As we, all
know that every organization follows certain processes to ensure that they are
on top when it comes to growth and productivity. ERP implementation with the standard
feature is one part whereas there are few areas where a company needs to be
dependent on customization of certain areas or module so to ensure that
business processes are the perfectly implemented in an ERP system. Nowadays ERP
customization is becoming essential part due to the different following reason.
company does not want to change their existing business processes .
2. The areas
or modules which company is looking out for is not available in the ERP
software so we need to go for customization.
In this post,
we will cover why we must avoid heavy customization in an ERP system. Simple
customization or configurations of ERP with settings can be completed quickly
but when it comes to complex customization in an ERP system there are various
problems arise, which is as follows :
Increases – Customizations in an ERP solution increases the time period of the
Pricing of Project
– When the period of the project increase, it will increase the cost of the
overall project. There are certain situations where the customization cost is
higher than the implementation cost due to loads of complexities. Think twice
before you decide the customization level.
– Complex customization increases the risk of failure because new customization needs a proper
foundation of understanding the need of the customer and if the solution
doesn’t suit your requirements due to low project control than that particular
customization enhance the risk of wasting money, time and resources.
Issue in Migration –
When you develop a customized area or module as per your business process requirements
then Migration of that particular module to new version can be too much time
consuming if there are standard features upgrades and migration can be done
the above, a company face many other issues when they carry out heavy
customization. Therefore, we suggest that complex customization can be avoided
as to ensure the cost of development is less and your organization or
department do not need to wait for a long to use the system. If you check all
these points these pain points of extreme customization in ERP it lies to the
organization and not to the vendor as whatever changes an organization need,
ERP vendor can perform based on their capabilities and experience.
Many of the
companies today avoid heavy customization. However because of too many decision
makers from each department who ask for small customization in every
functionality of ERP solution these issues make the overall customization heavy
Improvising Customization during ERP software Development
Configuration and Customization differs
term seems to be similar and often get confused by the developer and by the
organization. Remember that customization is not Configuration – Configuration
in an ERP software includes setting up of fields, parameters and workflows these
are small changes, which do not require customization in the source code of the
project or need not add a new line of code. Whereas customization requires
either creation of a new module from scratch by adding new line of code which
also falls under new development category.
2. Analysis of
that Business requirement analysis team have covered the area of customization
properly and it is properly understood by the Project management team and
technical team as sometimes-low understanding or misunderstanding of a particular
area can lead to failure.
the Proper Methodology
during the implementation also performs a very crucial role . You can apply waterfall
method when you know the work is related to configuration and installation but
when it comes to new module development the vendor and organization needs to be
communicated powerfully so to ensure the customization is going on correct route.
4. Change is
good but not during Customization
clearly specify the customization you are looking out for and freeze them in
advance there are some cases where customization even changes during or after
the implementation which create more problems compare to extreme customization.
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