As the primary steps in realizing true ERP business change, project teams also come across technology selection and execution. Enterprise technology plays a major role in those transitions, with ERP as a foundational technology. Companies that are new to modern ERP systems are often quickly overwhelmed by the technology environment and limit their reach to incorporate a portion of the features they have bought.
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We see a number of explanations for this approach in our experience.
Capital Constraints: The producer or distributor could be forced to find the right resources for a complete digital transformation. With conflicting goals, budget, time and staffing are all at a premium.
Technology Overload: If teams leap straight into corporate technology presentations, such as watching ERP demos, for instance, they can be distracted by the "bells and whistles" of today's systems. Today's ERP provides features they didn't have before and could never have realized that they existed.
Resistance To Change: It is likely that the majority of the company is simply not prepared for dramatic changes in procedures, depending on the maturity of the organization and the background of employees. As they perceive change as risky and too much work, functional teams can hold on to existing processes. This is where management of organizational change comes into play, in order to develop processes and structures to counter user resistance.
It is common for teams to concentrate on short-term outcomes instead of achieving ERP business change for sustainable progress. In general, the goal is to bring modern technologies to life, up and run with a new system, and quickly achieve stability. Which project does not have the "On Time, On Budget" and "Minimal Business Impact" goals?
But is the company happy with the results after the dust settles?
The majority of teams are so relieved that they've survived and it's over. Unfortunately, it is at this stage that teams understand that they have invested valuable money, with just certain enhancements and new features, to simply implement a system that does much of the same things they did before.
A stronger approach to transforming driving
But what is changed when a company adds new technologies in addition to current processes? Not much unless the emphasis is on transforming the improvement of business processes.
We take a different tactic as an independent ERP consulting team when it comes to true transformation. Each of Ultra's engagements maximizes the benefit of the assessment, selection and implementation of each enterprise technology and drives the transformation of business processes.
We do this by taking the time to identify the correct procedures, ensuring that they are used efficiently in the project, avoiding the pitfalls common to ERP choices, assessments and implementations. That is the road to business transformation for ERP.
Transforming the business processes involves building a vision of the future state from the current state using an ERP framework as a technology enabler, and then identifying the business value for the project.
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