As an ERP Business Consultant with Godlan, Infor’s Regional Partner of the year of 2013, I am in a unique advantage to work with organizations that have made the decision to implement the SyteLine product, which boasts over 25 years of experience and evolution. These organizations have recognized the technological benefits that SyteLine ERP provides as well as leveraging the flexibility that SyteLine ERP offers to fit their unique business models. All SyteLine implementations begin with a thorough examination of current business processes to determine where process improvements can be made to best utilize this new technology.
While a new ERP implementation is the perfect opportunity to re-evaluate stale business processes, those organizations that have been leveraging the SyteLine ERP product are prime candidates to self-examine current business processes and best leverage their existing investments. We can use the theory of Disruptive Innovation to describe how beneficial this introspective advancement can be. The Theory of Disruptive Innovation explains the phenomenon by which innovation in an existing market or sector can be made by introducing simplicity, convenience, accessibility, and affordability where complication and high cost have become the status quo. While this theory is typically geared towards your consumers, we can turn this internally by examining our current processes and see where we can “cut the fat”.
Let’s take the purchasing life cycle as an example. Over time, internal purchasing rules can expand and bloat to where a simple purchase order can cost an organization significantly more than needed due to the internal red tape that has to be crossed for that P.O. to leave the building. Manual Purchase requisition logs, multiple manual approvals, and non-communicating departments can all lead to increased internal cost and extended lead times. Leveraging the existing SyteLine ERP technology can bring streamlined electronic approvals, better forecasting of needs, and elimination of non-needed approvals. This improvement can only be made by documenting the existing process and examining where improvements can be made.
And this is just one quick example. What other opportunities exist in your current process lifecycles? How well documented are your current processes? Godlan has a proven track record of over 20 years working with manufacturing organizations to not only implement the SyteLine ERP product, but also assist in process improvement with our clients. If you are looking for ways to leverage your existing technology investment, lower internal process costs, or improve customer turnaround, reach out to us so that we can begin the discussion on how to assist.