One of the most critical decisions a growing company can make is the introduction of new technology into its business. There are so many things to think about when considering an ERP implementation that it can sometimes be overwhelming. Over my many years of seeing successes and (unfortunately) a few failures of ERP implementations, I have an approach that leads to a more successful outcome.
Technology is the engine that drives corporate productivity. Sound business process to implement that technology is the transmission. Effective, well-thought-out strategy is the gear shift. Well-connected and synchronized, they make a smooth running machine. Without all three, a car can only roll downhill. Similarly, technology implementations without intelligent strategy and sound business process will just go downhill.