Gartner Research

Handle Rapid Implementation Packages for ERP With Care

Published: 07 January 2013

ID: G00246262

Analyst(s): Christian Hestermann

Summary

Rapid ERP implementation packages can be useful, but they're not always appropriate, so choosing one is a challenge. Enterprises need process discipline and planning to benefit from the templates. Business process analysts need to determine whether and how to use rapid implementation packages.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Definition of Rapid Implementation Packages for Business Applications
  • What ERP Vendors and SIs Offer
  • The Positives and Negatives of Rapid Implementation Packages — Findings and Recommendations From End-User Interviews
    • No. 1: Design to-be processes to select a best-fit template
    • No. 2: Carefully design a business process blueprint to avoid late changes
    • No. 3: Determine the scope needed
    • No. 4: Multicountry and multi-industry implementations provide special challenges
    • No. 5: Few rapid implementation packages span multiple business applications
    • No. 6: Integrations to other solutions are not typically included
    • No. 7: Do not neglect organizational change management
    • No. 8: Some best practices are actually worse than what you have
    • No. 9: Limit deviations from the template to a minimum
  • Tactical Guidelines

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