Gradient believes that the best way to determine system effectiveness is to conduct a comprehensive ERP system review. That’s why we offer a modular three-stage approach aimed at all businesses wanting to get more from their current ERP business system and deliver the results their business needs.
The most common ERP problems fall into three categories:
- The system is out of alignment with business processes
- The system is not seen as a single source of truth and data accuracy
- The system does not meet the needs of its users.
As businesses and markets evolve, an ERP system will start to show signs of diverging from alignment and becomes less and less of a business enabler. You wouldn’t run a car day in and day out and expect it to still be in the same condition as when you first bought it. Your ERP system is no different. It works tirelessly to make your business more efficient, so it should come as no surprise that your system needs regular health checks.
A Gradient ERP MOT is a health check of any ERP business system to confirm that it’s still fit for purpose and is aimed at supporting the ERP lifecycle from post go-live onwards.
A system is just an enabler to help deliver a service to the customer, it is the people in the business who make the real difference. Effective use of a business information system goes hand in hand with efficient business processes. If your business processes are not aligned with the system, then it never has the chance to perform well. In addition, if your team doesn’t have a good understanding of system functionality then they are unable to optimise its usage.
Using the latest lean thinking, Gradient’s ERP consultants can help you streamline your processes and working practices and integrate them with your system.
Going live on your new system isn’t the end of the process, this is the point at which you start to realise benefits supported by a continuous improvement approach.
Once all of the issues and challenges have been determined, Gradient can assist in implementing the solutions. We will work with you and the system vendor to optimise system performance and use it to drive new ways of working and generate genuinely useful management information. We will also work with your team, using education and our experience, so they develop sustainable skills ready to meet future change.