Select an Enterprise Application

Selecting a best-fit solution requires balancing needs, cost, and vendor capability.

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Selecting and implementing an EAS solution without a plan leads to:

  • Massive budget and time overruns
  • Marginal benefits realization\
  • Poor adoption and high operational costs

Planning your EAS solution selection and implementation upfront leads to:

  • Traceability of decision making
  • Ability to effectively forecast resource requirements
  • High adoption rates and low maintenance costs

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Module 1: Workshop debrief – Prepare for implementation

The Purpose

  • Review evaluation framework.
  • Prepare for implementation.

Key Benefits Achieved

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Support the project team in establishing the evaluation framework.
  • Evaluation framework considerations.
1.2 Discuss demo scripts scenarios.
  • Demo script considerations.
1.3 Discuss next steps and key items in preparation for the implementation.
  • RFP considerations.

Module 2: Workshop Preparation

The Purpose

The facilitator works with the team to verify organizational readiness for EAS project and form the EAS project team.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Level-set on organizational readiness for EAS
  • Organizational project alignment

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Introduce the workshop and complete an overview of activities.
2.2 Complete organizational context assessment to level-set understanding.
2.3 Complete EAS readiness assessment.
  • EAS readiness assessment
2.4 Form EAS selection team.
  • Structured EAS selection team

Module 3: Mapping Capabilities to Prioritizing Requirements

The Purpose

  • Determine the business capabilities and process impacted by the EAS.
  • Determine what the business needs to get out of the EAS solution.
  • Build the selection roadmap and project plan.

Key Benefits Achieved

Business and ERP solution alignment

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Map business capabilities/processes.
  • Business capability/process map
3.2 Inventory application and data flow.
  • List or map of application + data flow
3.3 List EAS requirements.
3.4 Prioritize EAS requirements.
  • Prioritized EAS requirements

Module 4: Vendor Landscape and your RFP

The Purpose

  • Understand EAS market product offerings.
  • Readying key RFP aspects and expected vendor responses.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Shortlist of vendors to elicit RFP response.
  • Translated EAS requirements into RFP.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Build RFP.
  • Draft of RFP template.
4.2 Build vendor response template.
  • Draft of vendor response template.

Module 5: How to Evaluate Vendors

The Purpose

  • Prepare for demonstration and evaluation.
  • Establish evaluation criteria.

Key Benefits Achieved

Narrow your options for ERP selection to best-fit vendors.

Activities: Outputs:
5.1 Run an RFP evaluation simulation.
  • Draft of demo script template.
5.2 Establish evaluation criteria.
  • Draft of evaluation criteria.
5.3 Customize the RFP and Demonstration and Scoring Tool.
  • Draft of RFP and Demonstration and Scoring Tool.
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