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ERP Readiness Assessment

The purpose of the readiness assessment review is to determine whether an organization is ready to implement an automated accounting or Enterprise Resource Planning program. The assessment is a measurement of the state of current processes before beginning an ERP implementation regardless of the chosen software product. The results will help ensure that an ERP implementation meets or exceeds the established goals that have been set for the initiative. It involves a wide range of questions and discussions.

 

DESCRIPTION

70% of all ERP implementation world-wide end up in failure. Some fail to reach the intended goal of meeting the organizations vision and mission.

Some fail to provide the accounting stability. Others fail to because of acceptance issues, acceptance to change, below par staff education levels. The least of the problems are not meeting the allocated budget and time constraints.
 

On the other hand, an ERP project touches every facet of the organization, whether physical or non-physical. The ERP will dictate changing or improving the business processes.
The ERP project will change the job descriptions of many users. Further, after the go-live phase, The ERP project will inevitably bring forward new efficiencies across the organization.
 

Every dimension will be assessed for readiness, compliance to standards and best practices. At the end, a roadmap will be produced which will guide the management and stakeholders on a path of structured tasks that must be executed in order to bring the organization in sync with the upcoming project of ERP deployment & implementation.

 

 

ERP ASSESSMENT READINESS SERVICE INCLUDE:

 

  • Corporate Philosophy, Vision and Mission
    The corporate Philosophy, Vision & Mission are reviewed and documented to ensure that all stakeholders have a common understanding of the values that drive the organization. This common understanding of business philosophy is vital to the success of any global initiative. Global business goals and objectives are reviewed and documented to ensure that there is consensus among the stakeholders regarding the path necessary to fulfill the vision and mission of the organization. These goals and objectives help establish specific ERP goals for guiding the team in making investment decisions on capability, scalability and cost.
     
  • ERP Business Goals and Objectives
    ERP Business goals and objectives are reviewed and documented to ensure that there is a clear definition and understanding of the business value that the ERP project is intended to deliver. These benchmarks become the baseline measurement for all decisions made regarding the design, execution of business processes, technology design, and implementation. With clear goals, the chances for a smooth implementation will increase and return on an ERP investment will be maximized.
     
  • Organizational Structure and Knowledge
    The organizational structure and knowledge levels will be reviewed and analyzed for suitability to an ERP implementation. The functions of corporate organizational units and their interrelationships will be analyzed to insure that clear lines of data and process ownership are defined and understood. Also, the organization will be evaluated in terms of its knowledge and training requirements toward the ERP investment, information sharing and the degree to which common, customer centric, business views are held.
     
  • Process and Data Flows Documentation
    All existing documentation of business processes and data flows will be recognized and reviewed with clients’ project staff to assess the general accuracy and completeness of the documentation. This documentation is key to designing the system and will ensure that the automated system will accurately reflect the complete business processes and the desired operational management controls.
     
  • Existing Technical and Data Infrastructure
    The existing network and systems infrastructure will be reviewed to identify any potential systems integration points and infrastructure enhancements that may be required as a result of an ERP implementation.
     
  • Functional Breakdown
    In preparing your organization to move to an automated system, all aspects of the current operating system must be evaluated in terms of automated standards. Each component portion of an accounting system will be reviewed and recommendations will be made for an alteration or up-grade in operating system to prepare for the eventual deployment of technology.
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