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5 Common Rubber and Plastic ERP Implementation Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

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Selecting and implementing is not easy, there are many places where you can make a small mistake that can lead to major consequenses. Learn how to avoid the most common rubber and plastic ERP mistakes in this slide deck.

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5 Common Rubber and Plastic ERP Implementation Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

  1. 1. www.e2benterprise.comwww.e2benterprise.com 5 Common Rubber and Plastic Manufacturing ERP Implementation Mistakes (and how to avoid them)
  2. 2. www.e2benterprise.com The successful implementation of rubber and plastic manufacturing ERP software can help improve many areas of your business. But first you must successfully choose and implement the system best suited to your business needs. Failure to do so can result in serious financial and operational losses.
  3. 3. www.e2benterprise.com Here are 5 of the most common mistakes made when implementing rubber & plastic manufacturing ERP so you can avoid them.
  4. 4. www.e2benterprise.com 1. Poor Planning & Selection The first (and possibly most common) mistake plastic manufacturers make when selecting and implementing ERP software is failing to adequately plan and prepar.
  5. 5. www.e2benterprise.com Always be sure to have an extensive list of process and technical requirements and break out those features in the system you NEED vs. those that would just be nice to have. This will help you narrow your options late on.
  6. 6. www.e2benterprise.com 2. Lack of Executive Buy-In Often, ERP implementation is viewed as strictly an IT project, and input from top management is not explored. Before implementing ERP software, make sure you have the support and input from: • Executives • Managers • IT department Don’t forget to ask other key employees from throughout the company to ensure the system meets all of their requirements.
  7. 7. www.e2benterprise.com 3.Inaccurate Plan for Time & Cost Be careful during planning that you are making a realistic time line and budget for your ERP project. Many times companies forget to include the time and price for things like: - Data migration - Testing - Bug fixes - Training - Etc.
  8. 8. www.e2benterprise.com 4. Insufficient Training The ERP training process can be a long and tedious one, but it is necessary for successful implementation. Without proper training your implementation can fail when end-users either: (a) Do not use the software because they do not know how. (b) Use the software, but use it incorrectly. Avoid this problem by talking with your ERP consultant or vendor about your training options and be sure you don’t skip over or rush through this vital step!
  9. 9. www.e2benterprise.com 5. Excessive Customization Another common mistake is selecting a system that requires significant customizations. This will not only prolong the project, but increase the expense and make future modifications and updates difficult. Avoid this problem by choosing the right System to begin with. This tool can help 
  10. 10. www.e2benterprise.com Doing More Research? This was a high-level overview of how to select and implement the right system for your business. There is a lot more to talk about. We have much more in our ERP resource library including white papers, videos, ERP evaluation templates, and more. Click below or visit www.e2benterprise.com to learn more.
  11. 11. www.e2benterprise.com Have Questions? We can help! We are ERP software resellers & developers with a team of consultants standing by to answer any questions you may have. www.e2benterprise.com 440.352.4700

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