While Dynamics AX is a complete system that can help your business gain a competitive edge, it is important to note that steps need to be taken to ensure the implementation process goes as smooth as possible. Software implementations can be a risky undertaking and many factors can lead to success or failure. Here are some great tips to consider when implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX:
1. Assign a Team Leader
With any major implementation, or change in business processes, it is vital that a business appoints a team leader to the project. This person should understand your business thoroughly – including pain points of current systems and the benefits of the new system. This leader should fully comprehend all business processes and what is expected of the adoption of Dynamics AX.
2. Create a Dedicated Group
A leader is nothing without a great team. Management should not only assign a team leader, but also form a team of individuals that are fully committed to the project. These employees should be focused on a successful implementation process and work to provide everyone involved a better experience.
3. Empower Your Team
It is important to empower your team – and ensure they have the resources needed to carry out this project and make timely decisions. If the team assigned to helping implement Microsoft Dynamics AX believes in the benefits of the project, this will ultimately filter down to all employees.
4. Engage a TRUE partner
When choosing a partner to work with during the implementation process, it is absolutely necessary to choose consultants that work with you. zedIT works with you to understand your unique business processes. Our consultants have broad industry experience and the proven ability to implement enterprise wide solutions. Read about our consultants here.
5. Innovate – Don’t Replicate
Adopting an Enterprise Resource Planning Solution is a great time to review what your current processes are, and figure out how you can improve your information flow and data reporting.
6. Engage Your Users Early
Involve your employees in the process and get them to familiarize themselves early with Microsoft Dynamics AX. Helping your employees better understand how to use the system will ultimately lead to better buy in.
7. Set Realistic Goals and Create a Timetable
Make sure you set realistic goals of what you want Microsoft Dynamics AX to accomplish. In conjunction with these goals, you should create a timetable of your goals and the various stages of the implementation process – assigning resources to trouble processes early on
8. Set Weekly Progress Meetings
Weekly progress meetings should be put in place to discuss assignments, implementation progress, resourcing and accountability. Keeping everyone informed on the process to date and next steps is important for morale and success.
Any ERP software implementation will encounter bumps in the road, and takes the dedication of all involved to ensure success of the project. Considering these steps will greatly reduce the level of risk and increase the level of buy in and commitment from your entire company.
To find out more about Microsoft Dynamics AX and zedIT as an ERP partner, contact us and check out our live demo, and see first-hand how Microsoft Dynamics AX can help transform your business.