Develop an Actionable ERP Strategy and Roadmap

Avoid overspend and underutilization by taking a strategic approach.

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Your Challenge

  • ERP projects impact the entire organization – they are not limited to just financial and operating metrics. The disruption is felt during both implementation and in the production environment.
  • Missteps due to a lack of strategy can cost time as well as financial resources. Over half of ERP projects fail to achieve their planned business objectives.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • An ERP strategy is an ongoing communication tool for the business.
  • Accountability for ERP success is shared between IT and the business.
  • An actionable roadmap provides a clear path to benefits realization.

Impact and Result

  • Align the ERP strategy and roadmap with business priorities; securing buy-in from the business for the program.
  • Identification of gaps, needs, and opportunities in relation to business processes; ensuring the most critical areas are addressed.
  • Assess alternatives for the critical path(s) most relevant to your organization’s direction.
  • Develop a roadmap that promotes structure and accountability by categorizing and prioritizing work initiatives, and by identifying resources, timelines, and investment.

Develop an Actionable ERP Strategy and Roadmap

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should Develop an Actionable ERP Strategy and Roadmap, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.


1

Harness the value of ERP

Create the project vision and structure, and map the current state.

2

Conduct the intake process and evaluate strategy alternatives

Conduct an operational assessment and evaluate solution alternatives.

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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