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May 26, 2010
What Can ERP Teach Enterprise 2.0?
By Bill Ives
I recently received a survey that looked at ERP Implementation strategies. The results made sense to me. It said the three most widely discussed are: Big bang - Implementation happens in a single instance. All users move to the new system on a given date.

Phased rollout - Changeover occurs in phases over an extended period of time. Users move onto new system in a series of steps.

Parallel adoption - Both the legacy and new ERP system run at the same time. Users learn the new system while working on the old.

It turns out that 40% used a phased roll out, 38% used the big bang approach, 11% used a combo of biog bang and phased, and only 9% used parallel adoption.

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