ACME had been using SAP ERP for several decades. Each time they upgraded their system, they decided to keep the custom code, irrespective whether SAP offered a solution within their standard functionality. As years passed, the various upgrades were done by many different IT service providers. Nowadays no-one would know exactly how the system works as it did. It basically became a black box.
As ACME did not have the knowledge available for proper system analysis, any change to the existing code required an immense effort in unit testing, system testing, user acceptance testing and regression testing. And still, a perceived minor code correction could make the production system unstable. Many time this caused unscheduled outages, obviously not applauded by the employees, suppliers and clients.The unreliability of the IT solution became unbearable. It felt as if they were held hostage by their own ERP system. They need to gain control over their own processes. Else there was no chance to remain competitive and uphold their market share.
Our system is like a ticking time bomb, and we do not now which colour wire to cut.
You are aware that your system works as specified, but you have no idea how it works. How unfortunate that your documentation is not up-to-date. Therefore, you need to rely on the knowledge stored in the heads of various individuals. Even worse when you have outsourced your IT department, making you more dependent on your service provider.
You want to gain more control over your business. Hence you investigate whether it is cost effective to invest in a greenfield SAP ERP system. This time you want to stick as close to standard as possible.
What you need is the Agile Blueprint Visualiser™.
That allows you to quickly assess to what extend your business is able to fit the mould of a standard SAP ERP system. You want a methodology that allows a fast and reliable investigation. Also, you wish to see a working prototype, as seeing is believing.
On top that, you want independent advice without any strings attached.
Upholding the status quo is not an option anymore.
Change has to take place.
We can facilitate in supporting you in every component for change:
Vision + Skills + Incentives + Resources + Plan
Agile software development is the most suitable approach to get result within a short period of time.
Your first focus is to simplify your business processes linked to the payment receipt of the customer invoice. Gaining commitment from your workforce, suppliers and clients will be easier when you provide clarity how to simplify your business. This is best achieved by proving that you can transform your business to adhere to standard SAP ERP. This proof needs a prototype system. It offers the capability to train your key business experts and make them advocates for change.
Your road for change requires an agile approach.
With this method you apply short iterative cycles in which the new IT system will be developed and deployed, also referred to as a scrum. This team of people work as a unit with a common goal. Main objective is to challenge the status quo that prevents your company to make the breakthrough to exploit your Unique Selling Point and grow your business.
You want to simplify to multiply. However, you want to assess to what extend your business is ready to start this journey.
The Agile Blueprint Visualiser™, based on the methodology of the Fast Implementation Track™, will be your first step.
This agile business blueprinting, demonstrates the minimum IT system requirements to register incoming cash flow.The payment receipt of your customer invoice is like oxygen for your body: you need this to survive.
Fast Implementation Track™ for SAP ERP.
Deploy on time and within budget.
Confident it will be fit for purpose.