General discussion

Locked

ERP solution

By oga_pikin ·
What would be the best way to reduce the costs of implementing an ERP solution?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

ERP solution

by Shanghai Sam In reply to ERP solution

Here is an article to review giving you some insights on sucess when considering ERP.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00620000202rec02.htm

To use the term "reduce the costs of implementing" may indicate that there is not a clear understanding of the intent of a ERP solution. The ERP solution is really;
1) the expenditure of current financial and human resources to cleary define current business processes and weaknesses,
2) to utilize a highly integrated software package to satisfy and expand the business capabilities,and
3) by design will provide a significant future return on investment in areas of increased productivity, reduced operating costs and enhanced customer satisfaction.

The greatest "reductions" come from the amount and quality of effort expended upfront during the ERP solution selection, and the subsequent implementation planning stages. The stronger the "thinking" efforts, along with timely submission of needed data and inputs is where the real money is saved. Major commitments of time and understanding have to be made by ALL levels within the organization. Decisions will have to be made and coordinated. It must be understood that it is not "just another piece of software" and we can just work around it.

The management commitment to the project, the quality of the in house resources committed (people directly assigned to the project) and the strength and empowerment of the Project Managment team is where the "saving" will be found.

And last but not least is the "contract" that is signed. If you give away the keys to the kingdom without restrictions, if you don't structure payment relative to performance and if real potentials for recovery for failure to perform don't exist, well then you end up with your insight for the next time. Of course that will be a long time coming, if your still in business.

Collapse -

ERP solution

by Shanghai Sam In reply to ERP solution

Here is an article to review giving you some insights on sucess when considering ERP.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00620000202rec02.htm

To use the term "reduce the costs of implementing" may indicate that there is not a clear understanding of the intent of a ERP solution. The ERP solution is really;
1) the expenditure of current financial and human resources to cleary define current business processes and weaknesses,
2) to utilize a highly integrated software package to satisfy and expand the business capabilities,and
3) by design will provide a significant future return on investment in areas of increased productivity, reduced operating costs and enhanced customer satisfaction.

The greatest "reductions" come from the amount and quality of effort expended upfront during the ERP solution selection, and the subsequent implementation planning stages. The stronger the "thinking" efforts, along with timely submission of needed data and inputs is where the real money is saved. Major commitments of time and understanding have to be made by ALL levels within the organization. Decisions will have to be made and coordinated. It must be understood that it is not "just another piece of software" and we can just work around it.

The management commitment to the project, the quality of the in house resources committed (people directly assigned to the project) and the strength and empowerment of the Project Managment team is where the "saving" will be found.

And last but not least is the "contract" that is signed. If you give away the keys to the kingdom without restrictions, if you don't structure payment relative to performance and if real potentials for recovery for failure to perform don't exist, well then you end up with your insight for the next time. Of course that will be a long time coming, if your still in business.

Collapse -

ERP solution

by maxwell edison In reply to ERP solution

Greetings,

Do a TechRepublic search with the keyword "ERP". you'll get scores of articles and discussions on that very subject.

Maxwell

Collapse -

ERP solution

by oga_pikin In reply to ERP solution

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

ERP solution

by jereg In reply to ERP solution
Collapse -

ERP solution

by oga_pikin In reply to ERP solution

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

ERP solution

by oga_pikin In reply to ERP solution

This question was auto closed due to inactivity

Back to Community Forum
7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums