ERP Systems and Technology

10 Steps to Preparing for Your Next ERP Project

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All technology becomes obsolete at some point, and GFOA experience shows that governments undertake a major ERP implementation approximately once every 10 to 15 years. Recent advances in cloud technologies, coupled with the need to adopt more streamlined and modern practices, provide a solid business case for investing in a new system—but these projects are difficult, and the biggest challenge is usually not a technical obstacle to overcome but issues related to organizational change, leadership/governance, training, project management, and planning. Use this checklist as you approach your next ERP project to help ensure you are best prepared for success.


  • Publication date: August 2020
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