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Is ERP really dead?

Published / by Nimesh
the ERP building blocks

Do you really believe ERP is dead after all the person-years spent by IT leaders and companies to address design, change management, implementation, trainings, lifecycle management and value realisation challenges?

ERP implementations may have failed in some cases, and part of the fault lies with organisations that failed to ensure employee inclusion as well as recognise and adapt to newer technology and solutions, compounding the digital uncertainty.
Possible solutions to this failure, particularly from the perspective of businesses: both people and technology are crucial as businesses shift to business models that favour lower human density and better transparency and efficiency.

Enterprises are migrating to the cloud in response to changing circumstances, and there is no doubt that we have reached the era of artificial intelligence (AI); everyone understands that AI and machine learning (ML) are critical to success. AI is divided into four categories: automated, supported, enhanced, and autonomous intelligence. Before the age of AI, there was the age of Big Data, which paved the way for the creation of data lakes and intelligent technologies.

When these newer innovations are combined with ERP, businesses can soon see the benefits of true enterprise democracy, improved operational performance, remote working, network accessibility, access elasticity, and on-demand service, all of which are decentralised, distributed, and, most importantly, real-time.
Social integration, customisations, increased cloud connectivity, and intelligent systems are already being tried and tested.

The global shift indicates a new and better way of working that includes UI overlays, IoTs, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, collaborative systems, image analytics, algorithmic game theory, computational social choice, and robotic process automation.

The possibilities are really endless.

ERP Implementation

Published / by Nimesh

ERP implementation is the process of examining current organizational practices, strategic planning, streamlining operating procedures, installing and testing software, cleansing and migrating data, managing change, training users, going live and maintaining support.

ERP implementation involves people as well as technology. Accordingly, it may face people-related challenges, such as resistance to change, as well as technical obstacles.

Though the technical obstacles can be managed with adequate planning.
But, the most crucial variable in the ERP success formula is people and their mindset issues.
This is the most difficult type of issue to resolve and is one of the main reasons for ERP implementation failures. It’s easy to forget that the success of the implementation of a software system depends mainly upon the users.
The system itself is a non-living and logical entity that follows logical steps and processes as it has been programmed to, but the users of the system are humans who were used to processes being one way and will more than likely find it hard to switch to a new way of doing things, especially if the benefits of adopting new methods are not immediately obvious.

So, what needs to be done to make the ERP rollout successful?
People’s inclusion

How?
Inform all employees of news and milestones as the project progresses
Establish reliable feedback channels for employees
Stimulate employees to generate new ideas and provide suggestions
Organize interesting training sessions
Celebrate the best user achievements as they occur
Change management and Continuous improvement.