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Bying Software or…new Nikes? ERP Implementation Failures

It doesn’t take a an expert of even a professional to know about ERP implementation failures.

According to Gartner 70% of ERP projects take too long to implement, overshoot their budget – and most importantly – don’t deliver the expected business benefits.

The cost of these ERP implementations can be so high that they can bring even the biggest corporations to their knees.

The good news for shipping companies is that an ERP project will not cause that level of disruption:
Shipping company success and failure is almost entirely dependent on buying and selling vessels at the right time and avoiding large operational fiascos.

This lower risk for shipping companies has historically led to complacency in choosing the right ERP vendor:
For example we see far too many shipping companies choosing to develop their own solutions, a very rare phenomenon in any other industry.

At Ulysses we have never had a failed implementation. We take pride in the fact that that we have never had a client that has stayed with us for less than a decade: well beyond the lifespan of the average ERP project.

Our honest recommendation to companies looking to make an ERP implementation?
If it’s not broken don’t fix it!

Even if that means encouraging a company not to switch to the Task Assistant.

There are too many shipping companies getting little or negative value from their software and only a couple -we won’t name them- of providers that can offer a decent solution:

If you feel you are one of these shipping companies, the Task Assistant is the solution for you!

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