Benefits of Design Standards – With An Eye Toward Growth Through Acquisition
QAD Business Process
Posted on: March 3, 2010 | By: SuperUser Account |
We are working with a real estate services firm that has implemented an ERP backbone in Europe. They have done a thorough job of standardizing and documenting their processes and procedures, knowing that they will be acquiring and absorbing other similar companies in the future to foster growth. As we prepare to help them roll out a U.S. division onto the same ERP backbone and process model, the foresight in defining and implementing a standardized process model, which is actually in use, has drastically reduced the expected time required for subsequent rollouts.
Time savings in the U.S. will be in the upfront design, which is already complete based on a previously implemented model in Europe. Additionally, previously prepared procedure and end user training documentation will be heavily leveraged. Although seemingly a required step in any implementation, preparation of these design standards with an eye toward future rollouts will improve the quality of the design documentation and add future value through implementation cost reductions to future rollouts.
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