis shows that it is more often attributable to organizational factors. CIOs and application leaders must be able to recognize the common roadblocks to ERP project success and proactively take actions to remove them.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Scope ERP Properly
  • Obtain, Retain and Maintain Executive Management Support
  • Understand ERP Costs and Budget Accordingly
  • Address Change Management and Training Requirements Thoroughly
  • Build an Enthusiastic Project Team Led By an Experienced Project Manager
  • Select an Appropriate SI
  • Minimize Modifications
  • Carefully Design All ERP Infrastructure

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