The aim of introducing an ERP system is holistic management of all company resources to increase the efficiency of operational processes, regardless of whether it is a small, medium-sized or large company.
- The search for the right provider
Once the list of requirements has been created, preparations for introducing an S-Metric ERP consulting move on to the next phase. The search for the right provider usually takes several weeks.
- Create functional specifications
The focus of the consideration is the defined requirements from the specifications. To find out which solution best meets the requirements, and whether and to what extent adjustment programming is necessary, extensive tests of various ERP solutions are usually carried out.
- Set up the test system
So that the employees in the company can familiarize themselves with the ERP system at an early stage, a test system is set up after the formal acceptance of the specifications.
- Demo and tests with real data only
To convince the customer of the solution, real data is more than helpful. For example, if the company trades in clothing, then test data on technical items such as computer or printer supplies would only create confusion and make it difficult to identify system advantages.
- Realize adjustments
Customization programming does not always follow a consistent pattern. With classic programming, all adjustments are first programmed and then implemented at the customer’s site in one go.
- Take the opportunity to clean up data
The ERP introduction is not only associated with new challenges but also offers a unique opportunity for systematic data cleansing.
- Organize training
Whether training takes place after all data has been completely transferred or before that depends on the process organization of the introduction and the complexity of the ERP system.
- Create documentation
All adjustments and processes must be documented in detail. This also applies to the department-specific expertise in dealing with the new ERP system, because it makes the training of new employees much easier.