SAP S/4HANA Implementation - Issues and Opportunities, Discussion One

Description: During the first of three Peercasts planned on this topic in 2018, panelists will represent companies with implementation experience, sharing perspectives and getting feedback from peers. Discussions will focus on a prioritized list of issues identified by an advisory panel of Peeriosity member companies that have volunteered to participate.

Peercast Poll Results

Poll Title: Issues and Opportunities Related to Major Systems Implementation

Background: Implementing an ERP system or going through a major upgrade is a significant challenge for any company. This poll looks at when companies have tackled these key projects and challenges faced when doing so.

Poll Question: What best describes the timing at your company with respect to doing an ERP system implementation or major upgrade?

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  Implementation or upgrade done more than 5 years ago 30%
  Implementation or upgrade done in the last 3-5 years 20%
  Implementation or upgrade done in the last 1-2 years 25%
  Implementation or upgrade currently in progress 10%
  Multiple ERPs with varied upgrade history 15%
  Not utilizing an ERP system 0%

Poll Question: What was the main challenge faced at your company when going through an ERP implementation or major upgrade?

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  Resource drain – getting the implementation done while maintaining regular workloads 58%
  Keeping on schedule 0%
  Rolling out training 0%
  Maintaining continuity with knowledge resources 5%
  Technical / technical support issues 16%
  Communication / change management 11%
  Other (Please Comment) 11%
  Not Applicable 0%