Implementation Overview: What's Next?

Because ERP software requires integration with your organization’s workflow and data, it cannot be ready to use out of the box. ERP software must be customized based on the needs and requirements of your business. Therefore, our implementation process is designed to create a roadmap to give you a smooth transition and maximum use of the software.

Dedicated Implementation Project Lead

The process begins by assigning one of our dedicated Project Managers to your organization. In most cases, the sales representative or engineer that you have been working with will assist with your implementation—as they are already knowledgeable about your organization and processes.

Your project lead is your point of contact for any questions or concerns. He or she will work with you to guide your implementation. Based on requirements, other team members may be included, such as trainers, support technicians, developers, and IT technicians.

How Long Does It Take

The implementation process generally takes between 90 to 120 days, depending on how quickly your organization can provide input and complete tasks.

Implementation Process Overview

The implementation process can be divided into the following phases:

Gain an understanding of your organization’s operations, workflow, and data.

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Determine if you want to integrate with third-party software, if existing software features meet your requirements or if customizations are needed, and if you want any MIE Solutions add-ons. Also, includes deciding on a part numbering scheme.

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Install the software on servers and workstations. Requires cooperation from your IT staff or an outside contractor.

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Gather data, determine what can be imported, and what must be manually entered.

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Participate in various forms of provided training.

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After completing all previous phases, you are ready to go live.

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Continue to interact with MIE Solutions and ask any questions and inform us of any problems.

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Zoho Project Management

At MIE Solutions Inc., part of our mission statement is to "leverage software" to its fullest capacity. Zoho Project Management software is one of the ways that we do this.

Zoho is a cloud-based software application that we use to help connect you to our project implementation team here at MIE Solutions. This application will be the main source of tasks and hold the timeline planning information for your company’s implementation.

The following shows a sample Zoho Projects window.

 

MIE Solutions uses Zoho internally for many aspects of any given implementation. We also have confidence that you will find using Zoho a useful tool to facilitate your company’s ERP implementation.

Keep track of time

Review billable and non-billable hours.

Get in-depth insights with Gantt charts

Gantt charts provide a detailed visual on the schedule and progress of your tasks. View or assign critical tasks, view task relationships with four dependency types, and view baselines to track deviations.

Track and fix issues fast

View issues and track them as they get fixed and tested. View custom workflows.

Collaborate seamlessly

Project management is now social. Employees, clients, vendors, or consultants, from near or far can work together.

Manage your documents

Work together on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.

Plan projects with ease

Milestones, task-lists, and tasks help you view complex projects into easily manageable units.