The general goal for completing the subsequent implementation project should be anything between three and twelve months, depending on company size, geographical distribution and the scope of the project.
The following chart shows that 80 percent of companies take between one and twelve months to implement the planning aspect of a product from purchase to initial rollout.
Best-in-class* companies beat laggards when it comes to project term.
96 percent of best-in-class companies implement the planning aspect of their product from software purchase to initial rollout in under a year. In contrast, only 63 percent of laggards complete their implementation project in twelve months, meaning that 37 percent need more than a year.
For further insights see The Planning Survey 16.