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Key Points from This Infographic:

  • Only 27 percent of IT leaders surveyed said their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiatives are very successful
  • Only 17 percent of IT professionals strongly agreed their organizations dedicate enough thought and effort to workforce planning around ERP
  • 55 percent of respondents reported failed ERP implementations due to insufficient workforce planning
  • Challenges caused by a lack of workforce planning include missed timelines, lower quality deliverables, productivity issues, budget overruns and less system functionality than defined in the original project scope
  • More than 90 percent of organizations report experiencing at least one major challenge due to a lack of available qualified IT professionals for their ERP programs
  • 46 percent of IT leaders reported their number one challenge is “Getting the qualified IT professionals I need fast.”
  • Only 17 percent of organizations express extreme confidence that they have the necessary capacity (bandwidth) to manage their ERP programs
  • Organizations that successfully execute ERP projects start planning, on average, 6.6 months before implementation

About TEKsystems®

People are at the heart of every successful business initiative. At TEKsystems, we understand people. Every year we deploy over 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our deep insights into IT human capital management enable us to help our clients achieve their business goals—while optimizing their IT workforce strategies. We provide IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services to help our clients plan, build and run their critical business initiatives. Through our range of quality-focused delivery models, we meet our clients where they are, and take them where they want to go, the way they want to get there.