With the upcoming era of e-procurement initiatives, the last thing the economy or organizations need is a déjà vu of those ERP struggles. Accordingly, there are certain ground rules that have been learned by organizations over the past five years that those involved in an enterprise-wide initiative should ignore at their own peril.
Ensure executive sponsorship and participation.
Make your e-procurement project integral to your overall e-business strategy.
Build a legitimate business case.
Set your guiding principles before you initiate the project.
Develop a strong program of change management.
Redesign your business processes before selecting software.