Course Title: Successful Procurement, Installation, and Implementation of ERP
Duration: 3 days
The course is intended to show the value of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs) in transforming the manner that organizations do business. It will explain the time range (15 years) and rationale thereof for ERP projects, demystify the associated complexity, resource needs, and risks. Further, participants will learn such risk mitigation strategies (against potential project failure) as strong executive sponsorship, communication, focused stakeholder involvement, and good project management.
The course expounds on the benefits of timely decision-making, agency (or department) cooperation/collaboration (especially with respect to business process re-engineering), change management, and a clear delineation of roles and responsibilities.
Participants will understand the long-view benefits realization as not all benefits will be realized on the go-live day, noting that transformation is never-ending, and benefits will be realized along the way.
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for leaders/management, business executives who are considering implementing or are in the phase of implementing an ERP solution and are ready to understand the key steps in ensuring successful implementation of ERP systems. The training is vendor-neutral and is based on the guidelines, responsibilities, obligations, and best practices that validate the successful implementation of ERP solutions.
Why You Should Attend
The highlights include understanding the how and why of ERP; the why and how of ERP in the public sector, including key benefits such as:
- Automation: Implementing an ERP solution is a major move away from manual paper-driven methods to an advanced system that gives you a comprehensive view of the entire organization’s operations.
- Information Protection: an organization’s solution not only simplifies fast and accurate data storage but also aims to provide security from unauthorized users.
- Cybersecurity: An ERP system provides access to the authorized users to use the same system and data across diverse locations and in diverse ways.
- Effectiveness: An ERP system rules out the need for data duplication across multiple locations.
- Centralized functions: An ERP system has various modules such as finance and accounting, budget management, HR and payroll, procurement, inventory & stores, project accounting, and management, etc.
- Efficiency: The system scales down operational costs involved by eliminating re-work and manual handling.
- Productivity: Since an ERP system harmonizes data and various processes across different departments and geographies, it accelerates service delivery to the public, too
- Timeliness: ERP implementation has become essential for government organizations since the system helps in saving time and reducing expenses and also enables decisions to be made quickly with minimal risk
- Decision making: An ERP system provides decision-makers with more accurate and centralized data, allowing them to make more brisk and informative decisions and build confidence in employees.
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