Consolidating erp systems
If you peel the onion of the business case for any ERP consolidation, you will come across various layers of needs and wants from IT and business, but at the core, it is always the need to access a consolidated set of data, which is trustworthy and always available for decision making.
When you are able to achieve this in a very non-disruptive manner, in a cloud environment, with minimal IT oversight, the approach of combining Saa S, Paa S and Big Data solutions will always be the winner.
And once done, we still are left with the problems of ETL, nightly data loads and slow response to accommodate changes to the business processes.
Any how do you accommodate those vast amounts of data coming from the various sensors across the entire supply chain and merge them with the ERP data to provide a single information platform?
So after running out of options, the CIO is now faced with the inevitable choice of consolidating the various ERPs, our Option 1.
Financial Reports and other Results Statements can be displayed and printed for the consolidating group companies.
Our ERP systems allow for multiple independent companies (legal entities) to be managed independently of each other, each company with its own database.
Companies can be organized in groups, and consolidate into a separate company at the top of the group.
Now imagine scenarios where customers have more than just two ERP systems.
Many CIOs that I have met have over five ERPs, a select few with more than forty.