An ERP implementation is a long-term project. Many multinational companies have taken years to implement their ERP systems by adopting a phased approach. Almost every single public company has expressed concerns in their annual reports that operations could be disrupted if their ERP software does not perform as expected at the time of “go live”. More often than not, the complexities related to either switching out of a legacy system to an ERP solution, implementing a new ERP system, or upgrading the current ERP system are always greater than expected. Therefore, it is extremely important to perform a comprehensive evaluation of your current ERP software in order to identify business process gaps, risks, and change management needs and recommendations.
If you are concerned that a comprehensive assessment of your current enterprise system might put an addition burden on an already tight budget, there is a solution. Just spent ten minutes to complete Panorama’s 2010 ERP Benchmark Survey. Your company will be entered into a drawing to receive a a complimentary, two-week Enterprise Systems & Processes Audit Program. Based on your organization’s needs and project status, the Panorama team will provide an assessment of one of the following three areas and make recommendations based upon their analysis.
- Assess your current IT environment and identify any potential risks.
- Assess your current business processes and the overall coverage of your current software solution.
- Access your organizational change, design and support due to your ERP system.
Regardless of what stage you are in with your ERP project – ERP selection, ERP implementation, or after go-live – you will no doubt benefit from the Enterprise Systems & Processes Audit Program. Seize the opportunity and take action now!
Blog entry written by Haoyan Sun, Research Analyst at Panorama Consulting Group.