The goal of the ERP5 Standard Implementation Process is to describe the sequence and parallelism of tasks involved in a complete ERP5 project with a view to reduce the total time of implementation. It also provides a classification of implementation tasks from an experience point of view. Tasks in white require some training. Tasks in blue require some experience. Tasks in red require much experience.
The process has 5 main major phases: analysis, development, test, import / export and integration.
The analysis phase (top of the diagram) includes the following phases: pre-analysis (Interview), abstract feature analysis (abstraction test), documentary analysis (Document Search), behaviourist analysis (Use Case) and categorial analysis (Category).
The development phase (center of the diagram) consists mainly in configuring forms, workflows and reports for each document type of the project, without taking care of any related document or module.
The test phase (left of the diagram) consists in developing unit tests and functional tests which simulate the real use of the implemented ERP5 system at the customer premice.
The import / export test (right of the diagram) consists in developing a synchronisation module for the data which needs to be retrieved from the existing system and imported into the new ERP5 system.
The integration phase (bottom of the diagram) consists in implementing any reports or behaviour which is dependent on multiple document types. Additionaly, interface development may also be required.
Once all phases desribed above are completed, the implementation of an ERP5 project is finished. Then comes training, support, maintenance, evolutions, etc.