It’s interesting that so much change is happening as we approach Easter. A time traditionally to reflect and be inspired by new beginnings. The South African Rand has strengthened, not just as the Dollar weakens, but because there are now
Month: March 2018
ERP to Support your Enterprise Investments and Divestments
Nowadays a critical part of the enterprise lifecycle are the ERP system changes brought about by investments and divestments. For an enterprise, the choice of business unit to buy or sell and the systems they run, can be the difference between remaining in business or not.
Embrace Social Business
Millennials continue to enter the work force in increasing numbers. Their familiarity with social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc., is driving the demand for information at their fingertips. This is also the source of reference when they need to learn more about people, companies or events. It makes sense then that, if we adjust applications accordingly, this younger generation of workers can easily and comfortably function within the ERP environment with minimal training.
How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 2
As promised in my previous blog, here are 5 more tips to reduce the pain of implementing an ERP system and to improve the chances of meeting all of your business expectations.
Make Scoping a Priority
Scoping is key – it’s all about understanding the scale of the project you are about to undertake. Understand what is achievable in the given timeframe and manage expectations accordingly. The bigger the implementation, the more time will be required. A clear scope of delivery keeps the project on the straight and narrow as you know what should be achieved, by when, and by whom – so should never fall behind. Splitting the scope into manageable phases, each one delivering value, is often the key to balancing momentum and complexity.
How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 1
The benefits of a new ERP system are multi-fold – simplified processes, greater visibility, improved traceability and accountability, increased efficiency and reduced costs to name but a few – but implementing ERP is a huge undertaking for any business. Whether it’s an upgrade or a completely new system, there will be challenges to overcome at each stage of the process. However, that’s not to say that a smooth implementation is impossible. I want to demonstrate how, with the right planning, the right ERP partner and the right approach, businesses can ensure they are ideally placed for a smooth and successful implementation.