Reply to post: Re: Can ERP actually be a perfect fit for any company ?

ERP disaster zone: The mostly costly failures of the past decade

jmch Silver badge

Re: Can ERP actually be a perfect fit for any company ?

"Of course, it still went wildly over budget..."

all ERP systems go wildly over budget. That's not necessarily because the implementations were botched or too complex, more likely the vendors have a good idea of the real price required and know the customer would baulk if quoted the real amount. So vendors quote a low initial cost plus rate for work, knowing full well that the work required will be much more than what they are saying in their unbelievably optimistic estimate.

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