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ERP implementation in SME. Factors affecting in implementation, Need for ERP in SME, ERP implementation strategies, functions of ERP consultant,

ERP implementation in SME. Factors affecting in implementation, Need for ERP in SME, ERP implementation strategies, functions of ERP consultant,

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  • Emmanual Ahoulou Mehak Narula Amit Chougule Xingtong Li
  • What is ERP ?In 1990 ERP CONCEPT was described as an innovative business software which can be developed to create a shared database acrross multiple business units.ERP is an enterprise –wide information system that facilitates the flow of information and coordinates all ressources and activities within the organization.
  • ERP System in SME SME uses ERP to reduce costs to improve the profit margins. Need of proven methods to streamline operations and improve thheir customer’s experience. To synchronize changes between systems. Consolidates applications could bring more control to cross-functional processes for manufacturing, finance, human ressources, marketing and sales. Provides a real time enterprise-wide view of the business for faster and more effective decision making. Shortens production lead times and delivery times. Helps build a common vision throughout the enterprise. Cross-departmental coordination and execution workflows quite challenging without erp solution. Consolidates multiple permissions and security procedures into a single framework which reduces the risk of losing or exposing sensitive data. ERP boost productivity and worker output, it can dramatically reduce operating and overhead expenses.
  • ERP System in SME Another reason an ERP solution is so critical is their ability to increase information consistency and accuracy. Most importantly, an ERP solution makes it easier for employees at all levels – from front line staff members and team supervisors to senior managers and executives – to assess company performance and understand their impact on it. ERP solutions enable effective objective setting, and allow everyone to monitor progress towards that goal.
  • NEED OF ERP System Companies require immediate informations business processes( stock, order, profits).ERP gathers all the information into a single framework to improve their effectiveness. ERP system is customizable, standard application software includes integrated business solutions for the core processes and the main administrative functions. SME need to implement an integrated information system in order to stay competitive and customer-orient Some need to reduce costs constantly to stay competitive and increase the profits margins.
  • BUSINESS PROCESSREENGINEERINGProcesses, organization, structure and information technologies are the key components of BPR which automates business processes accross the enterprise and provide a well designed information system.Organisation has two options to consider while implementing ERP.
  • ERP implementing strategies. Big bang - Implementation happens in a single instance. All users move to the new system on a given date. Phased rollout - Changeover occurs in phases over an extended period of time. Users move onto new system in a series of steps.  Phased rollout by module  Phased rollout by business unit  Phased rollout by geography Parallel adoption - Both the legacy and new ERP system run at the same time. Users learn the new system while working on the old.
  • Factors affecting ERPimplementation Data Provided Parrallel Systems Training & Testing Expectations from ERP systems Employee Retention Design & Testing Stakeholders should be identified in initial phases.
  • Issues & Challenges Awareness Perception Earlier Implementation Approach to Implementation Cost Change Management
  • Case Study - Custom EngineeringSolutions Two major divisions  Electromechanical Motors & Equipment  Electronic Control Systems ERP SYSTEM JUSTIFICATION  The Need for New Systems  Justifications for a New ERP System  Support niche market strategy  Provide better cost data  Improve the accuracy of financial reporting
  • An Enterprise ResourcePlanning Consultant Represents a contractor, firm or team of consultants that include project management, technical and functional resources or most likely a combination of all of these in one.
  • The Functions of an ERP Consultant Knowledge brought by a consultant is the most important asset. "Change management," which is part communications, part training, part strategy and part hand-holding is another important function. If your organization does not change with the system, you get less value for your efforts. Can act as an advisor - He has been there and done that and can give options along with consequences of taking those options.
  • BenefitsWhile ERP consultants can be expensive, if used properly they can save time and money while implementing a more trouble-free system.One of the key benefits is "knowledge transfer" from consultants to your staff, which, if done properly, will enable you to become self-sufficient and get rid of consultants sooner.
  • Expert Insight Many organizations keep implementation consultants on staff long after they have deployed the system. They do this for support and as a safety net in case changes are needed to the system configuration for business or regulatory reasons. Implementation consultants are generally expensive and may not be the best suited to application support. Consider instead hiring a service geared specifically for system support; these services tend to be cheaper and better at system maintenance and troubleshooting problems.
  • Roles The various tasks that are performed by ERP consultants are as follows: Selection of the ERP package. Creating equilibrium between system capabilities and organizational objectives. Present and prospective system analysis and documentation. Development, management, implementation and regular assessment of the ERP system. Imparting education and training to existing and prospective users.
  • Role Ensuring steps for effective implementation of ERP. Assisting in installation and configuration of the ERP system. Making sure that the ERP system can be updated to satisfy changing business needs. They analyze the requirements of the business and provide an ERP consulting strategy to satisfy business requirements. He assists by providing their expertise on specialized software modules.
  • Thank You Amit Chougule  Lille, France.  amitchougule4433@gmail.com