In my recent interview with author and consultant Michael Doane (you can listen to the podcast recording here), he used an interesting metaphor.
In discussing the successful use of an ERP system, he said some of his clients are "getting the message that it's not just the wedding, it's going to be a 30-year marriage thereafter."
It's an appropriate metaphor and it's an area that Doane knows well. In fact, he recently hosted a three-part podcast series helping SAP users understand how they can "thrive after go-live" and has written two books on the topic as well.
The broad message: Once the implementation is complete, the work isn't over. It may FEEL like time to take a break, but if you want a successful ERP implementation long-term, you need to be consistenly reviewing it and finding ways to improve it.
Want some advice on how to make the most of your SAP implementation?
Michael Doane will be answering your questions on Thursday, December 16 at 12 p.m. Eastern in this forum on the Insider Learning Network. So log on Thursday and get your questions answered.
Michael Doane, autho
r of The New SAP Blue Book and The SAP Green Book, Thrive After Go-Live, will host a live, interactive Q&A in this forum on Thursday, December 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET to answer your questions on the SAP maturity model and how to get the greatest value out of your SAP implementation.