Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an umbrella system that forms the backbone of every modern business process. One of the most important reasons for implementing a new ERP system is lacking data quality, consistency of reports and analysis possibilities. These defects can arise by using several separate systems or an incomplete ERP. A well-functioning ERP system improves the entire company due to an increase in transparency, flexibility and efficiency of business processes. This results in lower costs, a shorter lead time of orders, higher quality and improved customer satisfaction.

Bluefield’s approach

Because an ERP system covers the entire business process and must be adapted to the unique situation of a company, the (re-)implementation is an excellent opportunity to optimize or revise the whole business process. In fact, not improving the business process results in an ERP system that is tailored to a non-optimal situation. Consequently, quality and benefits are limited. This is why Bluefield does not only approach an ERP implementation from an “IT perspective”. For this, Bluefield has a strong and diverse team of specialists in the areas of risk and process management, control & reporting, accounting and consolidation, treasury and working capital management, and project and change management which are able to achieve the best results.

At the beginning of each project the current situation is mapped with a QuickScan. The specific QuickScan for an ERP implementation consists of qualitative research among employees with a focus on collaboration between people and systems. Additionally, we examine the performance of the current system by i.e. checking data conversion, analysis and integrity. By doing so, we try to identify the most important opportunities and bottlenecks in the business process and system. With this information we create a situation that we want to work towards in collaboration with various stakeholders. Bridging the difference is achieved by drawing up a project plan with a clear roadmap.

The QuickScan with which we optimize the business processes therefore falls into the initial phase of a project before the actual selection and implementation of an ERP is carried out. This takes place in the six steps outlined below. In phase 0-3 we determine what requirements a system must meet. Based on the optimized processes, we select the most suitable provider and make a plan for aligning the software with the improved processes. In the second part, we implement the plan and train the staff. After the new system has been implemented, we remain present to resolve any problems and assist the staff.

Results

An ERP implementation saves you a lot of work since we optimized and automated your processes if possible at the end of the implementation. You can also better manage your company because your data is now accurate, current, reliable and complete. After Bluefield’s ERP implementation, you will have the freedom to fully focus on the development of your business.