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Mark Emmons, Storyteller at Boomi, explains how undertaking endeavors such as the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, or manufacturing execution systems (MES) demands collective effort and extensive time investment, all while carrying substantial risks. Certainly, the rewards are significant if executed proficiently. However, failure to do so can lead to serious repercussions.
In many instances, businesses fail to grasp the full scope of these ventures as they embark on such initiatives. Take the example of upgrading an ERP - a task that arises perhaps once a decade - resulting in a high likelihood that the involved personnel lack prior experience in this domain.
When stepping into uncharted territory, how does one identify the starting point? This conundrum often leaves organizations grappling with assembling the appropriate internal team or determining the optimal junctures for engaging external vendors. Regrettably, the aspect of demonstrating benefits to end users (including employees) often remains an afterthought. Moreover, the challenge of seamlessly integrating the new system with the existing digital architecture looms large.
Read the full article from Boomi here.