A Fortune 1000 company was planning an implementation effort for SAP -
across the three continents in which it operated. The company had grown
over the years through a series of international acquisitions (in
China, India and Eastern Europe) and had a wide variety of legacy
systems and business processes. Process compatibility, historical data
archival and system transition were areas of major concern.
Prior to the transition, the company's business processes were
restructured to assure compatibility with SAP and to gain greater
efficiency and customer satisfaction. Orr & Boss also provided
analyses, direction, and training to minimize transition disruption and
to smooth integration.
- Pre-planning allowed the company to implement the ERP
system with minimal customization. (Customization often dramatically
increases implementation costs, complexity and time.)
- Careful pre-planning assured that the company's legacy data
was compatible with ERP.
- These two factors, minimal customization and legacy data
retention, were critical in allowing the company to implement ERP on
schedule, within budget and without undo disruption to the business.