The evolution from one site to multiple sites requires careful choices at the beginning of the project as it is expensive to fix poorly planned ERP systems.
- Data integration across sites is the top issue and should be dealt with prior to any consolidation of business processes.
- Multi-site ERP requires the input of all of IT to ensure that infrastructure and security needs of the system are met.
- Keep the final goal in mind. It’s about maximal efficiency, not complete centralization.
Most ERP systems have the same implementation challenges. These are often not recognized due to the unique manifestation at each phase of the ERP lifecycle. This solution set identifies the common challenges and helps you build a plan for avoiding them.