ERP Implementation Roles & Responsibilities: How to Build Your Team

    By Jack Shannon on 8/27/22 10:00 AM

     

    Teamwork in ERP implementation

    Implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be a humbling challenge for any company. Four critical factors will determine the success of your new ERP implementation:

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    Types of ERP Consultants and Their Roles

    By Tim O'Brien on 7/6/22 10:00 AM

    There are four types of ERP consultants on the Visual South team

    The types of consultants are: project managers, manufacturing consultants, finance consultants, and technical consultants. All of these individuals are typically engaged in a new implementation and used for varying consulting and technical efforts. There are a select number of consultants who are versed on the three primary areas of manufacturing, finance, and technology; we are proud to have these rare talents on the Visual South Professional Services Team. Please remember that the team helping you implement the software is just as important as the software itself . Our consultants exist to coach you on how to successfully use the application.

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    How to Measure and Improve Your Manufacturing Process Control

    By Bryan Foshee on 5/18/22 10:00 AM

    Choose the right tools

    At Visual South, we have decades of experience implementing ERP software. I personally have been with Visual South for 20 years, and spend a lot of time working with manufacturing companies. Some of our customers are looking to get the most out of their Infor ERP, while others don’t have a solution and need help evaluating which ERP platform is the best fit for their company. Regardless of where they’re at in their ERP journey, I have found that just about all of these companies are working to have better manufacturing process control. How they do that is highly dependent on the tools they use to manage their business.

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    Implementing ERP: Our 25 Best Tips

    By Bryan Foshee on 4/27/22 8:55 AM

    Lessons Learned

    An ERP implementation is a big undertaking for any size of company. Visual South has been implementing ERP in manufacturing companies for close to 30 years, so we know how much of an effort it requires. Over that period of time, we have learned a lot of lessons, and developed a methodical process that puts our customers in position to succeed with their implementations. We have an exhaustive list of blogs on the topic of implementing ERP, but I have summarized our top 25 tips for success (in no particular order) below:

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    What is the ERP Implementation Project Manager Responsible For?

    By Bryan Foshee on 3/30/22 4:30 PM

    ERP implementations need a leader

    For any project to be successful, it requires a leader, and an ERP implementation is no different.  Projects involve people who take on roles, responsibilities, tasks, and decisions. They are a true team, and everyone’s actions (or inactions) affect the team and project. The ERP Project Manager (or ERP Implementation Manager) is the leader of this team, and is ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the implementation.

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    How to Implement an ERP System Step-by-Step

    By Jack Shannon on 3/30/22 4:18 PM

    Searching for ERP

    In my years of working with companies looking for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, there is usually a lot of emphasis placed on buying the right system along with declarations on how the new system is going to help run the business better. Other companies have achieved this, your company can also.

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    ERP Implementation Timeline & Project Plan

    By Nick Mendolia on 2/28/22 12:28 PM

    There’s a method to ERP implementation timelines

    Creating an ERP implementation timeline can be a difficult process. There is no standard template that will magically fit all projects, as every one is unique. No two businesses, even in the exact same industrial segment, are alike. Each has a different scope, team, and availability. However, what’s typically the same for just about all small to medium-sized ERP implementations are the core phases and tasks to get from purchasing your new solution, to going live with it, and beyond. This blog will discuss Visual South’s methodology for an ERP implementation project plan.

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    CSI Implementation – Infor Changed the Game

    By Jack Shannon on 1/26/22 10:00 AM

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    Infor Implementation Methodology

    By Bryan Foshee on 1/19/22 10:00 AM

    Some background before we begin

    An ERP implementation is not something that manufacturing companies do all the time, which is why they typically need another company to help guide them through the process. There are a lot of moving parts in an implementation, not to mention a ton of work, plenty of risk, and a million decisions to be made!

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    5 Characteristics of Successful ERP Implementations

    By Nick Mendolia on 9/27/21 1:00 PM

    How do you measure success in ERP implementations?

    Simply surviving an implementation and going live on your new solution is not enough. A true ERP implementation success means that all objectives originally defined in the scope of the project were met and exceeded.

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