In the last few months, I met potential clients who have plans to replace their existing IT Systems. Based on our discussions, I have gathered a few common things that worry me and am thus compelled to share these for the benefit of others.
Our potential clients feel that changing to a new system is not easy and would often fail to achieve the objectives. Out of curiosity, I would always inquire about their thoughts on what the reasons could be.
In general, they blame the systems for being in compatible with the business (inflexible system). Some also expressed concerns regarding the lack of industry experience of the consultants/implementers.
For every “failed project” or “project with many challenges”, there is one similarity observed: these projects are managed by an IT Manager or an EDP Manager.