Risk Reduction for ERP Implementation and Configuration

Risk Reduction – what does that mean?

Risks inherent with migration, implementation and configuration of ERP Systems

  • Inadequate or incomplete ERP System Migration Plan (vague roadmap)
  • User needs and business expectations not clearly identified – clear cut solutions not laid out in detail
  • System failures caused by inadequately tested module integration and critical workflows
  • Improperly identified user interaction and module integration points
  • Business needs poorly prioritized for order of module implementation
  • Complicated implementation generates grief and unhappiness across teams
  • Data loss/data corruption due to inadequate data migration plan

How does the risk reduction program work?

One – identify all high risk areas within the application, modules and system

Two – create ‘what if’ scenarios for all high-risk features, modules and integration points

Three – convert all ‘what if’ scenarios into use cases for implementation or migration team

Four – prioritize all scenarios/use cases utilizing probability versus impact process

Five – feed high risk scenarios/use cases directly into implementation/migration plan and test plan

Six – keep entire project team tightly focused on high-risk plans and tasks until release

Seven – update implementation documentation for ongoing team training and process

Note: All Steps apply to Integration/Configuration, Migration/Configuration projects

Advantu Risk Reduction Program Benefits 

  • Significantly reduced Time To Project Completion
  • Measurably improved reliability
  • Increased profits and revenue via higher adoption rates
  • Predictable forecast accuracy and delivery dates
  • Increased confidence with new ERP system rollout at project launch
  • Early risk detection prevents escalating costs and impact on deliverables
  • Improved user experience and satisfaction with your implementation

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