Develop an Actionable ERP Strategy and Roadmap

Avoid overspend and underutilization by taking a strategic approach.

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Disregarding an ERP strategy and roadmap can lead to:

  • Misalignment of business priorities and ERP initiatives.
  • Overspend and underutilization with respect to the ERP environment.
  • Poor communication and stakeholder involvement.

Upfront strategic planning leads to:

  • An ERP roadmap that connects business targets to actionable initiatives.
  • Prioritization of initiatives that align with business goals.
  • Clear communication of the ERP portfolio.

Module 1: Analysis of Current Portfolio

The Purpose

  • Discovery of current processes and applications within the ERP landscape.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Inventory of current ERP processes and applications

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Conduct an inventory collection of key ERP applications.
  • ERP application inventory
1.2 Conduct an inventory of key processes related to the ERP applications.
  • ERP processes compiled
1.3 Develop a high-level current state map of applications.
  • Current state of application portfolio

Module 2: ERP Needs and Solution Alternatives

The Purpose

  • Determine pains and opportunities that exist within the ERP landscape from key business and IT stakeholders.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Future state solutions

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Determine remediation alternatives for current applications and validate with IT.
  • Future application needs
2.2 Review future solution alternatives for ERP – maintain, augment, optimize, transform, hybrid vs. cloud, etc.
  • Alternative solutions

Module 3: Gap Analysis and Strategic Initiatives

The Purpose

  • Perform a brief gap analysis between future and current state.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • ERP initiatives derived from the analysis of gaps

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Using gap analysis, identify application initiatives and categorize by objective.
  • Gap analysis
3.2 Define and prioritize application portfolio business value metrics.
  • ERP portfolio objectives
3.3 Determine the level of urgency to implement each initiative.
  • Initiatives list

Module 4: ERP Roadmap

The Purpose

  • Produce a brief description of each initiative and identify initiative timeline and dependencies.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Detailed roadmap for ERP along with a communication strategy

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Prioritize application initiatives.
4.2 Develop 3-5-year ERP roadmap.
  • Detailed 3-5-year ERP roadmap
4.3 Develop main executive communication messages.
  • Executive communication messages

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