Negotiating ERP Implementations

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This is a podcast episode titled, Negotiating ERP Implementations. The summary for this episode is: <p>ERP implementation is a difficult and lengthy process that can make or break an organization. So how does an enterprise roll out the implementation effectively and efficiently? What processes or procedures can smooth the transition from an old system to a new one? Shaun Syvertsen with ConvergentIS shares how to make the process easier and how to avoid common failure points. He emphasizes the necessity of getting high-level management involved and invested in the process. Shaun points out that their involvement is a gamechanger. With it, you typically see a successful ERP implementation. Without it, the process is sure to end in disaster. So how do you reach success? Listen to find out.</p> <h2>Outline of This Episode</h2> <ul> <li>[2:33] Shaun Syvertsen’s background</li> <li>[3:55] How to make the ERP implementation process easier</li> <li>[17:41] The nightmare situations of ERP implementations</li> <li>[26:54] Mitigate disaster with risk-management procedures</li> <li>[32:05] How to hire a third-party to aid in the implementation</li> <li>[38:35] What are the most common failure points to be aware of?</li> <li>[46:09] Connect with Shaun Syvertsen</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & People Mentioned</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.convergentis.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">ConvergentIS</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.sap.com/products/enterprise-management-erp.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SAP ERP</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Checklist-Manifesto-How-Things-Right/dp/0312430000" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Checklist Manifesto</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.canadianbusiness.com/the-last-days-of-target-canada/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Target’s failed ERP Implementation</a></li> <li>Gary Klein <a href= "https://hbr.org/2007/09/performing-a-project-premortem" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Performing a Project Premortem </a></li> </ul> <h2>Connect with Shaun Syvertsen</h2> <ul> <li>Connect on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaunsyv/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LinkedIn</a></li> <li>Follow on <a href="https://twitter.com/shaunsyv" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a></li> </ul> <h2>Connect With Mark</h2> <ul> <li>Follow Negotiations Ninja on Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/NegotiationPod" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">@NegotiationPod</a></li> <li>Connect with Mark <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/markraffan/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">on LinkedIn</a></li> <li>Follow Negotiations Ninja <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/company/negotiations-ninja-podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">on LinkedIn</a></li> <li>Connect on Instagram: <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/negotiationpod/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">@NegotiationPod</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://plinkhq.com/i/1300435924" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><strong>Subscribe to Negotiations Ninja</strong></a></p>

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ERP implementation is a difficult and lengthy process that can make or break an organization. So how does an enterprise roll out the implementation effectively and efficiently? What processes or procedures can smooth the transition from an old system to a new one? Shaun Syvertsen with ConvergentIS shares how to make the process easier and how to avoid common failure points. He emphasizes the necessity of getting high-level management involved and invested in the process. Shaun points out that their involvement is a gamechanger. With it, you typically see a successful ERP implementation. Without it, the process is sure to end in disaster. So how do you reach success? Listen to find out.

Outline of This Episode

  • [2:33] Shaun Syvertsen’s background
  • [3:55] How to make the ERP implementation process easier
  • [17:41] The nightmare situations of ERP implementations
  • [26:54] Mitigate disaster with risk-management procedures
  • [32:05] How to hire a third-party to aid in the implementation
  • [38:35] What are the most common failure points to be aware of?
  • [46:09] Connect with Shaun Syvertsen

Resources & People Mentioned

Connect with Shaun Syvertsen

Connect With Mark

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