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ERP strategy definition and business alignment
Organizations continually strive to differentiate themselves in rapidly changing and demanding markets. SAP-based solutions are often the core enabler for efficient execution of related business processes. Agility, flexibility, reuse and reliability of SAP-based solutions as well as compatibility with other systems are essential to successfully adapt to such rapid business change. In most companies the IT-landscape has evolved over time through generations of enhancements, upgrades and integrations. Mergers and acquisitions additionally increase the diversity and complexity of IT and by that also raise costs and problems in adapting to changing business requirements. Hence, the way SAP-based solutions are built and operated needs to be changed from being reactive to business-driven – otherwise IT will severely constrain business performance and limit its ability to introduce new products and services into the market at the required speed of action and consistency with the business strategy.
How BearingPoint brings value
BearingPoint helps its clients to:
- Align business requirements across relevant regions and business units and derive business’ IT-expectations and gaps
- Formulate vision and mission of the IT department as well as resulting guidelines and principles for each relevant IT-subject
- Determine the optimal ERP application landscape including governance standards, IT-organization and IT-processes around that
- Derive required activities to implement the ERP strategy step-by-step, including project / program definition, resource estimate, cost estimate, business case and timeline (realization roadmap)
To design or rework an IT- or ERP-strategy you have to talk to and understand people in various positions in the company including business unit leaders and board members. There is no standardized decision tree where you insert the client’s situation, press the “do it” button and a machine produces the optimal IT/ERP-strategy. It is a much more interactive process where BearingPoint’s ERP-Strategy Experts quickly utilize what they have learnt, with what they know from the client, together with their experience from other clients to formulate the next question or idea – always respecting political factors which may be at least of equal importance.
Business and industry experience, strategic and economic mind-set, broad IT-knowledge, good practices from other clients and political integrity – our proven toolset for your new IT/ERP-strategy.