Many organizations have made investments in digital transformation with the goal of gaining improvements, making work repeatable, removing waste and increasing value for customers – but how many can say that this goal has actually been achieved?
In order to sustain growth, profitability and competitive advantage, many executives are looking to digital transformation to align their people, work streams and information flows to create more efficient and effective operations resulting in higher value for their customers.
However, some leaders still view these projects as a “traditional ERP implementation”.
Read our whitepaper to learn more about the top five best practices that will ensure true digital transformation while mitigating risk and driving long-term value:
Business Process Modelling
A model-based engineering sub-discipline that can be applied to the business analysis and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations.
Fit Gap Analysis
Fit gap analysis is a problem-solving methodology. It helps you identify gaps in your current business processes and then the solutions to fill them.
An important part of any project, but it is crucial when going through a digital transformation. Implementing new systems and workflows involve documenting and improving activities within the organization, and employees need to be properly trained to handle the changes to their roles, responsibilities, and tasks.
It is important to have a good project management plan in place before you bring your project to ensure success. In-depth planning and risk mitigation is to make your transformation project a success.
Organizations usually have information flows and enterprise applications that manage data from different areas of your business that aren’t necessarily your ERP. Starting with clearly defined objectives and company-wide buy-in is the first step in the art of systems integration. Whether this is done in-house or outsourced, don’t forget to include thorough testing in your project plan to avoid surprises during go-live.
The most successful businesses today did not view their digital transformation journey as an ERP implementation but an opportunity to improve performance through more efficient business processes resulting in higher value for customers. They also engaged sufficient time and expertise to properly define their current and ideal business flows prior to selecting the best software for them. Learn more about the best practices here.