Are you currently experiencing all of the value and benefits you expected?
Is your enterprise using the full suite of available functionality?
Did you push additional feature implementations to later role-out phases that never happened?
Are you leveraging the advances that have been made in newer versions?
ERP systems are the backbone of successful companies because they support your critical business transactions. Poor health in your ERP applications can erode the health of your organization.
Our ERP Health Check is designed to measure how effectively your organization is leveraging current Oracle applications and help you realize the full value of an integrated enterprise. Organizations that are not maximizing the benefits of their Oracle applications can usually look to one of the following reasons:
Applications were implemented incorrectly: Deploying a suite of applications can be a daunting task that requires significant planning, resource investment, and technical expertise. It is not unusual that the up-front installation does not meet all of the planned objectives so both short-term and long-term performance suffers.
Inadequate attention to change management and training: Rolling out new technologies and business processes can have a dramatic impact on the day-to-day tasks of your workforce. Effectively communicating the changes, promoting buy-in, and executing the appropriate level of training are often under-estimated, which creates a user base that does not adequately understand the new system.
Ever-changing business requirements: Many organizations have been operating their Oracle applications for several years. As their business processes evolve, the application is still configured for the outdated methodologies. This leads to workarounds and inefficient use of the original enterprise investment.
Organizational changes: The current market environment is one that supports mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures—as well as large-scale internal growth and reorganizations. If your corporate strategy includes significant changes in size and scope, effectively integrating new data systems into your current Oracle applications can be extremely challenging.
Under-performing on functionality usage: Organizations often believe they are successful if they implement 80 percent of advertised application functionality. Over time, this percentage erodes even further if there is not a holistic and proactive approach to upgrades. It is common for companies to perform purely “technical” upgrades in which no emphasis is placed on implementing new features and functionality, which short-changes potential benefits.
Budget constraints: To meet budget goals, the scope of an initiative is often scaled back and desired functionality is pushed to a Phase 2. In many cases, future phases do not materialize. Successfully managing project scope and expectations is critical to maximizing the full return on your up-front Oracle investment.