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How long does it take to implement a business management system?

Friday, December 2, 2011

4 easy modalities for optimizing the time in which an ERP can become operational

Bucharest, 02 December 2011 - All companies look for quick modalities to increase their income. The most efficient solution is to use IT means for business management (Enterprise Resource Planning systems - ERP). Implementation of an integrated high performing system can take from 3 up to 12 months, depending on the company?s size and the management's level of involvement.

Adopting an ERP type of solution is a complex process, requiring a systematic planning and a minute expertise, while the implementation time is conditional of a multitude of factors, including: the number of visitors, business areas covered number of functionalities, resources allocated.

"The time for implementation is only one of the three sides of the famous "triangle of the project management". The other two sides are represented by the project's scale and the cost/budget allocated for execution. Changing any of the three parameters triggers the need for changing the other two, as the project quality is a direct consequence of the manner - more or less harmonious of blending the above mentioned parameters", says Robert Komartin, Senior Director, ERP & BI Business Unit within SIVECO Romania.

From a wider perspective, the following aspects are extremely important for optimizing the implementation time:

1. Correct evaluation of the provider's experience, the implementations performed by him, and the results achieved, the flexibility and ability to successfully complete integration are important criteria;
2. Agreeing with the provider of a realistic deadline for implementation and the clear setting of responsibilities during the project both for the Provider and for the Customer;
3. Correct analysis of the business, realistic identification of the customer's needs and objectives with the purpose to find solutions to the problems he is facing (this being a critical step in the implementation cycle of the IT solution);
4. Involvement of final users for quick assimilation of the new work instrument and the management's adjustment effort.

Knowing all these elements is beneficial for the potential customer as he can build up an informed opinion regarding the period of implementation of the integrated information system. This is after all, the safe recipe for a successful collaboration between the provider and the beneficiary of the ERP type of solution.

"Truthful to the importance of the thing well done, we consider to be more important the customers whose needs have been fully satisfied, rather than the announcements regarding the sale of software licenses. It is more important the value of the long term relationships with our partners than certain non-existing versions of product, launches of "new" applications identical with the old ones or "regional extensions" that exist only on paper", declares Robert Komartin.

Through the facilities it provides, SIVECO Applications 2011 - the ERP solution developed by SIVECO Romania - integrates all the management functions of a company regarding the planning of resources, from ensuring the stock of raw materials and materials, defining technologies, coordination of production processes, up to carrying out the financial-accounting management, of the human resources management, of sales of finite products, preserving and developing relationships with customers and partners.