Implementing an ERP for global companies presents major challenges. What are the top 5 issues that need to be addressed in order to the achieve a successful implementation and within established deadlines and budgets?

It is to be considered that the process of globalization tends to became deeper in the coming decades, given the context of greater ease of communication of brands and products provided by the Internet, allowing easy access to the commercialization of goods and services anywhere on the planet, but also by the expansion of the logistics infrastructure, which is increasingly efficient and accessible.

Taking into account the logic of economies of scale, companies that are successful in their countries of origin see the expansion of their business beyond their borders as a natural step to maintain their growth and profitability.

Within this scenario, the ERP Systems (Enterprise Management Systems) play a fundamental role in ensuring that the business processes that support the company’s management flow in a standardized, optimized and integrated manner, generating and making available management information relevant to the decision making.

If the implementation process of an ERP considering only one country already presents a series of issues and challenges to be faced, when considering their use in several countries, other aspects need to be addressed in order to achieve the expected results.