In this post, we discuss the importance of Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery. However, before diving right into these systems, a company must assess four key areas before making a decision, including who is in the organization, how the documents are stored and the funds that are available.
“’While these tools help prevent data from being lost or corrupted, there are a few key areas a business must analyze in order to learn about what is most important in the case of a disaster and how to plan accordingly. These four areas are: People & Processes, Data & Documents, Compliance & Control, and Training & Testing.”
Training on ERP systems is essential so users are on board with the process and understand how to use the systems to the fullest advantage. In some cases, the most difficult step is convincing employees to go along with the training and embrace the changes in the company for the ERP system.
“ERP education can take up a lot of time between technical training and convincing employees to embrace the change. The implementation team at a business needs to make sure that they’ve built in enough time for all the educational efforts needed. Trying to squeeze training activities into a short period of time or overloading employees is a good way to sour the general opinion of a new system and make adoption and successful daily use much bigger battles than they have to be. This is a relatively minor consideration that can be handled by creating an educational schedule, but can be overlooked in the face of larger or more immediate concerns.”
This article combines topics from the first two articles, specifically the importance of security measures and the employees’ involvement in ERP training. The article discusses the importance of security for ERP systems and how employees affect the system security.
“Surprisingly, the greatest risk to most applications, including ERP applications, is people. Users might not properly password-protect their mobile devices. They may share their passwords with other people or keep them posted in an easily accessed spot. Human nature is to be more trusting than we should be. Unfortunately, that means that the human element is going to add a layer to the risk that organizations face when taking ERP applications to the cloud. The way to combat the human element is to educate people.”