Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride, however, companies are typically faced with the question of whether to implement the latest, greatest version of the package.
at the high end, implementing a new release should be budgeted at 50 percent of the original project. If major enhancements have been made to the baseline software, the estimate could increase to 70 percent or more, as all of the enhancements have to be retrofitted to the new release and tested. New releases, however, are not like new models of cars, where you want to be the first on the block to have one. Unless there is an overwhelming need for functionality or unless the vendor has committed to a