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A great product badly implemented results in wasted time and money as well as increased frustration and a bad experience.


“Software is usually accompanied by documentation in the form of big fat scary manuals that nobody ever reads. In fact, for the past five years most of the manuals shipped with software products have actually been copies of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ with new covers pasted on.”
 – Dave Barry

Without successful implementation, total cost of ownership of your ERP system can increase, exponentially

For more than 30 years, LogicData has continually refined and improved its implementation process to ensure our clients benefit from an efficient, focused, cost effective implementation strategy maximizing our client’s Return on Investment (ROI). Because of LogicData’s vast implementation experience, clients rarely experience a cost or time overrun, unless the client expands the scope or changes the timeline.

While many of the steps within LogicData’s implementation methodology may mirror those of other companies, there are specific areas, such as our extensive vertical and horizontal testing procedures, that make this process unique and critical to a well-implemented solution.

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10 Steps to ERP Implementation Success

  • System Installation (hardware and software)
  • Planning, Scope & Tactical Project Development
  • Training
  • Piloting & Procedure Development
  • Data Mapping
  • System Personalization’s
  • Horizontal & Procedural Pilots
  • Cut Over Planning
  • End User Training
  • Final Conversion and Go-live
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The key to a great ERP implementation is Conference Room Piloting.

Conference Room Pilots (CRP) enable your Implementation Team to determine the proper system configuration, ‘test drive’ the configured system, verify operational processes, and document further changes and/or enhancements that are needed. Through Vertical, Horizontal, Procedural Review and Procedural Plot, CRPs ensure your system does what you need it to do and how you need it done.

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Vertical Pilot

The Vertical Work Flow Pilot is typically the first CRP, and is usually done one module, or one discipline, at a time. This initial pilot is to test the general appropriateness of processes and to gain a firm understanding of each module. The emphasis is on the specific module and its feature functionality.

Horizontal Pilot

The Horizontal Work Flow Pilot will reproduce a slice of your company across many modules, departments and disciplines. The primary focus of this pilot is to test the relationships between modules and the flow of accurate data across modules.

Procedure Review

A review of the written and automated procedures will provide assurance that the procedures are correctly written, and in a format and style that will make it easy for end users to understand the required steps and actions.

Procedural Pilot

The Procedural Pilot has one  function: to test the written and automated procedures to ensure that they are accurate, complete and detailed enough for your user community. The Procedural Pilot may be combined with the Horizontal Pilot.

To learn more about how LogicData can make your ERP implementation efficient, focused and cost effective.

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As with cost, implementation time is also dependent on the same factors mentioned above. LogicData offers multiple implementation methodologies that can be adapted to your specific needs and resource availability. Considering a very basic implementation of just the core functionality of SyteLine, and employing a LogicData managed implementation approach, time to value can be achieved in as little as 3-4 months. A full implementation of all core SyteLine functionality utilizing a standard implementation approach, and assuming full client resource availability, can generally be completed in 6 to 8 months. To determine the best implementation methodology and timeline estimate for your specific situation, please contact us.

The cost of software and implementation will vary based on many factors such as user count, functionality requirements, deployment, implementation methodology, customization, data conversion, integration, and internal resources. However, for a basic configuration of SyteLine annual subscription pricing can begin at approximately $18,000 annually for a minimum of 10 users or a one-time cost of $20,000 plus annual maintenance for a minimum of 5 users in an on-premise deployment. A primarily self-directed implementation of such a basic configuration, although not recommended, can likely be achieved for approximately $30,000. LogicData recommends our standard “train-the-trainer” implementation approach which is estimated to start at roughly $65,000 for a basic implementation. For further information on pricing specific to your needs, please contact us.