Beckway Insights: Achieving ERP Implementation Success

The Power of Proper Governance

Did you know that 55% to 75% of ERP projects fail to meet the objectives established? Change management and proper governance are the keys to turning the tide. The following steps are critical success predictors in your ERP implementation journey.

Proper Governance from the Start:

When engaging a system integrator, ensure they demonstrate a clear understanding of your business’s current state. Establish alignment with process owners, validating accuracy. Comprehensive end-to-end documentation, including Procure-to-pay, quote-to-cash, pick, pack and ship, and record and report, sets the foundation. Validating data accuracy is essential. Address any inaccuracies upfront to secure a smooth project launch.

Key Attributes of Effective Governance:

To establish a single source of truth, identify reporting requirements that enable your business. Can you validate the one source of truth today? If not, develop a plan to compare master data and accounting data during the test cycle. Prioritize financial controls and optimize operational costs before project initiation.

Proper Test Planning:

Identify process scope changes and associated data requirements. Determine if controls and automation should be applied to core processes. The system integrator is responsible for QA testing and certifying functional testing with traceability. Validation testing runs end-to-end processes, such as warehouse and procure-to-pay. User Acceptance Testing (UAT) ensures configuration alignment.

Are you ready to transform your ERP implementation? Connect with us to explore how proper governance can drive your project’s success. Reach out to Beckway’s ERP implementation expert, Chip Hyman, at for more information.