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Why ERP Solutions Fail in the Philippines (or Anywhere)

Eeman Bulotano
September 27, 2020
Why ERP Solutions Fail in the Philippines (or Anywhere)

Let's take a look at some of the usual reasons why ERP implementations fail. (Yikes) 😥

It is actually kinda costly and time-consuming to pick and locate an ERP for your business use. But it’s good to try and prevent all the usual errors and remain a bit more positive. Damages from failed implementations are highly critical. While some are not fortunate and even go bankrupt trying to implement ERPs, other businesses survive.

Implementation deficiencies in ERPs arise due to reasons ranging from selecting the wrong implementation strategy to the lack of employee engagement. The ones who truly use the program. Let’s take a glimpse of them:

Usual ERP Implementation Challenges


1. The Method

The method of implementation significantly influences the speed of implementation. In developed businesses, where the business process is complicated, taking the Waterfall method can be risky enough to create the whole project drop.

2. Miscommunication

You initially review your company objectives and guidelines with ERP consultants. Two months later, you remember that you have actually failed to mention extremely relevant matters. Which is reallllllyyy scary 😱. If you forgot to say anything as relevant because of the distance between business units, a large part of the implementation of the ERP adjusts. This has a high probability of delaying implementation and could fail. So that’s why design-thinking sessions are particularly useful to define your concerns first before we add something.

3. Lack of Resources

After identifying the fit and goals, you’re almost able to execute. But later on, you notice that there aren’t enough people in operations to help with the implementation tasks or even the accounting or HR department 😢 doesn’t feel like working collaboratively in the new implementation. That’s why we need to ensure you have well-meaning people with you how to introduce the digital solutions.

4. Being stuck with customization

As every company is exclusive and has its own specifications, customizations are unavoidable. But knowing when we need them, or when we don’t, is very important. It would just make the project extend longer and longer by attempting to fill any small business void with more customizations. Possibly causing the go-live date much further. Costing for all project members.

5. Data Migration

Imagine launching your ERP without your data prepared. Worse, it’s screwed up with things like duplicate and incomplete entries. Whether or not the data is prepared. Implementation is once again postponed since we lack the data and this one really sucks because getting the details ready for migration will take anything from weeks to months. Preparing data is always an important move, but it seems to be overlooked by various businesses.

6. Cost Cost Cost

And even after going through all the operational and technical hurdles of implementing your ERP. It all boils down to one thing, especially for growing businesses: Cost. Usually instead of maximizing the full features of an ERP service, companies don’t have access to all the modules because of additional costs or sometimes they only give access to a few users because of the same reason. These things eventually defeat the purpose of having an ERP in the first place.

Source: ERPNext Blog

And this is when it comes to human solutions. Attempting to work hard for you in order to make sure you get where you want to go. Let your company be managed and tracked at any time and anywhere. Making you make the data-driven choices you need to accomplish your goal.

Let’s hope, with that, you could let us help you. We provide affordable, accessible, and attentive ERP Solutions Services to help you kickstart your digital transformation. You can even get started free for 1 month. Yeah. Free. No strings attached. Just drop us a message. 

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Eeman Bulotano

Founder and Chief Digital Officer. Full Stack CX Design and Development. Digital Experience Professional. Business Development / Design. Branding. Beat Making.

By: Eeman Bulotano

Founder and Chief Digital Officer. Full Stack CX Design and Development. Digital Experience Professional. Business Development / Design. Branding. Beat Making.

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