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ERP Roadmap advice

 

Translate your organisation’s goals into a technology roadmap. Then tell the story back to the business

Whichever route you decide to go down with your ERP, it has to make sense for your business. Work with us to define a strategic technology roadmap that delivers on your business goals.

Map and assess your business processes using a well-structured framework (we also have a proprietary visual roadmapping tool, FusionGraph, which can do a lot of the heavy lifting).

Then turn it all into a compelling narrative and business case that gets buy-in from your stakeholders.

SAP S/4HANA Roadmap Martin Lea, NSG Pilkingtons
 
"Resulting brought many years of industry and product expertise but uniquely a very creative and agile approach to the challenge. The result was a polished, professional and compelling ‘Playbook’ that was pivotal to us successfully achieving the level of buy-in and sponsorship required for the transformation journey ahead."
 
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ERP Roadmap & Business Case

Translate technical jargon into business value with a clear ERP roadmap and business case that gains buy-in.

 

getting exec buy in to ERP Strategy led tech roadmaps

Tech roadmaps should start with strategy.

All too often, technologists start with a software solution, a new version, or an upgrade - and use that as the basis for transformation.

But the tail shouldn't be wagging the dog - your business should be led by your business strategy and not by the sales quota of a software vendor or Big 4 consulting firm.

A strategic ERP roadmap sets direction based on what really matters to your leadership team.

By interviewing your Execs, unpacking strategic thrusts, and crafting a strategic narrative, your ERP future will be defined in their terms.

SAP deliverables You get independent expertise to help clarify what really matters to your business so that you can shift your ERP business case narrative from technical to meaningful value.

creating an ERP process model Business Process Framework

A clear process framework is fundamental to any technology blueprint - especially ERP. 

It underpins a business-aligned narrative and shifts the focus away from technical jargon to real value that business people can understand.

APQC visualization

Resulting's Business Process Framework Accelerator is based on APQC best-practice and provides a rock-solid foundation for your ERP roadmap. It can be enhanced with industry specific APQC variants to match your specific needs.

Through a series of short, expert-led workshops, it can be quickly iterated to match your unique business process scope, providing a firm foundation for ERP implementation and business change.

S/4 HANA roadmap You get a simple to digest, highly visual summary of your business processes, colour-coded to identify competitive advantage, change impact, RPA and Shared Service opportunities.

ERP knowledge transfer Documenting your current tech

Understanding the technology that's in place today is a crucial step in ERP transformation. 

The clearer your understanding of today's tech becomes, the more dependable your future ERP plans become.

  • Which applications do you use, and which business processes do they enable?
  • How do your applications interface and integrate? What about your data model?
  • Which functionality in your current ERP packages do you use today?
  • And how does this map to your future needs, business strategy, and signature business processes?

ERP As Is visualization You get a structured assessment of your current ERP landscape documented in a way that makes life easier as your journey unfolds.

SAP transition states architecture Your landscape can be modelled in FusionGraph - documenting applications, interfaces, data, interdependencies and pain points.

Visualise SAP usage

 

ERP architecture diagram Strategic solutions map

When an ERP roadmap is strategically-aligned and business-led, your solution options change.

The age of the single monolithic ERP solution is coming to an end - more nimble, modern, cloud based solutions can be assembled to provide a best-of-breed solution landscape.

This is what Gartner dubs Composable ERP.

Analysis of your existing applications landscape, and categorised business process model enables you to consider what is possible and practical beyond your existing ERP solution.

Through a series of exploratory design workshops led by independent experts - who have no agenda to push a single solution - you can craft a conceptual solutions map.

This won't necessarily dictate specific solutions, but it will identify a future composable ERP landscape architecture that will inform your strategic ERP plan and business case narrative.

It will also provide a solid foundation for RFP and tenders, ensuring you provide a clear, open brief.

SAP S/4 Roadmap You get an ERP Solution Map presented as a simple one-page visual that everyone understands, which will enable you to plan migration, future sourcing and decommissioning initiatives.

ERP Plan on a page Strategic ERP plan

Without a believable timeline, you're missing two critical pieces of your ERP roadmap.

  1. No cost profile to feed into your business case
  2. No line-of-sight for the benefits you hope to realise

75% of ERP projects fail to deliver to their original plan - and 70% of ERP projects run over budget.

You need an experience-based, independently authored Plan on a Page that outlines the timeline and key dependencies to deliver your ERP roadmap.  

It needs to be realistic, not optimistic.

example ERP plan You get a simple but well constructed Level 1 / 2 plan to inform the overall process of selection, implementation and stabilization. 

S/4 HANA plan This will also enable your bean-counters to model commercials for your internal benefits case justification.

creating a compelling s/4 business case High-impact solution playbook

Getting buy-in to a significant ERP investment is hard - usually, because you lack a credible strategic narrative.

You need to educate senior business stakeholders with a narrative that's simple, but comprehensive.

It has to be visual and understandable, grounded in business language (referencing your strategy, executive soundbites and business process framework).

It has to link your signature business requirements to specific solutions and functionality that will deliver a demonstrable upside.

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Armed with this, you'll be in a strong position to move on to vendor selection and procurement, commercial modelling of costs and benefits, and detailed programme planning.

ERP playbook You get a a high-impact narrative delivered as a concise and eloquent executive document or presentation pack.

consulting-deliverable-white Alternatively, it can be produced as high-impact agency standard Playbook delivered digitally or in print form.

SAP specific advisory

S/4 HANA Move Services

Resulting has specific tools and expertise to accelerate your SAP ECC to S/4HANA journey.



SAP S/4 business case Accelerator

Analyze your SAP ECC usage profile data (ST03 logs) and visualize your current SAP usage - including standard and custom transactions.

S4 hana business case tool

FusionGraph automatically identifies relevant S/4 functionality which can be curated to form the basis of your S/4 business case:

  • New S/4 features (What's New)
  • Fiori Apps (Fiori Apps Catalog)
  • Deprecated ECC functionality
  • Technical changes (Simplification Items)
  • S/4HANA Scope Items
  • Future SAP Roadmap Items

consulting-deliverable-white Focusing on your most important business processes, joint solution exploration workshops identify new S/4 functionality that will form the foundations to your S/4 business case.

consulting-deliverable-white Identify features that have been removed from ECC which may require alternative solutions and change management.



brownfield vs greenfieldSAP S/4 HANA migration options

You need to assess whether to follow a Green, Brown or Bluefield S/4 migration approach - and which tools may be used to support the migration process.

A systems integrator led S/4 migration approach is often skewed by their own commercial agenda.

The move from ECC to S/4 represents a significant risk to your business, with the potential for downtime during the migration and disruptive business change impact afterwards.

An independent approach takes deep consideration of these risks, and involves engaging and co-ordinating across hyper-scalers, software vendors, data migration and archiving experts, and automated code remediation solution providers. 

consulting-deliverable-white You get an independent view of possible S/4HANA migration options and recommendations based on your unique situation.

 20+ years of expertise baked in

ERP Tools & Accelerators

Resulting ERP advisory and delivery services deliver fast results and exceptional value for money.  No nonsense independent consultancy. 

  • Transformation Visualisation
  • SAP BPML Download
  • S/4HANA Business Case
  • SAP Center of Excellence Model
  • ERP project turnaround
  • Digital Transformation Methodology

Visual ERP Transformation Roadmapping

Create the clarity you need to get on with the business of transformation.

S4 HANA business case model

 

ERP Business Process Framework Accelerator

Build a robust foundation for your ERP project with a best practice process framework aligned with APQC.

APQC-S4-BPML-Download-Scope-items

 

ERP Playbook

Translate your organizations' goals into an ERP roadmap.  Then tell the story back to the business.

ERP Roadmap playbook

 

SAP Centre of Excellence Toolkit

Everything you need to set up a high performing Center of Excellence.

how to design SAP CoE

 

ERP Transformation Pre-flight Check

De-risk your ERP transformation with a research-backed success assessment.

SAP Project Plan Example Template

 

ERP Tranformation Toolkit

Start with a pre-baked ERP transformation methodology based on decades of experience.

Creating SAP project plan for transformation S4 HANA migration

 

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