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ERP Implementation Plan

cglass

Member
We are in the process of creating a preliminary implementation plan for a
combined JD Edwards/JDA solution.

A few questions for members of this list server:

1. How do you determine the order of modules to be implemented when you
implemented your ERP solution?

2. How do you justify the order in which the ERP solution was
implemented?

3. Were there any issues in the order the modules were implemented?

4. If you would perform the ERP implementation again, what would you make
different?

Thank you in advance for your help.

_______________________________
Colin Glass - cglass@mlcc.mb.ca
Programmer/Analyst
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
Ph: (204) 474-5597
 

got_to_love_jde

Reputable Poster
Hi Colin,
A few thoughts....
Most people who will be doing a full ERP install will do financials, G/L in particular, first. This is because all modules that will be implemented have tight ties to G/L and G/L must be referenced during the set up in all other modules. Also, interfaces from a legacy system are pretty uncomplicated if you convert financials first. And let me state the F/A can be converted anytime, there is not much, if any, interaction between F/A and other modules.
After converting financials you have to look at the file/table relationships. For example, outside of financials, IM is certainly the most important to all the other modules. Not much will run without an item master. Also, the address book is very important in One World so you will need to keep this updated in both the legacy and well as One World.
Then look at what other applications are tied to IM very directly, both in information sharing as well as the employees who use them. If you can limit the number of employees to be trained at any one particular time you will be better off.
If i was going to do it over again, and had more resources, I would have converted all modules at once instead of financials then distribution like we did. It can be scary but it sure saves time setting up and maintaining interfaces.
Best of luck !
dave



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david_mallory

Well Known Member
It sounds like you are not planning on doing it all at once. GL should go up
first, because everything else needs that in place. Then it is a matter of
resources and how much change you can manage at once. Address Book will need
to go up at same time as any module involving vendors or customers. If you
will use matching of receipts feature in AP (3 way match), you will need
Purchasing at the same time to supply the F43121 receipt records. Inventory
ties to Purchasing via receipts, so probably do inventory at same time as
purchasing.

Dave Mallory Denver Water
 

sshepard

Active Member
Good point, David M. Just a note, there are many things that can be done in
advance, if you choose: Entering Items into the Item Master/Branch
Plant/Locations, entering Address Book information, entering routers and
Bill of Materials, etc. All this info is "static" data and can be entered
in advance of G/L info (if you have time and are awaiting G/L numbers).

Steve S.

>
 
My two cents worth - And Jerry if you are out there you know about this one.
Be sure to have executive sponsorship, a project sponsor and project manager
in place from your side as well as a strong project manager on the
consulting side. Review the project plan with the consultants, have regular
status updates to ensure that you are on budget and have reached your
milestones. Keep an eye on the progress and understand ahead of time when
your milestones might be missed. There is a pretty good white paper out the
internet re this subject. Overall, the project should be viewed as a
business transformation, not simply process automation. Its an integration
of people, process, technology. A good project organization structure is
key in the success of the project. Choose a project sponsor that is
respected and can make things happen. Ownership and accountability are key
so you may want to add the implementation project as a key project on the
team's performance reviews if the project sponsor or executive sponsor can
make this happen. Make sure you check references on your consultants and
they have a proven track record for success. Keep your eyes on the bottom
line at all times. Since Financials are the foundation, I agree with the
info stated below. Hope this helps.
 

cglass

Member
Thank you for your response.

_______________________________
Colin Glass - cglass@mlcc.mb.ca
Programmer/Analyst
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
Ph: (204) 474-5597

>>> got_to_love_jde <got_to_love_jde@yahoo.com> 03/12/2001 10:23:53 AM >>>
Hi Colin,
A few thoughts....
Most people who will be doing a full ERP install will do financials,
G/L in particular, first. This is because all modules that will be
implemented have tight ties to G/L and G/L must be referenced during the set
up in all other modules. Also, interfaces from a legacy system are pretty
uncomplicated if you convert financials first. And let me state the F/A
can be converted anytime, there is not much, if any, interaction between F/A
and other modules.
After converting financials you have to look at the file/table
relationships. For example, outside of financials, IM is certainly the most
important to all the other modules. Not much will run without an item
master. Also, the address book is very important in One World so you will
need to keep this updated in both the legacy and well as One World.
Then look at what other applications are tied to IM very directly, both
in information sharing as well as the employees who use them. If you can
limit the number of employees to be trained at any one particular time you
will be better off.
If i was going to do it over again, and had more resources, I would
have converted all modules at once instead of financials then distribution
like we did. It can be scary but it sure saves time setting up and
maintaining interfaces.
Best of luck !
dave



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cglass

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Thank you for your response.

_______________________________
Colin Glass - cglass@mlcc.mb.ca
Programmer/Analyst
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
Ph: (204) 474-5597

>>> david mallory <david.mallory@denverwater.org> 03/12/2001 11:56:02 AM
>>>
It sounds like you are not planning on doing it all at once. GL should go
up
first, because everything else needs that in place. Then it is a matter of
resources and how much change you can manage at once. Address Book will
need
to go up at same time as any module involving vendors or customers. If you
will use matching of receipts feature in AP (3 way match), you will need
Purchasing at the same time to supply the F43121 receipt records.
Inventory
ties to Purchasing via receipts, so probably do inventory at same time as
purchasing.

Dave Mallory Denver Water




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cglass

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_______________________________
Colin Glass - cglass@mlcc.mb.ca
Programmer/Analyst
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
Ph: (204) 474-5597

>>> david mallory <david.mallory@denverwater.org> 03/12/2001 11:56:02 AM
>>>
It sounds like you are not planning on doing it all at once. GL should go
up
first, because everything else needs that in place. Then it is a matter of
resources and how much change you can manage at once. Address Book will
need
to go up at same time as any module involving vendors or customers. If you
will use matching of receipts feature in AP (3 way match), you will need
Purchasing at the same time to supply the F43121 receipt records.
Inventory
ties to Purchasing via receipts, so probably do inventory at same time as
purchasing.

Dave Mallory Denver Water




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cglass

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Thank you for this information. Could you provide me your plan on how your
company performed their phased implementation of JD Edwards?

_______________________________
Colin Glass - cglass@mlcc.mb.ca
Programmer/Analyst
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
Ph: (204) 474-5597

>>> cwallenmeyer <cwallenmeyer@igen.com> 03/12/2001 1:52:50 PM >>>
My two cents worth - And Jerry if you are out there you know about this
one.
Be sure to have executive sponsorship, a project sponsor and project
manager
in place from your side as well as a strong project manager on the
consulting side. Review the project plan with the consultants, have
regular
status updates to ensure that you are on budget and have reached your
milestones. Keep an eye on the progress and understand ahead of time when
your milestones might be missed. There is a pretty good white paper out
the
internet re this subject. Overall, the project should be viewed as a
business transformation, not simply process automation. Its an
integration
of people, process, technology. A good project organization structure is
key in the success of the project. Choose a project sponsor that is
respected and can make things happen. Ownership and accountability are
key
so you may want to add the implementation project as a key project on the
team's performance reviews if the project sponsor or executive sponsor can
make this happen. Make sure you check references on your consultants and
they have a proven track record for success. Keep your eyes on the bottom
line at all times. Since Financials are the foundation, I agree with the
info stated below. Hope this helps.




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cdawes

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Colin, (what a coincidence my name is Colin too)

check your in box it's full of implementation goodies.

Colin




Colin Dawes, MSc
City of Guelph
B7332 SP13.1, Oracle 8.1.6, NT 4.0, Fat & WTS
 

cglass

Member
Excuse my ignorance, but what is a D&B?

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Colin Glass - cglass@mlcc.mb.ca
Programmer/Analyst
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
Ph: (204) 474-5597

>>> cwallenmeyer <cwallenmeyer@igen.com> 03/13/2001 11:49:46 AM >>>
Also, run a D&B on all the companies you anticipate hiring for the
implementation.




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jde_cnc

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Re: RE: ERP Implementation Plan

Colin-

Any way you can send those goodies my way as well? Forum inbox or email at jde_cnc@hotmail.com

Thanks in advance!

OneWorld Xe (7333)- New Install
Win2K Server/SQL 2000
 

sshepard

Active Member
Colin Glass;

I THINK HE MEANS A DUNN AND BRADSTREET REPORT. IT'S LIKE A CREDIT REPORT TO
SEE HOW MUCH DEBT AND HOW LIQUID A COMPANY IS.

STEVE S.

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cdawes

VIP Member
RE: RE: ERP Implementation Plan

It's funny I can figure out JDE but have hardly a clue about how to upload a
file to JDE List.

As soon as I figure this out I'll upload our implementation plan. One
warning though, we're moving the dates out on some of these items.

Colin




Colin Dawes, MSc
City of Guelph
B7332 SP13.1, Oracle 8.1.6, NT 4.0, Fat & WTS
 
Be careful when using the Dunn and Bradstreet Reports, because most times D&B
calls the company to ask for data, I am not sure that they always check it
against independent sources.

Roy
 
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