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ERP Systems

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems provide a unified enterprise view of the business that encompasses all functions and processes as well as an enterprise database where all business transactions are processed, monitored, and reported to enable companies achieve their objectives of increased communication and responsiveness to the stakeholders. 

 

Nevertheless, implementing an ERP system has a clear strategic impact and requires careful exercise in strategic thinking, scoping, planning, change management, negotiations with all stakeholders and constant oversight.

 

Historically, ERP implementation failures were a record high, above 60%. Troubled implementation projects have major consequences for all stakeholders involved. Key factors which can impact the implementation success are numerous and may relate to the Business, Environment and Service Provider.

Business

level of business maturity

 

business and operating strategies

 

quality of business processes

 

fitness of the technology

 

rationale of the investment

 

projects ownership

Environment

management commitment

 

clarity of the vision and business case

 

re-engineering vs. streamlining

 

cultural factors

 

extent of changes and adequacy of change management

 

ERP users

Service Provider

capabilities and committment

 

clarity of scope

 

approach of a vendor vs.  system integrator vs. business consultant

 

cultural factors

 

skills mix, PMO, industry knowledge

 

economic conditions

ILLUSTRATIVE ERP SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES

At ANALYTICS, our approach features among other aspects the following dimensions:

 

  • Conducting a preliminarily assessment to advise our clients on the overall readiness for implementation projects, potential benefits, challenges and risks.

  • Recommending the best fit strategy to achieve a compact path enhancement, a combination of Technology and Process improvements.

  • Assessing the financial impact of implementation projects to highlight the magnitude of investment and cost of ownership.

  • Extending the footprint of our Consulting work to span industry vertical systems and integrate the front and back office operations. Furthermore, provide post implementation support on as needed basis.

  • Deploying a multi-disciplinary team driven by the project requirements.

  • Partnering with the clients’ management and other stakeholders to ensure that implementation projects are win-win.

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