Erp Implementation Life Cycle's Stages

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Implementation Life cycle

The ERP implementation life cycle consist of;
 Pre evaluation Screening
 Package evaluation
 Project planning phase
 Gap Analysis
 Reengineering
 Configuration
 Implementation team Training
 Testing
 Going Live
 End-User Training
 Post Implementation

Pre-evaluation Screenings
In order to develop a new ERP package the available packages should be evaluated before coming to the solution But this pre evaluation should be done with a chosen number of packages since there are hundreds of packages and vendors are available In this stage packages that are not suitable for the company’s business process should be eliminated and only the identified necessary ERP s should be studied extensively using brochures,
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Implementation Team Training

At the same time where the configuration takes place main users who are part of the implementation team should act as process owners and will therefore require classroom training as well as on-the-job training by the consultants. They are required to understand fully how the process will be driven by ERP, how to implement ERP, how it is going to impact other business processes and how to handle issues when the consultants leave. Key users should then be used to train end-users in their respective areas. Implementation team should consider people with right attitude to change, learnable and passionate about use technology.

Testing
Before going live, it is necessary to test the entire system using real data and results should be checked thoroughly to ensure full compliance of desired results. In this phase it is tested system overloads, multiple users logging at the same time with same query, invalid entering of date, hackers access to restricted area, etc...

End-User Training
Actual users of the ERP system is identified by inspecting their current skills and given a training on how to use the system and also given a better understanding about the impact of their actions. Then they are divided in

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