Avoiding ERP failures – Key considerations

How to Avoid Odoo Implementation and Odoo Integration Failure:

Successful Odoo implementation & Odoo Integration offers fruitful result to an organization.

There are various challenges that come in path while adopting new ERP software (lets say Odoo) in a business and it is a team effort of employees, project managers, Vendor, key people that make (ERP software) Odoo Implementation and Odoo Integration successful. Being in discussion with our team we felt to showcase those points to our readers just to ensure this piece of article will act to avoid basic mistakes during the planning of Odoo implementation or even Odoo Integration. Why Odoo Implementation fails in an organization?


Why Odoo Integration fails in an organisation?

We have broadly classified these 6 key goals which are as follows: • On-time Odoo Implementation and Odoo Integration • On- or under-budget Odoo Implementation costs & Odoo Intrgration costs • Minimal disruption to business operations • Improved organizational efficiency • Reduced operating costs • Increased sales or revenue We agree on almost every points but would like to shed more light on On-time Odoo Implementation and Odoo Integration

As per our experience we have always said that “Odoo Implementation & Odoo Integration is not successful if you put the project completely on the ERP vendor”.

It is your team who work together with the technical and functional experts to make the Odoo Implementation and Odoo Integration successful.

Further timeline stretch for an Odoo implementation and Odoo Integration can increase your project cost as well as the expectations.

On time delivery of the project can only happen if the organization freeze its requirements properly without new changes in the mid of ERP development.

One of the crutial aspect of the failure is because of the ERP software itself. From the above point, it is clear that it is just the vendor experience, resource allocation, requirements documentation, methodology and so on . . .

Most Common Reasons for Odoo Implementation and Odoo Integration Failure

Few common reasons for Odoo implementation and Odoo Integration failure based on the research by Bassam Infotech was:

  • Insufficient efficiency
  • Poor change management
  • Consultant issue
  • Poor governance
  • Vendor issues
  • Behind schedule
  • Over budget
  • Buggy software
  • Shareholder revolt
  • Economic issue

From the above the most common reason for ERP failure is poor change management.

At Bassam Infotech we always discuss with our clients.

They say “Odoo implementationor Odoo Integration is not successful, not when the vendor complete the development, It is when an Organization start using it”.

And one of the major areas of concern is the poor change management including poor training and understanding the capability of the tool.

Odoo the business software is crafted based on High-level management advice and not keeping up lower level of employees who are the actual users in discussion during ERP planning and requirement gathering.

Best Practices for Avoiding Odoo Implementation and Odoo Integration Failure

There are many important points covered by us which offers best practices for ERP failures we would like to shed light on few of the practices that can be important.

Make sure that the lower level of employees are properly trained with the new Odoo system.

ERP is not one day or one month job, based on the requirements ERP implementations even may take years.

Also, create a realistic project plan and timelines to ensure things are moving properly Involving your IT team which will make sure things are moving quite fast as we always said that the success of any Odoo Implementation or Odoo Integration comes from the effort of the ERP vendor as well as the client.

Before selecting any ERP solution get clear on your goals on what you need.

Don’t add extra requirements which are of no use in the initial phases of the Odoo development as it will just increase the price and timelines of the project.

If you are a small business owner, you can take advantage of one of the leading Open source business software that comes with variety of modules that can be implemented for your small business.

Odoo – formerly known as OpenERP is a web-based business application that helps you to manage sales, CRM, warehouse, Accounting and if you fall into specific vertical or industry you can implement specific modules that can be chosen online from the community.

Odoo implementation and Odoo Integration for small and mid-sized business is cost-effective and requires very less time.

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