What does it take to Go Live? Getting Over the Finish Line…

You are nearing the end of your ERP software implementation and then the big question comes to mind…

How good is good enough? Am I really ready to Go Live?

I don’t have every software module “optimized”…All processes and policies are not perfected… Everyone is not trained on every aspect of the new system that they could be…

However…

Critical, static data has been migrated and validated. Your network administrator is getting comfortable with SQL Server. Maintenance and support with your ERP software supplier seems to be working pretty well…

Processes have been documented, training materials have been developed and key users have been sufficiently trained to conduct business.

And as a result, we do have “a way” to accomplish every business critical task. It might not be the perfect way, but it will “get us off the runway”. We have tested these processes in as many of the day to day scenarios as we could think of.

Ooops! Don’t forget mission critical reports, you know the ones that the president and the controller rely on to run the business. There might not be that many of them, but you better have them done, tested and available.

And they are done…

So while you are nervous and there are so many details left before the big day… It’s been such a loooong haul…

But you ARE ready, you know it, and so does everybody else.

A successful implementation is when Go Live comes and goes and looking back… it was just another day.

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