6 Steps to Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation Success

6 Steps to Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation Success


Like a civil engineering endeavor or sizable construction project, implementing an enterprise-wide application like an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help run your business is a costly and complex process. And just as would be the case with any significant undertaking, success is not a given. A certain amount of planning, discipline and wisdom are required to complete implementation in a timely manner and to make sure that the new enterprise system put into place meets the requirements of your business.

Implementing an enterprise application like an enterprise resources planning (ERP) contact relationship management (CRM) or enterprise asset management (EAM) is almost as complex as undertaking a civil engineering or major construction project. Here are six simple steps to take in order to manage that complexity and achieve your corporate goals.


Michael Hawksworth President and CEO, MSS Technologies, Inc. Michael Hawksworth brings over 28 years of experience providing clients with information systems consulting services as the Chief Executive Officer at MSS Technologies, Inc. He was co-founder and President of Micon, Inc., started in 1986. Micon, Inc. provided information systems services to the electric and gas utility industry. Under his direction, Micon, Inc. grew to an Inc. 500 company in 1991. MSS Technologies was spun-off from Micon in June 1992 with Mr. Hawksworth as President, becoming an independent and separate entity focused on providing cost effective business application solutions, including ERP implementations, to mid-market companies. Michael started his information systems consulting career with Arthur Andersen & Co.’s Management Information Consulting Division, now Accenture, after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University in 1979.
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