A lot of business depends on ERP software to make business easy and automate business aspects like accounting, sales, quoting production, and many more. After many months of meticulous planning, building, and testing, developers start getting ready for an ERP go-live. The software is ready for use, and the codes move from the test environment to the production environment. Here are a few tips for a successful go live.
Before you go-live, you have to test the system thoroughly. Invest a lot of time doing this so you can find issues. A few reasons testing is so important are:
The last step of going live is to have a thorough transition plan to have a smooth transition. Prepare ahead because it will be a busy day, and you need to have a resource on-site from your project team during go-live. This gives room for ease in resolving issues. Your team should also be prepared to start earlier and stay longer so that you can be sure that all the processes are fully functional.
Key elements to include in your transition plan are:
You’ve already spent huge money, energy, and time in this system ready for your users. But it doesn’t stop there; you have to test, train, and plan your transition, which is time demanding. Invest time doing these three things, and you will minimize many risks and have a straight forward and smooth go-live.