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Prevent SCP Software Implementation Overspend by Effectively Using a System Integrator’s Expertise

Published: 20 May 2019

ID: G00386682

Analyst(s): Amber Salley, Michael Dominy

Summary

System integrators can add value to SCP implementations by providing project support, structure and discipline. Supply chain leaders responsible for SCP software implementations should know how SIs can help to contain projected implementation costs and prevent risks associated with scope creep.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Develop a Comprehensive Implementation Strategy Using SIs’ Extensive SCP Implementation Expertise
  • Properly Staff the Implementation Project Team Through a Combination of Internal, SI and Software Vendor Resources
  • Prevent Any Unexpected Implementation Plan Deviations by Engaging With Your SI Partner Before Project Implementation Begins
  • Design Methodologies, Tools and Artifacts With Your SI to Enable Users to Manage Postimplementation Activities and Ongoing Change
    • Organizational Change Is Part of the SI’s Implementation Framework
    • Software Training Is an Extension of Software Vendor Service Support

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