ERP Drives ROI
In the past, studies have shown a lack of success in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations. But those statistics may be out of date, according to a survey conducted by Mint Jutras and published by Ultra Consultants.
Sixty-seven percent of manufacturers and distributors responding to the survey rate their ERP implementations as successful or very successful (see chart).
Study highlights include:
- The primary reasons for success have to do with people and process, with factors including top management support and change management.
- Lack of implementation success could be due to factors such as inadequate business process re-engineering and lack of effective project planning.
- While many ERP implementations meet schedule, budget, and ROI expectations, the study shows a significant number of manufacturing and distribution companies overrate their success and leave additional attainable returns on the table.