ERP Consulting for Project Rescue

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When your ERP project runs into trouble, you need experienced consultants to find the right solution. Here is how Dreher Consultings project recovery services can support you" Dr. Harald Dreher - CEO & Founder, Dreher Consulting
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Planning for success ...


Successful ERP projects require a high level of commitment from everyone involved in the project and generally, enthusiasm and commitment being quite high at the start.

Careful project planning shows the planned project course and identifies resources involved (and when they should be made available). All this goes a long way to ensure the project will be successful.

However, despite any and all such preparations and planning, occasionally an ERP project does go off course.

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What can be done if an ERP project experiences difficulties?


What are the signs to identify the health of an ERP project?

There is a close correlation between the project plan defined at the start of the project and the project schedule experienced in the course of a project with time delays and postponements.

Likewise, unmistakable warning signs are when budgets get out of hand or it is discovered that the original project goals can hardly be achieved.

This is then usually the starting signal from the management for an ERP project rescue.

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In search of the right next step in the project


The consequences of rescuing a project from a predicament are manageable. The alternative courses of action are as follows, depending on the project status or duration:

  • Should the project be stopped?

  • Could the project be stopped? Or is it part of a larger business initiative that builds upon each other?

  • Are there possibilities to save the project as a whole or at least parts of it?

  • What costs will still be incurred if the

    project is continued?

  • What costs will be incurred if the project is discontinued?

  • What acceptance does the project still have among the project participants?

  • What measures must be taken to continue the project and thus achieve the originally defined ERP project goal?

  • Which project planning promises success and must be established?

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Procedure for an ERP project rescue or ERP recovery


We would conduct an independent fact check with you, your stakeholders and your project staff in a commitment of a few days with a recovery audit (assessment). This would enable us to work out the options for an ERP project recovery. The focus of the work would be on working out the risks involved in an ERP recovery:


  1. What does it mean to continue with the complete project scope?

  2. What would be the impact of a partial continuation of project parts.

  3. What would be the effects of a complete project stop?

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What you get from us?

  • Independent ERP consulting to assess the status of the ERP project.
  • ERP project status based on your implementation progress to date to assess project implementation performance.
  • Decision-making basis for further activities for an ERP project recovery or project rescue.
  • Decision-making basis for a project termination and subsequent necessary backup measures
  • Creation of a clear roadmap in each case for an ERP project continuation or also a possible project termination
  • Statements on risk management
  • Project management with milestones and a project methodology that keeps the risks in focus in the event of a project rescue and can therefore make a successful ERP project possible.
  • Statements on user acceptance
  • Statements on the degree of integration into your current IT system landscape
  • An independent ERP consultancy that has only one goal: To successfully implement your ERP project.

Selected Case Studies



W.Ruhsi GhbH was founded in 1949 by Mr. Walter Ruhsi, and specialises in the production of vendor parts for the contract furniture industry, especially table tops as well as the production and assembly of catering equipment. Particularly important is incorporating a high degree of automation and fast production changeovers.



In 1919, the Cooperative of German Tiled Stove and Air Heating Builders was founded in Stuttgart. Since then, Hagos has been supplying the trade with all components, materials and tools for the manufacture of tiled stoves and fireplaces. The company has 16 locations, with customers throughout Europe.


Henry Lambertz GmbH & Co

One of the oldest companies in Germany, combines tradition and innovation in the field of biscuits and sweet snacks. Since 1998, Lambertz & Co expanded to supply internationally to Eastern Europe and the USA.

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