How do you know whether your organization is ready for ERP?

ERP is either resounding success or dismal failure. How can the same solution get such different results? Let’s for one moment presume that if it’s the same product, the result must vary for other reasons than the product.

Could it be that it works for one business and not for another? Well, that can’t be it, since even in the same industry sector the same success / failure differences exist.

Could it be the size of the organization and that it works better for the Fortune 500? Nope – more companies in the range of $50 million to $5 billion have ERP success than exist in all of the Fortune 500.

So what should be the issues of concern?