How Interfood incorporates change management into the ERP implementation process
Example of a successful implementation process
Is your organization considering implementing a new ERP system? Then you must think carefully about the implementation process because this can have a significant impact on your employees. In this whitepaper you can read how Interfood successfully implemented JD Edwards ERP. Interfood is a leading multinational, with sixteen offices spread across the world, which deals in dairy products. All these offices worked with different ERP systems. The first office that switched to the new system was the office in the Netherlands. Sanne van Hoeij, Change Facilitator and HR Advisor at Interfood, shares the secret to success.
Put together a project team
The first step of the implementation process is to put together a project team. In this way you have a team that is dedicated to the implementation. In this case the project team consists of Global and Local Key Users of the ERP system from the main disciplines of Interfood. In addition, Key Users with a focus on IT, Data and Reporting were also part of the project team, as was Sanne, the HR colleague responsible for change management.
Communicate with all the employees
It is very important to keep all your employees updated about the project. In this way they know what to expect from the implementation. Information you could include are specifics of the project, why it was initiated and the expected timeframe. Interfood sent a digital newsletter to all employees worldwide every two to three months to update them. In addition, vlogs were made, and various employees shared their experiences with the new system.
In this white paper you will read how Interfood applied change management to implement JD Edwards ERP. Do you want to know how you can apply change management with your ERP implementation? Download the whitepaper “How Interfood incorporates change management into the ERP implementation process”.