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The migration to a digital enterprise calls for realizing maximum value before, during and after an ERP program. Most companies don’t realize the potential of their technology investments because, according to a Gartner study of 186 companies, only 37 percent actually measure the value delivered. 1
The few winners that are maximizing the value of their ERP platforms are organizing their global IT to proactively drive Value Realization into the business through an effective business partner organization, strong global process ownership and solution ownership. A key element of this winning approach is to focus on the steps that impact business outcomes and customer value by exploring end to end Value Generation across processes and functions rather than following a bottom-up approach.
As budgets continue to get pinched, consumer goods companies must pay more attention to getting value from ERP investments. And, as they grow globally, the need for one single global process model is all the more important. Taking these steps will help your business to begin to optimize processes and unlock hidden value.
Sweat your assets. Is every IT asset contributing to business outcomes? Some companies make significant investments in systems, yet they don’t have skills or a culture that will make use of the asset. Select top down value drivers with typical high value impact to create a prime value chain. And, using KPIs, measure how each process has impact on these value drivers.
Look back to move forward. Every large program goes through compromises—budget cuts or aspects that are cast aside because they aren’t a priority. Don’t forget these trade-offs forever. Look back because you may have discarded processes or capabilities that will deliver more value.
Elevate performance. After an ERP solution has been implemented and is up and running, it is a good time to make sure your business is getting what it needs from technology vendors. Can core functionality be extended? Are there opportunities to scale across geographies? There should be continuous improvements to bring new innovation to process.
Through it all, look at your performance compared to peers in terms of financial performance, process efficiency and harmonization, ERP program cost, state of ERP solution and total cost of ownership.
Accenture helps consumer goods companies to realize the value of their ERP investment and boost efficiency and effectiveness across global operations by bringing together all of the necessary components—from diagnostics to process improvement services—to deliver quick value and also ongoing innovation.
Read more about the Accenture High Performance IT in CPG Research
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1 Gartner RAS Core Research Note G00205812; Bill Swanton; August 20, 2010.
March 10, 2014
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