Reversing the trend
Many organizations try to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) to improve their business flow. However, many ERP implementation projects take longer than expected and often exceed budget. This article overviews three steps to ensure that ERP implementation projects align with organizational strategy. In doing so, it identifies causes of failure and highlights how project managers should address executive stakeholders. It then lists six features that support a successful ERP project. The article concludes by detailing a three-step process that can support the alignment between strategy and project execution.