EPM projects often involve many internal and external stakeholders. The projects are usually initiated by corporate Finance and include different internal teams and stakeholders from both Finance and IT, but sometimes also other departments like procurement, compliance or legal. On top of the different internal stakeholders there are often several external suppliers involved like an EPM software vendor, EPM consultancy, IT vendors, and independent contractors.
As EPM projects are usually part of a larger program and often marked as strategically important it might be beneficial to ask an independent party to provide a Quality Assurance role in the EPM project. Quality Assurance doesn’t only help the customer but also the other stakeholders involved in the project. Proper Quality Assurance will increase the overall project success and customer satisfaction.