ERP transformation is a lucrative, yet undoubtedly risky endeavor, with a diverse set of driving factors. It could be that your current ERP system doesn’t align with what you want to achieve. It could be that the various departments of your organization are running on multiple and disparate software systems, limiting your ability to conduct meaningful analysis and cross-enterprise visibility.
The common driving factor
The desire to dramatically improve efficiency and profitability drives any ERP transformation. Despite the initial expense, bringing in a company-wide standardized software solution to streamline your processes, reduce human error, and easily extrapolate data analysis will result in long-term benefits. Surely a compelling motive for undertaking such a huge change!
ERP transformations mean large-scale change
They are not just an update, the addition of a new module, or the implementation of extra features to an existing system. Transformation creates a company-wide disruption and ultimately quantum leaps in improvement. It is also crucial to have in mind that technology, as critical as it is, is by no account the sole ingredient in transformation.
We should never underestimate the importance of change management in achieving ERP transformation success. The company-wide modifications that occur through ERP transformation reach across people, processes, customers, technology, data management, and. All the software knowledge in the world won’t make a successful implementation without these more important non-technical factors, which is why Signavio has put together a 7 step guide to help you plan your ERP transformation.
Navigating your way through an ERP transformation
Signavio’s 7 step model details the importance of, testing and change management within an ERP transformation project, and suggests ways in which organizations can maximize returns from undertaking such a task.
Harnessing the potential and capacity of your whole team is imperative to ensure you get the most out of your ERP transformation. We recommend that for each step in our guide you consider the suggested outcomes, review the suggested actions, and then ask what mechanisms you already have which could be repurposed or reinvigorated to achieve those outcomes.
From scoping out your goals and refining the details of your project plan to reviewing your achievements, the Signavio 7 Step Guide to ERP Transformation will give you the framework you need to be successful in your endeavour.
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