My daughter is 8 years old and recently enthused about auditioning for the latest round of Idols but when I told her we would need to practice, so she could give an impressive and polished performance, she frowned. In her head, I think she thought she could just show up and do a song off-the-cuff and that was all there is to it.
As grown-ups, we know the more we practice usually delivers a far superior result than just winging it. It’s a learning curve. We practiced her chosen song and I noticed her delivery and performance improved the more we practiced. I am pleased to be able to report that my daughter did very well for her first audition, and will only improve with each performance through regular practice.
Effective Implementation Needs Experience
So too, when we implement an ERP system. Our software is industry-built, drawing on 40 years of development and implementation experience at the coal face of manufacturing and distribution. This ensures all the challenges faced by business owners in these sectors are anticipated and catered for.
Making the decision to implement (audition) ERP is the easy part – the challenge comes with the actual implementation itself and it is here where experience wins the day and is key for performance success.
When onboarding new clients, we have a practiced process which goes well beyond ‘plug-and-play’, including acceptance testing and needs training, so our implementation is not based on theory but tried and trusted labor and practice.
It doesn’t matter whether we are trying to deliver a breakout performance for Idols or successfully implement an optimized and future-proofed ERP solution, there is no doubt that practice makes perfect – or as close to it as humanly possible.