This is the first ERP book to present comprehensive strategies and techniques that enable organizations to take charge of their ERP projects to drive success. The author describes how to become less dependent on outside software consultants, significantly reduce implementation costs, and design business solutions that work for your company. This book also contains hundreds of tips to create internal project ownership, manage ERP vendors, transfer software knowledge, develop the right implementation strategies, establish a realistic schedule and budget, and streamline business processes. It is a guide for making informed decisions during each project phase. The information is applicable to new implementations and system upgrades. The book is endorsed by industry thought leaders R ",Ray", Wang, Tom F. Wallace, and Andy Klee.