Captivea's Expert Guidance for a Successful ERP Project: Step-by-Step Approach
What is an ERP project?
An ERP project brings together all the actions aimed at putting into production the management software of the company's choice to ensure the management and coordination of its activities. It is therefore a real project management process that aims to deploy an ERP software, which can be different according to the needs of a company. It is therefore necessary to find the appropriate software that can meet the expectations and specific needs of a company. This is a very important project because ERP software is a key element in the management of a company, whatever its size or sector. But it is also a long-term project because a company keeps an ERP software for 8 to 10 years on average. It is therefore necessary to take particular care in the good management of this project which can meet many needs of a company.
What are the steps to follow ?
Before deploying the software
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2. Choice of ERP software/Choice of applications to use
A major step because the choice of the ERP software, but also of the applications to use in this software (according to the sector, the needs, ...), is of course essential in the ERP project. Select the ERP software that meets your needs.
To set up the software in the best possible way, it is necessary to define the planning of the deployment. Thus, a provisional schedule will be established. It’s during this step that the ROI (return on investment) will be calculated to be the best possible.
During the deployment of the software
4. Configuration and customization
The configuration and customization are the most important step. We take care of setting up the software so that it performs as well as possible for your company. We adapt the ERP software system to your specific needs and requirements. The software will be tested in production, and then validated or not by the customer, so that you agree with our settings.
5. Data transfer
We take over your data and your documents to transfer them into the ERP software so that it is directly operational.
6. Training and start-up
We will be there to train you on each ERP module you have chosen. We will assist you in the start-up of the software to help your employees who will work with this new software for example.
Continuously after the deployment of the software
We maintain your ERP software in working order throughout its use and assist you in case of problems.