Well, another company has claimed their ERP implementation is at least partially to blame for the profit woes. According to an article written by CIO reporter Chris Kanaracus entitled “ERP Software Woes Ding Aerospace Company’s Profits,” aerospace and energy components manufacturer Woodward has announced that its profits would fall short of expectations, in part due to “ERP system-related issues that have been addressed.”
While the article does not specifically call out the exact nature of the ERP system difficulties, nor the brand of software being used, it does mention that one of the major problems with all ERP system implementations is that companies often experience a range of problems during projects, including cost and time overruns and difficulties stabilizing the new software once it goes live.
And when overruns occur, what suffers? Testing. Which, as we all know, usually causes the aforementioned “difficulties stabilizing the new software” after go-live. In fact, the article specifically points out that “Problems can result from factors such as inadequate testing before the new system is turned on…
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