5 essential tips to planning a Successful ERP implementation
It has become increasingly important for organisations to utilise enterprise resource planning (or ERP for short) solutions to ensure their environment is an efficient one. And if you’re a business owner looking to make your workplace faster, smarter, and more systematic, you should consider the benefits of MYOB Advanced as your ERP solution, so we’ve assembled the 5 top tips for a successful implementation.
Establish your goals
Start by identifying and prioritising your goals. Beginning the process with a clear objective is critical to a successful implementation process. It’s important to identify what your company is doing correctly, and where there’s room for systemisation or improvement in order to clarify the ways MYOB Advanced can benefit your business.
Once you’ve identified the areas of your business that will benefit from systemisation and improvement, our team will work with you to establish how MYOB Advanced will meet those needs and provide you with a clear scope for successful implementation.
Understanding the MYOB Advanced functions that will benefit your business
MYOB are continually enhancing and updating MYOB Advanced, and in order to obtain the most benefit for your organisation, its important to understand how the software can work for you. Our team will not only work with you to achieve a proper software implementation but will also train you on the latest updates to ensure a smooth transition into your new ERP software.
Creating a plan
A strategic plan is a crucial element in any software installation, and following a comprehensive implementation plan and timeline will allow the process to be a smooth and effective one. Acclaim will first understand your company infrastructure, and then work with you and your leadership team to ensure the plan is followed, providing maximum opportunity for your project to succeed.
Utilising your new features, tools and systems
To achieve a successful implementation of any ERP software, its critical to also understand all the software applications that your business may currently depend on. Partially integrated software utilities, outdated systems, and in-house applications built on outdated programming languages may impact your ability to obtain the full benefit of an integrated ERP system.
Therefore, it’s essential to undertake a detailed assessment of all the software utilised in your business processes including your applications, systems, and database, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the operational capability and functionality of your existing infrastructure. This will allow you to make the necessary enhancements to your current processes to ensure a successful implementation of MYOB Advanced Business software.
Building collaborative teams
A successful MYOB Advanced ERP implementation is never a one-sided undertaking. It’s a collaboration between your leadership team and ours, aiming to satisfy the requirements of various roles, often across multiple departments. Our implementation teams will help to identify and understand any bottlenecks, inefficiencies, opportunities for enhancement, and time gaps in the process.
While Acclaim focuses on the implementation procedure, your expert team can gather support from your employees, management, and vendors to engage on the supplementary processes. You may even add champions to explore specific recommendations and future improvement areas, to ensure that the existing tasks are completed on schedule and within the specified budget.