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Don't you think that without these types of governance groups they would be many conflicts between the different business units? I have seen many different ERP systems across a business unit and it always have led to a bunch of problems when the business units try to combine data and they have had issues trying to combine inventory. Have you ever seen this happen?
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ERP implementations can drastically change how a company functions and depending on how the implementation is done, they can help or hurt a company. Important factors in an ERP implementation include clear communication and a clear chain of command and responsibility.
There are 3 facets of successful ERP implementation; Change management, IT management and business Management. The trick of balancing these 3 parts, falls to a good governance modela and CEO oversight. Governance is defined as "a framework for decision rights and accountability to encourage desirable behavior in the use of IT" (Peter Weill, MIT's Sloan School, http://www.industryweek.com/PrintArticle.aspx?ArticleID=15885). ...
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