ERP: The processes matter!
19 Jan

ERP: It all depends on the processes!

He who always does what he can already do always remains what he already is? ? Henry Ford already recognised this. Or if we become clear: ?if you don't do shit process digitise, then you have a shit digital process?. The words of the CEO of Telefónica Deutschland AG describe exactly the misconception that many companies still fall prey to and miscalculate in the calculation ERP = success.

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There is no such thing as the optimal ERP standard software.

Good advice is expensive ? but absolutely necessary here. Don't let yourself be talked into a super-saving package and 'of course it works for you too'. The optimal ERP standard software do not exist. Process variants, on the other hand, are as numerous as there are processes, and a good provider knows his system so well that he can sometimes say: that won't work here. In this case, there is still the option of not having the software adapted (expensive), but the company (flexible). And in many cases the better alternative...

Questions you have about your processes:

  • Are my processes controllable and transparent?
  • Are my processes sufficiently automated?
  • Do my processes have a secure flow?
  • Are my processes uniformly integrated?

If you have answered all the questions with yes, you will have plenty of time for the ?important? things in the company. Errors hardly ever occur and all processes always run smoothly. Sure?

Process optimisation with the ERP provider

Perhaps it would be better to start with the "Process optimisation"as ERP integration. However, providers who understand business consulting can usually help here. This can also be advantageous for the wallet, if one consults the options in the system when planning the target processes. Or as Ford would say: "The secret of success is to understand the other person's point of view".

 

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