What is Manufacturing ERP Implementation: When, Why and How Implementation Works ?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A methodical manufacturing ERP implementation starts from the preliminary analysis of ERP readiness audit for the client. What is discussed here is the key issue concerning the implementation methodology. The current business performance of the client, forthcoming strategic plans, investment potentials, culture and general human resource characteristics, expectations, and objective settlings for ERP should included in this analysis. Once the study report is submitted based on the above analysis, the client has to accept the recommendations emphasized on it.

Keeping with the current trend, it will be very risky from the client side to reject ERP based on poor readiness audit results. To sustain competitiveness ERP cannot be substituted by fragmented legacy systems. The only way out is the proper reengineering programme for ERP adoption. Though may seem critical, this is the main focus of the methodology.

A blue print should be drawn with details of migration and other things and scientific analysis of ‘to be adoption’ and its phase-execution to be discussed thoroughly. The activities for the overall implementation programme should be planned with time units. The consulting firms overlook the time required for data collection and policy decisions on masters settings. ERP master setting can be regarded as the heart of ERP implementation.

Sufficient time must be allocated to identify, clarify, validate and simulate the exact information about all the master level entries. In India, such exercise is the only opportunity for the companies to do for their life time better performance. It will not be false to say that an organization of size more than 1000 crores should take at least three months to set Item Master.No consulting company or the client will agree on such figures in today’s jet age. The idea is to sell ERP quickly and to start utilizing it.

One more important element is the parallel user training and knowledge upgrading. The best practice what eresource recommend is to take users to the actual ERP implemented sites to show them the process flow. What you see is the best training you never thought of, especially when you have no idea or clue for such concepts.

What is to be kept in mind while going live is, the time to be planned properly and the organization should be equipped with abilities to face whatever shortcomings they may encounter with. There are ideal implementation methodologies, which not only will keep the customer satisfied, but also will boost the confidence of the users. One of the methods used is mentioned here for readers’ reference.

The method was applied in one of the manufacturing companies. It was recommended ten transactions every day to be carried out in ERP without any entry in legacy system. Then it generated all the documents from ERP as supporting papers for the manual entries and reports. The rest of the entries in a day used to be carried as manual entries in the legacy system. Soon users understood ERP is better on all the grounds. This formula worked wonderfully well for generating confidence and reduction in resistance in users’ mind.

Another question is, should ERP implementation be carried out module wise or all the modules at one go? The answers to these questions are case specific. It will be difficult for to generalize the theory for it. Mostly decision on this depends on the readiness audit result, available strength of consulting human power – both internal and external – relevance of ERP at various sites, timeframe, and the budget. But it is highly recommend that the organization should go for the implementation of all the modules at one site, and then go for roll out strategy for all sites.

Finally, there is a wrong concept about the BPR and ERP system. The main doubt persist in the mind of many decision makers is whether the organization should first carry out BPR and then implement ERP, or vice versa. Actually, one has to understand that the physical form of the BPR concept is the ERP system. In some organizations where BPR is carried out first then ERP was implemented. In all these places, the BPR document was thrown into dustbin and new ‘to be document’ was prepared suitable to ERP.

Such cases clearly show that BPR benefits as such don’t exist without ERP reference, and ERP just cannot be carried out without proper BPR. What we assume is that the BPR must be the outgrowth of ERP implementation and, therefore, it should be carried out during implementation only. But the major element of BPR is the change in the mindset, which can be initiated before ERP adoption, may be during the preliminary analysis by way of user training. The best thing to do in these situations is to carry ‘noiseless BRP’ which triggers the implementation smoothly.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Quick implementation, quick business and quick RoI

Quick ERP Implementation, Quick Business and Quick ROI

ERP software like the eresource can bring all the difference to a business organization with the integration of internal and external management information. The award winning leading Web-based eresource ERP solution that has been developed in Indian soil allows you to maximize efficiency across departments and identify key areas for improvement producing real cost savings.

Not only just choosing the right ERP but also the effective implementation contributes to the successful functioning of the ERP. What also to be considered is the time taken to implement. Everyone knows time is precious. An ERP implementation must be completed within stipulated time. Apart from the timely implementation, employee training is also essential for the successful functioning of any ERP software.

Without proper training of employees the organizations won’t succeed in enjoying the full advantage of the new systems and may even feel uncomfortable using them. Make it sure that your employees are trained thoroughly during and after implementation as well as a periodical training method must be adopted to ensure everyone is getting used to the system without facing hardship.

eresource ERP once implemented, brings greater efficiency in all the business operations. Having said that what is to be remembered is that, there may be a certain amount of data migration and conversion will inevitably be involved. This may cause a slight disruption of business operations including data migration and employee training, during the implementation of the ERP system. As eresource ERP implementation is efficient and adopting the time saving exercise, the disruption time is going to be negligible.

To get the most out of eresource ERP software, it has been integrated with all the modules that are required for every verticals in a systematic way. Any additional facilities required by companies could be integrated as per the requirement. Web-based ERP system is scalable. Companies that have implement only limited modules could be upgraded with our full fledged ERP system in a quick session.

Over the years many companies that have evaluated many ERP tools to run their business been finally settled with eresource ERP after finding that it only gives them value for money but also brings a substantial ROI soon. A quick ERP implementation that makes a quick business with a quick ROI, that’s eresource.

Planning ERP implementation? Here are some few tips

ERP Implementation Planning 

The time is an important factor as far as an ERP implementation is concerned. Companies should also be equipped with abilities to face whatever shortcomings they may encounter with. Implementation methodologies must not only satisfy the customer, but also must boost the confidence of the users.

There is also a confusion prevailing among the top decision makers that whether ERP implementation be carried out module wise or all the modules at one go? Before taking a concrete decision on this regarding the management must make a thorough study of the prevailing situation in their organization. This is because the ground situation varies and depends on each organization.

Mostly decision on this depends on the readiness audit result, available strength of consulting human power – both internal and external – relevance of ERP at various sites, time frame, and the budget. But it is highly recommended that the organization should go for the implementation of all the modules at one time at one site, and then go for roll out strategy for all sites.

There is also a wrong concept about the BPR and ERP system. The main doubt persist in the mind of many decision makers is whether the organization should first carry out BPR and then implement ERP, or vice versa. Actually, one has to understand that the physical form of the BPR concept is the ERP system. In some organizations where BPR is carried out first then ERP was implemented. In all these places, the BPR document was thrown into dustbin and new ‘to be document’ was prepared suitable to ERP.

Such cases clearly show that BPR benefits as such don’t exist without ERP reference, and ERP just cannot be carried out without proper BPR. What we assume is that the BPR must be the outgrowth of ERP implementation and, therefore, it should be carried out during implementation only. But the major element of BPR is the change in the mindset, which can be initiated before ERP adoption, may be during the preliminary analysis by way of user training. The best thing to do in these situations is to carry ‘noiseless BRP’ which triggers the implementation smoothly.

Tight integration between modules is the key to an efficient ERP packages; therefore all of the core business modules are related. For instance, in eresource ERP, manufacturing operations are integrated with customer service, logistics and delivery. A new customer order automatically initiates an appropriate warehouse action and product shipments trigger billing processes. Sales, production and purchasing groups work seamlessly together to fulfill critical customer orders and adapt production levels to changes in market demand.

Organizations also must understand that development of ERP is not like other software development projects, which are normally carried out focusing on automation. We find such serious mistakes being committed by some big and small companies in India.Today, when quality ERP product like eresource ERP is well within the reach of most of the companies, one should not opt for costly in-house development. This kind of in-house developed ERP is not at all an ERP system except the integration.

Organizations that are looking forward to business growth should remember that the decreasing costs of hardware, infrastructure technology and ERP applications put a modern version of these business-management packages within reach of any company.

Consider ERP implementation as investment

Consider ERP implementation as investment

When an organization deploys ERP solution expectations are bound to run high as all the manual processes are automated, production scheduling is more efficiently managed and inventory is more accurately assessed.

We have time and again emphasized the objectives of eresource ERP. Our prime objective is to give the Midmarket organizations an effective ERP solution which after implementation can measure the business performance more holistic fashion than ever before. Our system gives executives real-time visibility into all business processes, enabling them to make better strategic decisions. In short, with eresource ERP system, a midmarket company can compete more aggressively in global markets.

Implementation of eresource ERP can reduce costs in three primary categories such as inventory costs, manufacturing operating costs and administrative costs. Our system has its fingers in all aspects of running a business; its benefits are myriad and go beyond tangible cost reductions. It can improve an organization’s customer service and response time when solving issues.

It can solve issues of interoperability among multiple manufacturing locations. It can standardize and accelerate manufacturing processes in all of a company’s manufacturing sites. It can streamline a manufacturer’s order-fulfillment processes. It can facilitate connecting with partners’ and suppliers’ enterprise systems.

The biggest advantage of eresource ERP is that it is fully web-enabled ERP solution eresource allows software capabilities to be easily connected and reused, making it quicker and cheaper to assemble, deploy and sustain enterprise-grade technology. With eresource, organizations can more quickly adapt to changing business processes. Several midmarket enterprises have already implemented eresource ERP started enjoying the benefits out of it.

The latest and greatest thing to hit midmarket ERP is on-demand delivery of ERP applications. eresource ERP also offer on-demand in addition to filtered ERP options. Filtered ERP or subscription-based pricing of eresource ERP solution will be particularly appealing to midmarket organizations with minimal IT budgets and on-site resources. They can also help organizations react more quickly and with less disruption to structural changes within the company and changes in the market.

What is to be cautious about the selection of an ERP system is, before you commit to any ERP system, you should first evaluate the system such as what your organization needs and wants to accomplish with its ERP strategy. The outcome of this evaluation will help you determine which applications and what kind of functionality your organization requires as well as go a long way toward easing the implementation

Timely delivery of quality ERP is highlight of eresource

Timely delivery of quality ERP

If the success of ERP projects in India for last five years to be measured, you could witness a significant role played by eresource in this field. With the domination of Internet in almost all the business process methods, and with the phenomenal rise of software industry, eresource made its stamp in the ERP field with successful delivery of numerous mega projects using its most effective web-based application.

Conceived and developed by our young techies and a steady implementation in all major industries eresource ERP has brought revolutionary changes in this business application during the last couple of years.

Flawless performance of eresource ERP in its all implementations has prompted organizations to select eresource as their foremost and first choice when a decision of ERP is taken. The selection of affordable and efficient web-based eresource ERP has benefited by bringing satisfactory return on investment (ROI) to all the companies who have implemented it.

Not only did eresource ERP nurture a favourable business environment with affordable cost and substantial ROI, it also meets customer expectations in terms of timely deliveries and quality standards.

Though the market seems to be very encouraging for ERP implementation, the time-frame for deployment may be an issue. However, eresource ERP with its guaranteed timely implementation process has helped to put off any such fear from the mind of the investors. The prompt implementation and maintenance method of eresource has helped a long way in building confidence between us and our investors.

Looking at the ERP graph is also very encouraging. From the graph it has been observed that many industry categories, such as Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Steel, Consumer Durables, Engineering, and Construction have shown a very high ERP penetration in recent times. This means obviously these categories represent the greatest potential markets in coming years and other industries will also follow.

Most of the industries in India already have realized the need for ERP solutions, and finding the industry-related ERP solution has become more and more easy with presence of eresource ERP. To match with their competitors in their field, organizations started looking for a business application that will suit their business process as well as budget. eresource once again remind all its aspirants of ERP project that they must speed up their projects and get the suitable solution from eresource within your limited budget on a guaranteed timely implementation method.

ERP implementation: Decision-makers must take the right decision

ERP implementation: Decision-makers must take the right decision

Even in today’s Internet era, there are companies that work on paper based management systems like books and registers or spreadsheets applications such as Excel and in some cases using customized stand alone software developed internally or installed by an outsider. If your business is a newly established one, the above facilities will help you up to an extent till some expansion happens in the business process.

The real challenged faced by business houses today is the management of huge and tremendously growing information data, whether it is financial transactions data, inventory data, production information, vendor data, employee database or even emails. Inappropriate management of this information data can have serious business implications; like incorrect invoices leads to delayed payments from customers or taxation issues; wrong inventory levels lead to hassles at production bays; overstock locks up much needed working capital; inappropriate production schedules lead to wasted man-hours, delayed productions and deliveries degrade customer satisfaction levels etc. This all will eventually affect the growth of business process in an organization.

Indecision among the decision makers is the one of the most common problems found during the ERP implementation. In some cases people at the management level users at the other employee level can’t take a right decision about an ERP implementation. Improper training also leads to incorrect usage or no usage of an ERP project. Finding a suitable ERP and its training methods are very important for a success of an ERP project. eresource ERP with its successful implementation method as well as excellent training session to the users had made its stamp the field. When an organization decided to go for web-based ERP solution, it is turning to path of a successful business solution.

It is also fact that in normal course the ERP being a magic mantra, some companies have different experiences with it. The reasons can be manifold. What everyone should realise about ERP system is that and there are no conclusive reasons which can be singled out for the success/failure of an ERP deployment. There may be numerous reasons for the failure of an ERP implementation. Therefore there companies must do proper revaluation of an ERP system that is being planned. We are sure if you have done the evaluation in a proper manner there will be hardly any reason that could make your ERP implementation a failure.

Number of case studies conducted on eresource customers have revealed that all have been benefited financially by improving efficiencies. eresource ERP System enabled automation expedited tasks like preparation of customer quotations, multi-tax invoices, accounts reconciliation etc.

Our ERP solution permit organizational standardization across different locations. As a result, those locations with substandard processes can be brought in line with other more efficient processes.

Moreover, the firm can show a single image to the outside world. Rather than receiving different documents when a firm deals with different branches or plants, a single common view can be presented to the world; one that puts forth the best image.

Implement ERP and make your business technology-oriented

Successful ERP Implementation and Operations of an ERP Solution

We are living in the technological era. To be successful in this era, every organization need to be a technology-driven one. ERP Software or Enterprise Resource Planning being an essential business application, ignoring or down-sizing the usage of this marvelous technological advancement can backfire the growth of a business organization.

eresource ERP, one of the leading ERP software solution providers in India today, excelled its technology in almost all the industrial verticals. You name it and we have it. From manufacturing to trading industry there are numerous industries that have benefited from eresource ERP during the last decade. With our recent addition of ERP solution for Car Rental Services, we have widened our operational areas and there are many more are in the pipeline.

Over the last decade we have successfully implemented our ERP software in many different industrial segments. Although some of these were new to usage of ERP software system, some of them were using a MRP solution in place before embarking into eresource ERP solution. These companies, however, noticed that their MRP system formed islands of data that inhibited information flow. It was inadequate for the needs of these companies whose businesses were large and complex.

For a successful ERP implementation and operations of an ERP solution, an organization must do some pre-planning and a systematic re-engineering. Re-engineering of operations must be carried out with the future course of growth into consideration. It is also important carry out thorough analysis of the ability of applications to meet core business process needs and identifying gaps between core needs and existing application’s features and functionality should b e documented well with alternatives, including estimates of all resources and schedule impacts.

It is a common belief that ERP system is a complex application especially when when it comes to handling multiple functions and some of the ERP packages that were implemented years ago prone to serving only individual functions. The scenario has changed massively and today Web-based ERP solution such as eresource ERP handle any complex and multiple operations easily and quickly. eresource ERP software could not only integrate different functions from different departments but also different function from different industries.

In the earlier days ERP solutions were used as an exclusive internal solution of an organization and even all employees of in the organization were not aware of the existence of a technology under their nose or they have lacked the information about functioning. With the advent of Web-based eresource ERP everyone in this organization started realizing the functionalities of an ERP solution also its benefits.

Though there was awareness that ERP system was a web friendly application the advantage has not been fully explored, until eresource made its entry. However other ERP solutions had its own reservations in using internet abundantly. eresource ERP worked on them and hence became totally a web friendly application.

There is also misconception that an ERP system is only for the large organizations. However, that is not correct. We can say with confidence that the Small and medium-sized businesses are the major beneficiaries of ERP system and they are the main force that pushed the ERP growth in India.