Several steps are involved in the implementation of a typical ERP package. These are:
i) Identifying the needs for implementing an ERP package.
ii) Evaluating the ‗As is‘ situation of the business, i.e., to understand the strengths and
weaknesses prevailing under the existing system.
iii) Deciding the would-be situation for the business, i.e., the changes expected after the implementation.
iv) Reengineering the business process to achieve the desired results in the existing processes.
v) Evaluating the various available ERP packages to assess suitability.
vi) Finalizing the most suitable ERP package for implementation.
vii) Installing the required hardware and networks for the selected ERP package.
viii) Finalizing the implementation consultants who will assist in implementation.
ix) Implementing the ERP package.