During the implementation
The next stage in the implementation of an ERP solution consists of the implementation itself.
This is where your ERP solution needs to be integrated and implemented within the company itself, and become part of the many business processes that take place every day. In this phase, work will especially be done on migrating data from the company's previous systems into the new ERP system.
This is not something you do in a single day.
It takes a long time for all data to be collected and successfully migrated into the new system. This part of the task can be seen as a completely separate project. A prerequisite for this to be a success is that on the one hand you continuously test the new system and that you as a company have well-defined rules and procedures for data management.
It is also important to have clear guidelines in place for this after the ERP implementation is over.
In this phase you will have a lot of contact with your ERP consultant. A wide range of unforeseen challenges can arise here that need to be addressed.
In order to make this phase as easy to handle as possible, it is important to establish contacts between your company and ERP provider in advance and thus establish a process for ongoing status meetings so that all parties contribute to a successful cooperation.
It is particularly important that, as a company, you continue to have a dialogue with your management and, above all, ensure their support.