Today’s enterprises have ample opportunities to leverage the advantages derived from being globally operated in order to continuously improve and sustain long-term success. End-to-end visibility, global brand advantages, sourcing and procurement power, and the ability to move quickly on market opportunities are all examples of benefits of globalization. The most successful companies today are those that can anticipate rather than react to those signals.
In an effort to sustain growth, profitability, and competitive advantages, many executives are looking to enterprise transformation projects hoping to align their people, workstreams, and information flows investments more closely together, globally, to create more efficient and effective operations, resulting in higher value to their customers.
Unfortunately, we find that while many companies have made investments in enterprise transformation projects looking to gain improvements, make work repeatable, remove waste, and increase value to their customers – few have actually achieved the business results they targeted.
We believe this is because many organizations still view today’s business transformation project as a “traditional ERP implementation”.
One main challenge associated with "traditional ERP implementations" is putting too much focus and emphasis on technology while ignoring the true heart of every enterprise transformation project – the people and workstreams that are enabled by those systems.
The most successful businesses today did not view their enterprise transformation journey as an ERP implementation. Instead, they viewed it as an opportunity to improve performance through more efficient work streams, enabling their people to increase the value provided to customers.
These organizations engaged the time and expertise required to properly define their current and ideal business flows prior to selecting the software that best supports those workstreams. By shifting the focus from technology to the workstreams that deliver the most value for customers, these companies established a foundation for continually improving business performance. And, they consciously invested in Change Management to ensure that all internal and external users could easily adopt these changes.
Companies that embrace business transformation with Merit Solutions can expect to achieve the following benefits:
Merit Solutions works with clients to understand and triangulate their exact business needs in terms of people, workstreams, and enabling systems. From future state business process mapping to systems analysis, fit-gap process definition and scoping, sourcing, design and deployment, integration with other systems, and on-going support – we provide end-to-end global services that help clients successfully transform their business and build a foundation that continuously flows value to their customers.
Good project management is fundamental. Simply put, without a capable and experienced project manager you cannot ensure effective control over project scope, resources, budget, schedule and overall quality.
Without understanding the impacts to the people that make up an organization when introducing change, it can be difficult to achieve success in any activity that requires change.
When a company is considering replacing their existing or acquiring a new ERP system there is part of the entire process that sometimes is left out or left to chance.
Unfortunately, we find that while many companies have made investments in enterprise transformation projects - few have actually achieved the business results they targeted.
Many companies put off selecting a new ERP system because it’s a complicated and expensive undertaking. When you make the right choices, though, the process becomes less daunting and even welcome.
Becoming a lean organization is not a single step or even a finite undertaking such as a typical project. Adopting lean must be a journey that the entire organization takes as a unit.
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To deliver optimum customer satisfaction, operational performance, and business success – organizations must be able to provide products and efficiently capture, access, and share operations data in the right way with the right entities.
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