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ERP Implementation Strategy:  6 Lessons from Dog Memes

ERP Implementation Strategy: 6 Lessons from Dog Memes

How to Make a Successful ERP Implementation Strategy from the Dogs’ Perspective

It’s a well-known fact that most ERP implementations are often extremely stressful. As certified ERP solution providers and implementation specialists, we have years of help growing businesses know what to expect going into an upgrade. You don’t need to trust us, just ask these dogs what they illustrate because we all know dogs are trustworthy. Here are 6 Steps of a Successful ERP Implementations as told by dog memes. Hopefully, these dogs will illustrate how our ERP consultants help take some of the stress out of your future changes and provide the information you need for a successful ERP implementation.

6 Steps to a Successful ERP Implementation Strategy

These 6 steps represent the methodology and milestones of an ERP implementation with ACC Accounting Solutions. Choosing an ERP system that meets your specific business requirements will help to facilitate a smooth implementation. However, choosing the right system is only half the battle. A well designed, strategic implementation is the key to success.

1. Discovery and Planning 

Any successful ERP implementation begins during the sales process with a thorough evaluation of requirements and an ERP selection process. It continues with post-sales planning. n internal transition occurs between the professional services consultant and project manager to discuss the scope of the upcoming implementation. The project team will be created, an initial discovery meeting and procedure review will enable the team to identify current issues and potential solutions. Your ERP consultants and your internal implementation team then meets with you in a kickoff meeting to discuss the project implementation and review your time and attendance rules and policies. Together, we create a strategic plan which will guide the rest of the project.
2. Setup, Configuration and Data Collection
Based on the kickoff meeting, ACC begins setup and configuration of your system. We host web meetings to review progress and gather additional information. After configuration is complete, ACC provides a final pre-installation meeting to review configuration, discuss employee security, and map out the plan for the post installation pilot group testing. ACC then installs the pre-configured application. Once installation is complete, ACC works with your pilot group to begin collecting data to be used for training. Data should be analyzed to determine which information should be converted and define new data that needs to be collected.
3. Training is Important - A full day of training is provided for your system administrator(s) first. Supervisor training follows next and may be broken into multiple sessions over 1-2 days per module – depending on the number of supervisors you would like to train. Typically supervisor training includes a “train-the-trainer” component to prepare managers to provide direct end-user (employee) training, but you may also choose for ACC to provide end-user training.
4. Testing - ACC tries to reduce the amount of parallel testing period required, but generally two parallel periods should be expected. The first testing period is typically for optimization of rules, security, ad policy calculations. The second (if needed), is to ensure all staff are fully trained and ready for finalization of the solution. After testing is complete, your solution is live.
5. Project Completion - Go Live & Evaluation - ACC takes pride in its implementations. We confirm we have met your business objectives, review the implementation process, and gain your feedback. We also introduce you to the customer support team that will assist you and your organization with all your support-related items going forward.\
6. Continued Support - Over time, the way users work within the new ERP system will evolve and adjustments will need to be made to the system configuration. Our award-winning support team is always available to take your call.\
If you’re ready to start your ERP journey, contact us today!
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About ACC Accounting Solutions, Inc.

We're in the business of making your business run smoother. We are the problem solvers that will allow your company to reach its fullest potential through a process of consultation, software solutions, training, and support with the goal of your overall success in mind.
ACC Accounting Solutions, Inc. (ACC) is one of America's premier sources of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions including Sage 100 and Acumatica, business management consulting as well a leading training provider of Microsoft Management Reporter and FRx. ACC services customers in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware region as well as customers nationwide.
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Another version of this blog was previously posted by ACC Accounting’s Blog on 06/19/2017 - 6 Steps to Successful ERP Implementation: As Told by Dog Memes 


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