Planning an ERP implementation

  1. Select a reliable software as a service partner
  2. Detail all duties in an activity plan
  3. Estimate working hours/man days for staffing
  4. Develop a schedule
  5. Carry out a pilot
  6. Cleanse all data and consolidate into one database as much as possible
  7. Maintain good communication along with your team
  1. Business intelligence
  2. Customer relationship management (CRM)
  3. Finance and accounting
  4. Supply chain management
  5. Human resources
  6. Mobility

Minimising implementation dangers

  1. Always choose an implementation partner with industry experience, and get references too!
  2. Get rid of outdated technology and systems. Collect all of your data in a single database with in-built BI.
  3. Make certain that you’ve the potential for cloud integration. In the digital world, companies regularly must combine systems across service areas and with customers and suppliers.
  4. Be prepared to manage change and manage it successfully! It isn’t unusual to find enterprise needs during an Odoo ERP implementation.
  5. Ensure that you’ve experienced in all locations — you’ll need training, implementation and support — many times this shall be from a mixture of software distributors, management, consultants and your software as a service partner.

Avoiding extra costs

  • Focus on managing your total costs of ownership (TCO) and advantages — this can assist minimise bills whereas maximising the return.
  • Work with the enterprise direction in thoughts. Do not really feel pressured to alter your working model to suit the brand new software — making pointless process changes can result in higher implementation and working prices.
  • Focus on enterprise processes which are routine and create worth to your company, e.g. onboarding new purchasers, managing customer services and orders, including new merchandise, etc.
  • Limit customisation to cut back prices. Instead, take advantage of a configurable user interface (e.g. BI, workflows, mobile capabilities, dashboards etc.). This will let you make cost-effective modifications and streamline processes throughout departments.
  • Use a safe cloud solution to avoid data breaches and hacks. This requires you to first make sure that your software as a service partner offers a variety of safe software deployment choices.

An Odoo ERP system has been implemented — is the project done?

Author's Bio: 

Business solution-centric Odoo Consultant and IT professional with about 11+ years of experience spanning Odoo delivery, Sales, pre-sales, Odoo product development, Odoo business consulting, outsourcing & ADM services in leadership positions.

• Has headed Practices for Enterprise Solutions ( SAP, Baan & Odoo )

• Experience across domains likeSales and Marketing, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Chemical, Automotive maped to Odoo

• Extensive experience in large program delivery & business process transformation consulting (Odoo Consultant) for multiple programs

• Demonstrated experience in designing new product & service offerings and executing global Go-To-Market strategies for new offerings for new market penetration

• Proven leadership skills with balanced focus on people, processes & technology

• Pioneered the use of ERP systems in various Processing Industry

• Worked as Process Heads of Marketing, Sales, Purchase, HR, ERP Project deliveries and also worked as Business Heads for many companies like IBM, JKT, Denave India, FCS and presently at Apagen