A majority of companies buying ERP do not understand the true potential of an ERP project and the internal project controls needed to reach this potential—and ERP implementer’s services are designed and delivered to accommodate these ERP buyers and their limitations.
In our over 1900 ERP related projects since 1996 we have observed implementation issues and ideas, and typical implementation practices. The paradigm described above materially affects well over 90% of the projects we see or hear about. And this negative paradigm would not be recognized by most ERP implementers—as it is the norm and the culture.
Starting in 2004 Engleman Associates, Inc. developed the concept for a different implementation control approach—and the current day version of this approach is described in the white paper available on this web page. More specifically this white paper provides information on:
“The disappointing reality is that a majority of ERP implementation fall well short of true project potential. I believe this white paper presents a key strategy to avoid mediocre results.”
College of Business,
Stony Brook University
It took about four years to stabilize this ERP implementation process as it was significantly different from what nearly all ERP implementers offered. Today we have solid success stories—which is the basis for this white paper. We hope you find this paper thought-provoking.