7 ERP failure analogies

ERP implementations sometimes feel like pulling teeth. Keeping alive this spirit of suffering, the ERP and More!

7 ERP failure analogies

ERP implementations sometimes feel like pulling teeth. Keeping alive this spirit of suffering, the ERP and More! blog has assembled a list of seven analogies for ERP.

Truth be told, I suspect the dude has a bit too much time on his hands, but here you go:

  1. The implementation will be like open heart surgery while the patient is still alive and working.
  2. An ERP implementation is like the corporate equivalent of a brain transplant.
  3. I think of ERP implementations like mountain climbing: No two are the same.
  4. ERP is like my marriage…In good times and in bad, in sickness and in health…
  5. ERP implementation is like a warfare, make it quick and fast, don’t drag too long.
  6. ERP implementation is like a soccer team, where the coach, physiotherapist and substitutes have roles that are equal to those of the players themselves (explaining the role of top management).
  7. An ERP implementation is like a 9 month root canal.

If you've been through a difficult implementation, you'll relate to some of these. If not...well, just be thankful.

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