Panorama Consulting Group, an independent ERP consulting firm, today released the next installment of the firm’s 2010 ERP Report. This report focuses on the sensitive issues that arise during ERP implementations and the organization’s ability to leverage the effects of organizational change management.
Organizational change management is a broad topic that encompasses employee buy-in, organizational design, communications and training. It also includes, but is not limited to, cultural assessments, organizational assessments, and executive alignment. The report reviews the seven key areas of a comprehensive ERP organizational change management plan and provides metrics for each area.
“The report highlights some interesting data concerning organizational change and how it relates to ERP implementations,” said Eric Kimberling, president of Panorama Consulting Group. “One key data point within the report is the average organization’s drivers for changing their existing business processes. The report findings show that 41% of respondents changed business processes to accommodate ERP functionality, while just 27% changed or customized ERP functionality to accommodate current business processes. Clearly some companies are allowing their ERP software to determine their future business processes,” which highlights the need for an effective organizational change management strategy.
To offer further analysis of the study results, Kimberling will present the free webinar, Thursday, on June 3 at 10:00 a.m. MDT.
The full report is available for download at: http://panorama-consulting.com/resource-center/2010-organizational-change-management-report/.
Panorama Consulting Group 2010 ERP Report
The 2010 ERP Report was conducted by Panorama Consulting Group via online polling and was supplemented with qualitative data gathered from focus group interviews with a sample of survey respondents. Information was collected from December 2005 to December 2009. The 1,600 participants represent global organizations that have implemented ERP within the last four years.