The time where ERP systems and other enterprise applications are implemented in one site only (e.g. one plant) are long gone. Global implementations became the rule years ago and many companies still start global implementation initiatives and rollout programs for ERP systems. Though, the template / rollout approach is not a new idea, it still offers many benefits, e.g. for process harmonization, reduction of implementation and operation costs or corporate and IT governance.
On the other hand there are still challenges to overcome: technical, organizational and cultural. Setting up the project teams, controlling team members travelling around the world, convincing local leadership, communicating and manage changes, ensure repeated use of proven project assets and realize economies of scale … not every service provider is capable of covering the breadth of potential issues and pitfalls.
How BearingPoint brings value
Only companies with a global footprint and consultants that are used to collaborating on a cross-country basis, are capable of managing the challenges of international template / rollout projects. Communication skills and cultural experience, combined with the know-how of globally harmonized business processes and technical experience of the major ERP packages, allow us to assist our clients in global rollouts. This perfectly matches our service offerings regarding global ERP strategy, global data strategy, global ERP governance, ERP architecture and global ERP operation.