ERP Journey Archives: Tales of an ERP system implementation

For 20 months , CIO Les Johnson chronicled for CIO Decisions magazine the highs and lows of an ERP system implementation. Johnson starts with whittling 22 vendors down to three, and finishes with reflections on the project after it's launched:


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ERP Project Journey Kicks Off for One CIO

 In Search of the Truth About ERP Vendors

 Time to Choose an ERP Vendor

 Negotiating More Than 'Bare Necessities' in ERP Contract

 Preparing for ERP Project Takeoff, One Bang at a Time

 Information Capture That Sticks -- Unlike Silly Putty

 Thwarting the ERP System Rumor Mill, Communicating Change

 How to Prepare for a Smooth Launch of an ERP Product

 Like an Ill-Fitting Tuxedo, ERP System Needs Tailoring

 Our ERP Project Missteps Teach Us to Assume Nothing

 How Activity Triggers, Workflow Tools and Dashboards Factor Into ERP

 ERP Project User Groups: Labs for Problem Solving

 How Our ERP Consultants Led Us in the Right Direction

 Changes Fray Team's Nerves Before ERP System Launches

 The Run-Through Before the ERP Implementation Goes Live

 Phase One of the ERP Conversion Ends; Team Makes the Leap

 Branching Out: Remote Offices Start to Plug In

 New ERP System Continues Our Customer-Driven Legacy

 Setting Sail Aboard a Ship of ERP Vendor Goodwill

 Atop the Peak of ERP Integration, North Coast Looks Back

This was first published in January 2008

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