Epicor Implementation requires a team that has extensive knowledge of all the applications versions. The team also has to understand upper management’s vision in order to have a successful installation.
Just hearing that term ” Epicor Implementation” may frighten internal team members. Clients First’s consultants are experienced with Epicor and focus just on that product. Just because a consultant might be familiar with a different ERP solution doesn’t mean they are experienced enough to know the unique requirements for an Epicor setup. Epicor has extensive Epicor certification programs that require our Epicor consulting team to spend countless hours studying, followed by taking dozens of exams. So choosing the right Epicor implementer is critical to projects success.
Every Epicor Implementation has unique requirements. Clients First has an experienced team of systems engineers who understand how to properly size servers and other related equipment correctly. We all know that as software gets more sophisticated and powerful, it demands better hardware to maintain top performance so this is one area not to cut corners on.
Epicor Implementation – Training Bootcamp
We also offer a ‘boot camp’ training with the Epicor Implementation Team. This is key so they can combine their current business processes with the standard functionality of Epicor. Don’t try and force all your current ways of doing business on Epicor. In most cases Epicor will have an out of the box way to accomplish the same thing either as well or even better. The less you customize your solution, the easier it is to support Epicor and to upgrade Epicor.
Be realistic about converting existing data. You can always keep the old system around for lookups or print key detailed reports to PDF files and put them out on a shared network drive.
Epicor Implementation can change the way a company does business. The methodology by which thing get down will change. Work responsibilities may even get shuffled. The sooner the whole organization understands this change coming, the faster folks will stop fighting the new system and start appreciating the improvements it will bring. You will have to overcome the ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it’ complaint.
Epicor Implementation means a true installation of the solution in a way that improves productivity of your organization. If the goal of implementing Epicor is to just replace the old ERP solution but do everything the same way, then you haven’t achieved any increase in value.
We get calls and emails regularly to help out with a company’s Epicor Implementation. Although there is often ‘two sides to every story’ we often find a few common elements with failed implementations. Some of these include: the client doesn’t prepare for and dedicate enough time to the project and their ‘day job’, lack of a project manager for both the Epicor Implementation company (VAR) and the client, lack of executive support at the client, and unrealistic expectations set during the sales process.
At this point, you are now financially and emotionally invested in your Epicor implementation solution. Call us or hit the chat button below, and we will give you a no obligation ERP review to see where things went wrong and how to get you fully implemented. We aren’t looking for ‘blame’ of fault. Just to get your company up and running with your Epicor ERP solution and taking advantage of all the productivity and profit enhancing capabilities it has to offer.