According to Gartner, “more than 75% of all ERP implementation projects fail due to a lack of industry knowledge, clarity of cost, time scale, functionality, training, and resource issues.”
Implementing the NetSuite system is quite a complex process, as it involves lots of steps to deliver the best results. Fortunately for you, you’ve found MIBAR, and we can help guide you through the process. Here are six things that you need to fix your NetSuite implementation:
1. Fixing all the bad data before the NetSuite implementation
If your data is disorganized, you’ll face many issues migrating the data into the NetSuite system. Bad data can result in two major problems: data management that’s disorganized and data integrity that’s diminished or unusable. Hence, it’s important to clean up and organize your data before importing it into your NetSuite system and follow all good data management practices once implementation is complete.
2. Migrating and integrating too many systems
When planning to implement data into your NetSuite system, don’t rush into migrating and integrating everything. Try to think hard and migrate the data that is necessary and required. If you look deeper, you’ll find that there’s only a fraction of the overall data that you’ll need to move over to the NetSuite system. Diving deeper and sorting out the crucial data will take a lot of time and energy. And the same goes for integration. It’s better to talk with your team members and discuss what you need now and what you’ll require in the future. It’s no use to spend energy and time on something that’s not required soon. Thus, it’s advised only to integrate crucial information that will be useful in the future when you’re first getting started. The rest can come later.
3. Taking into account how many people you need to complete the work
While implementing NetSuite into your system, it’s important to see how many people you need to complete the task. Here, your company’s cultural differences and employees’ skills matter, so don’t downplay any of these, as ignoring these components can cause a rise in conflict. Both the IT team and your non-tech employees should work together to complete the process. Working together towards one goal creates harmony and alignment among team members.
Prompt them to work together, and don’t wait for your IT team members to engage with the end-users at the last minute. Working together from the start is essential to implementing the system properly. Make them familiar with what’s happening and why, and encourage them to give their feedback on it. This reduces the risk of developing something that supports the work and accounts for the responsibilities or expectations of the people who are accountable for using the product.
In this case, you can take advantage of NetSuite training. NetSuite provides proper, quality preparation; a proper training approach begins before the project even starts.
4. Selecting the right NetSuite implementation partner
Choosing the right NetSuite implementation partner is equally as important as choosing the right software for your company. Hence, you’ll have to make sure to pick up a reliable, knowledgeable, and experienced NetSuite ERP partner. A good NetSuite partner should:
- Be familiar with your industry
- Give you the honest feedback
- Solve your problems
- Leverages the software’s features to their maximum potential
Deciding on the right partner is highly important as ERP implementation in your industry will be different from other industries. Thus, the experience factor plays an important role in proving a profitable factor for you.
5. Following the right implementation approach
NetSuite ERP implementation is similar to other projects where you have to follow the proper planning, strategies, and thought-out information. This can include different steps involving data migration, identifying the needs, resource allocation, infrastructural change, and so on.
This cannot be done in one phase; it needs a proper implementation plan and your team should follow it properly to ensure you achieve your goals.
6. Customizing things over the top
Sometimes, companies want some specific features that can be supported in any new software and program. But this often does more bad than good. Making changes or re-engineering features more than required can cause trouble. We are not saying you shouldn’t develop the software according to your requirements, but don’t go over the top. Try to leave some things as-is and see where features can be easily configured and customized.
MIBAR Can Help
The MIBAR/NetSuite partnership has built a platform for success that can help you to supercharge your business. If you already own NetSuite, and not getting the attention or results you deserve – or you are considering making a move to NetSuite, talk with us today and let’s find out together if MIBAR can help you realize your goals, like we have done for so many businesses just like yours.