A successful ERP implementation requires more than luck. You may have heard the often quoted statistic that four out of five ERP implementations result in failure. That statistic arose from surveys that were taken in the 1990s and early in the last decade. More accurately, these surveys found that only 1 in 5 organizations were completely satisfied with their implementations, and only between 40 and 60 percent of companies believed that their projects were successful. Additionally, they found that the larger a project was in size and scope, the more likely it was to experience failure in at least some aspect.