The study phase
Often overlooked, the study phase is the most important step for the success of your project but also the riskiest. Here are our software implementation steps.
1. State of play
This step is primarily awareness. It allows you to identify the problems and the uses to which your future ERP will have to adapt.
The State of affairs answered questions “-what our solution knows meet the challenges tomorrow?”, “what are the positions on which productivity is declining,” “of duplicates information, tasks, or software functionality. do they exist? “…
2 appoint a referring team
The project must be monitored by a team of 2 to 3 employees of the company and their roles should be defined clearly. They will be the guarantor of the coherence of your project.
3. set his need
Your ERP project needs to have a clear scope. To do this, you must write a specification on which rest the providers you selected to offer you the best solution.
It is written by your ERP team or an external consulting firm, this document must list your needs, requirements and measurable targets for this project.
> At the end of this step, your team has produced a specification
Choice of solution
The selection of a solution’re hired you for the entire life of your ERP. Beware do not succumb to the siren song!
1 choice of an integrator and solution
Whether you choose an integrator on the basis of a solution or the reverse, here are some things to check:
-good financial health of your Integrator and the Publisher of your solution
-your Integrator references in your field of activity
-good understanding of your business and your needs
-the technologies used and the upgrade of the solution
-the ability to manage and drive strategic projects
2 choice of the mode of deployment
The mode of deployment is crucial. Do you want a software that is accessible only on the desktops of your employees or via an external connection (cloud computing)? You have four options:
-On-premise: typical installation within the company
-private Cloud: installation of an application that is accessed remotely on own servers in a data center
-Cloud public: accommodation shared an application accessed remotely on third-party servers
-hybrid Cloud: installation of an application that is accessed remotely both on own and third party servers
> This step is concluded by the signing of a contract with your Integrator
The deployment is the deployment of your ERP software and its installation.
1. update of the infrastructure
During setup of your ERP software, some hardware updates may be anticipated. A server will be useful to host data from your ERP, and similarly, your fleet will be re-evaluated. Install a high-performance ERP on antediluvian positions will affect the performance of your tool. If your integrated ERP of mobility features, it would be good to equip your mobile workers of mobile media.
Far from being the last step in the installation of your ERP, deployment is available for all of your tool.
3. tests and settings
After the deployment, your ERP team need to centralize the feedback from users of the Les to resolve any errors and to test the custom items.
> Congratulations, your ERP is available to your users
Once installed, your ERP software continues to evolve.
1. training of users
Training your users is an essential step to ensure that your ERP software is well integrated in internal and correctly used.
2 Evolution and addition of modules
With an average life expectancy of 10 years, your ERP will experience changes and additions of modules throughout its use. It will also have to integrate new technologies like collaborative tools, mobility etc.
3. update of ERP
New versions of your ERP and corrective and evolutionary updates will be offered regularly by your Publisher and/or Integrator. These updates allow you to maintain an effective system and to access new features.
Try to bring your objectives during the study of the results of your ERP phase after a few months of use. These data will allow you to evaluate your solution, but also the conduct of this project.
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