ERP System Implementation and Easy On Boarding

The goal of ERP implementation

The goal of ERP implementation is to to become, and remain, an Effective Enterprise - by using a proper set of tools, processes, and knowledge. 

While many key performance indicators are similar regardless of industry vertical - main challenges may differ. To have a chance for a successful ERP implementation one must understand the industries' challenges, and respect the Pareto principle when deciding in what and when to invest. And, in reality, having a limited budget, limited time, and limited number of people, you must also know what your company Must have, Should have, Could have, and Won't have (MoSCoW).

Experience helps!

We have experience working for industries, and we won't start from scratch, or asking basic questions. We'll respect your time. We rely on industry best practices, but we also listen to you and include your specifics in implementation. We use very effective implementation techniques, called "Easy On Boarding". With Easy On Boarding you get predefined industry specific process maps, sets of standard data, and generic user working instructions - so we can quickly model and test your processes. Only specifics of your company will have to be added to the model. 

Size matters!

It's not the same thing to implement ERP in a small, medium, or large company.

While in small companies one person performs more functions, from creating working procedures to executing them, large companies has multi-level organization, more specialized people, and more coordination is required. However, standardization of operating procedures is a must for every company, yet flexibility (but not anarchy) is also required. Visualization of implemented processes using process diagrams which are part of the system will help you establish and retain standard operating procedures.

Typical erp implementation phaseS in a small to medium company

In small to medium companies (e.g.: automotive parts supplier) the implementation can be quite fast and efficient. The reasons for this are:

  • Key employees are also executing day to day operational tasks
  • Business process is well known, e.g.: MMOG/LE logistics standard
  • All main business requirements are covered within the package: ERP, Bar Code, and EDI - no need for integrations with external systems.

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Going live with an ERP enables you to make continuous improvements of your core business processes.