What are the roles and responsibilities of ERP consultants?
Consultants are responsible for administering each of the phase of the implementation so that the required activities occur at the scheduled time and at the desired level of quality and with effective participation of all those who must participate.
For keeping the promises that the consultants have made during the negotiations, they have to transform their approaches and methodologies into detailed work plans. The methodology will have to be converted into tasks and should be allocated to the right people. The time schedule for each phase and each task has to be determined and the project plan has to be finalized.
Consultants should add value to the project. They bring know-how about the package and about implementation. This also known as practical knowledge is derived from their expertise, which stems from practical experience, because the consultants have seen many project and have made or seen many mistakes, they can avoid the phenomenon of ‘re-inventing the wheel’.
They will know what will work and what will not. Thus, by eliminating the trial and error method of implementation and doing it right the first time the consultants help in saving huge amounts of money, time and effort.