ERP Analysis & Improvement

ERP Analysis & Improvement

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is used to integrate all a business’s processes to help streamline and automate workflows to reduce human error and increase the efficiency of resources. ERP systems, are much more extensive than Material Resource Planning (MRP) systems. In addition to helping you manage manufacturing processes, they also help you manage full business processes.

An ERP can help you manage main cross-functional business processes, often maintained by software and technology. It keeps all your business’s data in one place and as such increases the quality of your data. This allows companies to automate back-office functions relating to human resources, supply chain management, customer relationship management, financial management technology resource planning, inventory management and other services. 

Our team committed professionals will analyze your current resource planning processes and, working with your organization, provide recommendations for areas of improvement or automation.

Proper modeling of business process in an ERP unlocks many potential improvements by providing access to the information needed to be optimized

Although ERP systems are expensive and can be a significant investment for your organization, they can unify your IT costs and improve efficiency. Instead of paying for several IT systems that would require dedicated resources, infrastructure and support teams, ERPs allow you to focus these costs into just one system. Using a single system also reduces training requirements as you only need to learn one system.

This is one of the biggest benefits of having an ERP system. As a result of having all major business processes managed and run through a single system, it allows data from every department to be easily accessible. This makes it easier for you and your leadership team to make well informed data-driven decisions to improve business functions. Also, it increases collaboration between different business functions and streamlines tasks.

Having an ERP system means that your business has a single source of truth for all of its major business processes. As a result, accurate reports can be generated that gives a holistic picture of how your business is performing. This allows you to make well-informed decisions.

ERP systems allow you to store client information in a centralized location. This allows your team to focus on what’s important, maintaining and building customer relationships instead of maintaining and managing spreadsheets.

As a business grows, one of its greatest challenges is managing increased system requirements. This can cause major roadblocks affecting your business’s quality and efficiency to deliver value to customers. ERP systems can be a great investment for the future of your organization as you plan to grow and develop as they are very scalable.

  • Ensures standardized data across regions, and cross-functional areas
  • Accurate reporting aligned to business needs and scheduling minimizing manual tracking and ad hoc reporting
  • ERP becomes single source of data truth vs. having many areas of data management
  • Minimizes manual entry and use of Excel
  • Reduces complexity and effort to address requests
  • Feeds data from software to populate inventory reporting requirements
  • Increases adaptability to changing regulatory requirements
  • Allows for improved inventory management by:
  • Adjusting to production changes
  • Reducing obsolete or expired product
  • Controlling manufacturing cost
  • Allowing for customization cost forecasting

Integrating an ERP into your organization

Optimizing an ERP system will depend on its aligned capability to your business requirements, and a robust training and measurable usage process to drive accountability. Every ERP system is different and as such, we partner with your key stakeholders to identify your unique business needs to provide recommendations to improve your current system and increase automation. We will bring your organization through this process, with the below considerations in mind to ensure a successful ERP implementation

Capability

  • Ensure system capability aligns to the needs of business (e.g. data inputs and outputs, reporting format and frequency)
  • We ensure robust securities are in place
  • Introduce permissions specific to role, functional area, and region
  • Ensure compliance to segregation of duties

Change Management

  • Ensure logical implementation and training schedule is in place, addressing prioritized needs of the organization
  • Create and deliver customized training programs based on level, role, and region
  • Identify system champions to serve as experts in ERP system, and its capabilities to ensure maximum capability usage
  • Instill tracking process to ensure usage by user

Compliance

  • Investigate metrics to measure usage and compliance