Archive: April, 2016

New systems, old mistakes

Pete Loughlin from Purchasing Insight posted a couple of great blogs this month called Things you thought you knew about e-procurement and Why big bang can be a big mistake. Both blogs deal with system implementations but highlight the importance of people and processes.

Time and again I see system implementations fail. Buying some licenses and engaging a systems integrator is only part of the solution. Speaking to the people who will use the system, explaining the benefits in a language they understand and ensuring they have robust processes in place to support their business needs is the other part of the solution.

As Henry Ford said “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”.