Enterprises would be well placed if they also understand that on-demand access to business data (all and any kind of business data) helps in making decisions and the right choices. The ERP solution is in essence a core component of the data architecture.
Birlasoft’s frameworks allow customers to decide on all kinds of deployments. We assist our customers to decide based on the value that could be generated by adopting one of these approaches.
ERP deployments are not quick, but no enterprise can wait for years to reap the value. It is best to approach ERP deployments as a series of value delivery projects, as opposed to one whole deliverable.
At each milestone there is a return on investment; it may only be a part of the total value but is enough to warrant support and funding for the next phase of transformation. The modular nature of next gen ERP systems allows for value delivery based on business functions. Enterprises need to adapt and realize that the traditional approach of long timelines is not necessary. Birlasoft’s frameworks allow customers to decide on the implementation options that best suit their needs. Approaches range from incremental global approach, a combined global model and a pilot-built approach, or an incremental global model build and roll-out approach.
Each approach is evaluated against risks and potential value created along with our customers before deciding on the best implementation model. Our project management methodologies based on industry best practices are flexible enough to accommodate any project management methodology that our customers would like to follow right from the waterfall approach to agile Devops approach and any combination that customers might need.
To succeed in this journey, it is necessary to provide a framework for success. Some best practices will go a long way to ensure this. A strong governance is needed from design to rollout. A program management office will play a key role here. The PMO needs to foster collaboration between IT and business, provide transparency and should be involved in rapid decision making. Utilizing Agile ways of working becomes essential.
At Birlasoft, we believe that any large transformation program needs to be supported by a strong PMO. We use our Program Excellence & Service Mapping (PESM™) framework to assess the as-is state maturity of planned / ongoing programs & map them to the right service offerings to ensure maximum customer value & ROI. We also work with our customers to create a robust PMO and Governance framework that would best deliver value.