Mobilize the Workforce by Mobilizing ERP

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Your Challenge

  • Organizations who want to embrace the mobile trend usually begin with a customer-facing application. The biggest financial gains, however, can be realized by mobilizing internal business processes and therefore mobilizing ERP.
  • IT often does not know where to start when deciding which business process should be mobilized first.
  • Organizations must first decide whether mobile ERP is right for them, and then decide how to pursue mobile ERP before the IT project can begin.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Mobile ERP is not as simple as buying the latest mobile ERP add-on from your ERP vendor. Starting with a comprehensive business process assessment will save valuable time and resources.
  • Exception handling by management will be a key source of value from mobilizing your ERP system.
  • There are many different routes for pursuing mobile ERP; assessing your IT department’s ability to develop mobile applications will be the core activity to determine which route is best for your organization.

Impact and Result

  • Increase usage of your ERP system by end users and make the management team in your organization more efficient by allowing them to handle exceptions on the fly.
  • Turn the old ERP system everyone hates using into a lean and sleek software application that drives measurable improvements in productivity.
  • Save over $45,000 when mobilizing your ERP system with Info-Tech’s Project Blueprint.

Mobilize the Workforce by Mobilizing ERP

1

Assess the reality of mobile ERP in your enterprise

Determine if and how your organization should pursue mobile ERP.

2

Build the business case and gather requirements for your mobile ERP application

Gain end-user feedback to build the optimal mobile ERP application.

3

Build the mobile ERP application

Anticipate the implementation of your mobile ERP project.

4

Launch the mobile ERP application

Prepare for roll-out of your brand new mobile ERP application.

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Module 1: Assess the current state

The Purpose

  • To determine if your organization should pursue mobile ERP

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A go or no go decision regarding your organization’s need for mobile ERP

Activities:
Outputs

1.1

Rank enterprise goals

  • A go or no go decision

1.2

External trend analysis

  • Business process mobility assessment

1.3

Business process assessment

  • Potential value by business process identified

1.4

Opportunity Assessment

  • Assessment of current mobile ERP inventory

1.5

Identification of current mobile capabilities

Module 2: Move forward with mobile ERP

The Purpose

  • Assess your organization’s mobile development maturity level

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A recommendation about how to pursue mobile ERP given your organization’s mobile development maturity level

Activities:
Outputs

2.1

Assessment of design capabilities

  • Mobile development maturity assessment

2.2

Assessment of development capabilities

  • A recommended course of action to pursue mobile ERP

2.3

Assessment of testing capabilities

2.4

Assessment of maintenance capabilities

Module 3: Craft a business case

The Purpose

  • Build the business case for mobile ERP and sell it to senior management

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A heavily quantitative based business case
  • Tip for securing a senior management champion

Activities:
Outputs

3.1

Mobile ERP benefit assessment

  • Business case deliverable completed

3.2

Mobile ERP cost assessment

Module 4: Determine ERP form and function

The Purpose

  • To gather mobile ERP requirements with use cases and design solution using end user workshops

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Provide a template to capture all mobile ERP use cases
  • Best practice workshop activities to gain end user feedback with limited effort and time commitment

Activities:
Outputs

4.1

Use case development

  • Established use cases

4.2

Data assessment

  • Analysis of the data requirements for mobile ERP

4.3

Form factor analysis

  • Analysis of form factors to use when pursing mobile ERP

4.4

Platform analysis

  • Analysis of the platforms that can be used when developing mobile ERP

4.5

Application type recommendation

  • Analysis of what type of application should be build given certain process constraints

4.6

User interface design workshop activities

  • Workshop activities to speed up the UX design process

Module 5: Implement the project

The Purpose

  • Implement your mobile ERP project

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Best practice analysis for implementing the mobile ERP project
  • A populated project plan

Activities:
Outputs

5.1

Understand how to manage an internal development process

  • A populated mobile ERP project plan

5.2

Develop a vendor management strategy

  • A thorough understanding of best practices for managing vendors

5.3

How to test your new mobile ERP application

  • High level overview of best practices from the Software Development Life Cycle framework

5.4

Maintaining your mobile ERP application

5.5

Develop a monitoring program to gauge the success of the application

Module 6: Roll out the app

The Purpose

  • Prepare for roll-out of your brand new mobile ERP application

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand best practices for rolling out a mobile ERP application

Activities:
Outputs

6.1

Corporate app store analysis

  • A thorough understanding of best practices for app distribution, communication, and end user training

6.2

Communication best practices

  • Describe how to use the Process Based Documentation template

6.3

End user training best practices

6.4

Document the business processes

Search Code: 74596
Published: April 4, 2014
Last Revised: April 4, 2014