For Modern and Central Business Controlling
For many companies today, the implementation of an ERP system can be a valuable asset when it comes to centrally depicting business processes and company structures. Relevant information can be bundled and will enable quick informational value. Additionally, an ERP system complementary to your company needs can help you act faster and more flexibly in daily business.
In detail an ERP system enables you to:
- Shorten the processing time in tendering and order processing
- Harmonize and automate your business processes
- Optimize your master data quality respective to analysis and business controlling
- Decrease the amount of software systems needed for the company
- Improve efficiency
- Increase the capability to adapt to company and market changes
We Are Your Competent Partner in ERP Implementation
Aicomp has more than 10 years of experience in the implementation and the project business of the cloud solution SAP Business ByDesign.
Our consulting engages on eye-level through an experienced and flexible team, which can adjust their know-how according to client wishes at implementation. Should your requirement exceed our already extensive standard range of solutions, we will support you with own developments, with interface programming, for example.
For every function that is presented by SAP Business ByDesign, we have the appropriate know-how in our consulting team. That makes it possible for us to not only perform the technical implementation, but also help you translate the system processes to your in-house processes.
Especially when it comes to cost factors, SAP Business ByDesign has many advantages over on-premise ERP solutions with increasing possibilities for individualization.
Benefits of a Modern ERP
Improvement of Controlling
Through an integrated ERP you have the possibility to monitor every business process for every division in real time. You can therefore adapt quickly and flexibly to changes within the company or the market. Increased transparency will contribute to better performance within the market.
Improved Quality of Data
An ERP system replaces many isolated applications with completely integrated processes. That makes the repetitive, manual gathering of master data obsolete. Required data will be transferred automatically to the necessary sectors. Therefore, a complete procurement will be depicted at any given time.
Improvement in Efficiency
Modern ERP systems assure short processing times, but also ensure other important processes won’t be neglected. Every process is run through the system completely and connected with another activity.
Enhanced Standard of Security
An authorization concept assists in adhering to legal norms and inhouse regulations based on the technical security specifications within the system. You control the accessibility in the system. That means you determine who has access to which data and can adjust or work with said data if needed.
Which ERP is the right one for my company?
Every company should evaluate their need to transition to or implement an ERP system, prior to taking the next step. The size of the company, as well as the industry, can make a difference. In regard to its functionalities, every ERP on the market offers different benefits. SAP Business ByDesign, for example, can be useful for companies with 50 or more employees, the optimal workforce size for realizing Business ByDesign’s full potential.
It also makes sense to take a look at the development of the company and existing problems with processes, which may occur repeatedly. In particular, companies that have been experiencing growth will eventually realize that the capabilities of their current solutions are limited, resulting in the need to change. A reasonable thought at this point, would be to focus on a complete ERP system.
Naturally, direct costs and time factors should be considered when implementing an ERP system. The consideration between individual requirements and the existing standards should be executed conscientiously.
Challenges of ERP implementation
If you are about to implement an ERP system, you should always check first if you can fit the criteria of the required resources. Since using the software will be an unfamiliar process, you need to make sure that enough employees are assigned to the project to perform the processes of the company in a proper way and make sure people are getting involved with the software. Additionally, there is the implementation approach itself. While the coaching approach offers you a competent implementation partner, who transfers knowledge and hosts workshops, your employees are still required to gather as much know-how as possible on their own. The need for a company’s own staff deployment is high.
The other approach would be a complete implementation, which will save you time, since most of the tasks are on the side of your partner. Please note though, that if during the implementation process your employees do not achieve the needed knowledge on how to use the software, additional training provided by the implementation partner may be necessary. Your employees should be open to the new solution. To achieve that, you have to inform employees in a timely manner and define the processes that will be handled by the new software. If there will be procedural changes, employees have to be properly trained (Change Management). If processes are not running smoothly, the problem often lies with insufficiently trained employees, in which case they will need to reestablish their knowledge of the software.
Data migration is an important asset within ERP implementation. If the master data is well prepared, it can make the implementation a lot easier. When auditing the master data, it is often noticed that the quality is not sufficient enough and has to possibly be created again during the running process. Especially when migrating many isolated applications, the data quality or its structure is often not adequate enough and has to be approached quickly, in order to not be a nuisance to the time table.