The Business Process Review Case for ERP Selection
How to Select the Best ERP System: What You Need to Know to Make the Right Decision with a Business Process Review (BPR)
Many companies will look to replace or upgrade their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems due to several factors – whether it is no longer supported, running on outdated versions, is too slow or has outgrown the business needs and doesn’t support the company growth and expansion plans, along with the myriad of challenges which these present – are all key factors which will ultimately drive the Solution exploration journey for any ERP Project.
When changing ERP Systems, the ambition should be to aspire to find the best ERP Solution which will empower your true business potential for performance and growth – in essence to operate at its best, for now and into the future.
To help you to achieve this – is where The Business Process Review Case for ERP Selection Phase of any ERP Implementation Project is critical. An effective and well thought out BPR is the foundation on which the success of an ERP implementation lies. A BPR will cover all the key phases of an ERP project from system design, pilot phase, user training & user adoption and much more and which all rely heavily on clearly defined roadmaps of all the business processes – current and new.
Many businesses make the mistake at the first hurdle of the ERP Project, and which is that they greatly under-estimate the real ROI of the BPR phase. The approach taken might well be that this is all just about “mapping out the old into the new” and where this tactic may well present you with a new system but might well just replicate the old legacy operational in-efficiencies and constraints which drove you to the ERP Project in the first instance!
While it is important to map out the processes, the real value add lies with a comprehensive Business Process Review with your ERP Implementation Partner. A good ERP Partner will start the process by having a clear understanding of your strategy and to challenge all the processes for the pros and cons, share their knowledge with regards to ERP and Industry best practice and essentially work with you and the team to implement new and improved business processes across the business and all supported by your new ERP Solution!
When performing your ERP exploration & discovery phase for any ERP business applications project, it is critical that you understand all of the organisation’s systems, processes and data. In this blog, we have have highlighted some of the key areas for consideration and the many benefits a well planned and executed business process review will bring to your organisation.
The Business Process Review Case for ERP Selection – Some Key Benefits & Strategies:
- An Enabler of Change
- Smooth Implementation
- Identify all the Risks – Known & unknown!
- Manage All expectations & increase User Satisfaction
- Senior Management and key stakeholders’ commitment & buy-in
- Greater user Adoption
- Embraces a culture of Change
- Team Collaboration
- Empowers Inclusivity
- Identify & Outline Your Goals & Objectives for Your ERP
- Set the Goals – Know the reasoning Behind Your Decision for a New ERP System
- Strategic reasons to replace your ERP solution
- The Tactical reasons for replacing your ERP solution
- Future Proof your ERP Investment
- Recruit Management Sponsors to Help Drive the Selection Process
- Build the Software Selection Team
- Know your ERP Features and Functions
- Know your ERP Infrastructure
- Know your ERP Deployment Options
- Know & understand Other ERP System Considerations
- Review Available Third-Party Add-Ons
- ERP Partner Selection Process
- Understand the ROI of your ERP Technology Investment expectations
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Business Process Review – Our Services:
Like any good implementation – should always start with a Business Process Review and the right ERP Implementation Partner. Essentially, you want to have a defined Roadmap to Success for your Dynamics 365 Implementation. BPR’s are mainly requested for key aeras such as:
- Project Costs & Budgets
- Implementation Scoping process
- Workflow instruction for a holistic end-to-end view of the project
- Continuous process improvement plans
At Simply Dynamics, the key aim of our business process review services is to take a closer look at every area of the business, every detail of daily tasks and any associated risk factors. By doing this, the real expectations of what the ERP system can do will be set. This will help in the long run to engage end-users in realistically using the solution and support the user-adoption process and ensure you enjoy the many benefits of the ROI in your ERP Technology Investments.
To learn more about how your organisation can drive your Business Success with the right ERP Selection Process – Contact Us Now or why not request a Free 30 Minute Consultation with our Dynamics 365 ERP & CRM Specialists Now – we’re here to help