ERP Solutions

ERP is the finest expression of the inseparability of business and information technology. The essence of ERP is the fundamental premise that the whole being greater than some of its parts. ERP automates the tasks involved in performing business processes such as order fulfillment, payments, material receipts, material requirement planning, invoicing etc., and make the same data available to all the other functions instantaneously. ERP implementation in China is picking up very fast. Last few years have seen a few products coming into the market and the leading companies taking initiatives to implement ERP. But most of this implementation has not yet witnessed the expected results. Successful implementation is a long journey towards enterprise excellence.


For best performance, ERP solutions should be modular, open, simulate reality and also be comprehensive in terms of coverage and scope.The SME segment and ERP Most ERP vendors, are wooing the small and medium enterprise segment with variety of options. As per IDC, although awareness and current adoption of ERP is high in large organizations, it's the SME segment that will fuel the future growth. There is big market for ERP for SME, given that there are over 20,000 small and mid size companies.


The awareness of the ERP concept among SMEs is less than 35%, compared to over 80% in large organizations as per a survey conducted by IDC. The key operational business drivers for SME segment will be to increase operational efficiencies increase labor and capital productivity, reduce fixed and variable cost and integration with tier 1 supplier, subcontractors and distributors. The pressure from large OEM players to streamline their supply chains will force SMEs to streamline their operations and drive the demand for ERP in the SME sector. Since all ERP vendors are focusing on this market, the Chinese SME segment will have lot of options to choose from at very competitive prices. We are offering customized packages that can be implemented within 4 to 6 months.


When it comes to marketing approach towards SME, it has to be different from the large enterprise segment. For the SME segment, the success factor lies in being able to put oneself in the SME organization's shoes and think like them. Strategies for successful ERP implementation in SMEs.
Many organizations have implemented ERP projects during the last few years with mixed results. While there could be several reasons why projects have not translated into expected benefits, a lot have to do with understanding the business requirements, finding the suitable software package that fit the needs and planning the project carefully. The typical cost involved in ERP projects could be in the areas of hardware, software, customization, data conversion and training. The potential benefit could be in terms of increase in sales, improvement in margins, saving in inventory carrying cost etc… While evaluating ERP systems, the key issues to be examined are the functional fit with the company's business processes, flexibility and scalability of the software and complexity and user friendliness of the package.


The other issues are the ability of the package to support multi site planning and control, the necessity of regular upgrades, customization required, and local support infrastructure as these would increase the total cost for the organization.


Experience has shown that for successful ERP implementation, companies need to focus on certain issues such as selecting cross functional team with the best people in it, obtaining top management support, developing effective and open communication system, deciding the level of customization, continuous monitoring and evaluation of project performance, training end users and keeping employees morale and motivation high.