ERP Workshop

What is an ERP system?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, and for most organizations it is a combination of their major IT systems for business operations, including, but not limited to: finance, HR, procurement and contracts management. In some cases, all these pieces will come from one vendor, and in other cases, multiple vendors. How these systems talk to each other and share common data across the organization is a monumental challenge.

Are you considering rolling out a new ERP system in your organization? Struggling to understand the many moving parts of selecting an ERP solution? Looking to ensure your ERP implementation is a success across the entire organization?

These are the questions every organization faces when it comes time to evaluate a new ERP system. The ERP evaluation and implementation process can be a multi-year project for many organizations at a great investment.

We are conducting a new 2-Day workshop focusing exclusively on ERP selection and implementation in the organisation. It is an opportunity for participants to learn from each other’s triumphs and challenges in this area, in which key decision points can mean the difference between spending or saving tens of thousands of rupees.

The workshop will take place over two days. At the end of the second day, a reception will be held with various vendors available to discuss their products. Using this design, attendees can formulate questions during the first day, talk with vendors, and then come back with new questions during the second day. Software Product Vendors will not be allowed to participate in any way during the workshop.

Workshop Objectives:

This workshop provides an overview of basic business functions with a neutral conceptual introduction to enterprise resource planning. It discusses the traditional or un-integrated approach and offers an introduction to enterprise systems. It is ideal for anyone who aims to make sound business decisions.

Workshop Contents:

• Business functions, processes and date requirements
• Development of enterprise resource planning systems
• Marketing information systems and sales order process
• Production and materials management information system
• Accounting and finance
• ERP and the world wide web

Some popular ERP systems currently used by organisations include:

• Oracle
• Micrsoft Dynmics

During this workshop, you’ll learn:

• The current state of the ERP marketplace as it relates to the international sector as well as how best to navigate the various vendors and consultants
• Different approaches and viewpoints from both peer IT and finance professionals for selecting and deploying an ERP system
• What are some of the key IT architectural issues that must be considered before selecting an ERP system, particular field offices
• How to decide whether internal execution or outside consulting is best for an ERP implementation
• Understanding the key business drivers for selecting a new ERP solution
• How to put together a request for proposal (RFP) to various ERP vendors
• A formal process approach on how to analyze your existing internal system and business processes, streamline those processes, and integrate them into your existing or new ERP system
• Various approaches for training both your headquarters and field staff on a new ERP system

Who Should Attend This Workshop:

Information Technology, Finance, HR and Operations professionals with responsibility for organization-wide systems integration

ERP Mini Boot Camp

Schedule for 2 - Day Mini Boot Camp

Day 1

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Introduction to ERPs and Common ERP Components

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Basic Process Boundaries

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Correct Factors That Influence Selections

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Building Confidence Time - Frequency Analysis

Day 2

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Design and Interpretation of ERP Experiments

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Forcing Consistency in Reviewing Your Long List

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Terms When Acquiring ERP

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Measurement and Statistics

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Project Leadership

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