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Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

We help companies manage the challenges associated with ERP and the implementation and transformation of related systems.

ERP-enabled global operating models
Many companies struggle to extract the maximum value from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems because they are often conceived purely as IT projects and neglect evolving business needs. Only 20 percent of companies manage to capture more than half the projected benefits.
By taking a business-driven approach to ERP investments and placing them in the context of the client's global operating model we can ensure that business needs and the ERP program are aligned, creating annual benefits of $100 million in some cases. We focus on a few large structural and process improvement levers such as finance shared services, straight-through order processing, and harmonized customer and purchasing data, where the trade-off between customization and standardization must be evaluated.
We bring extensive experience in designing global operating models tailored to clients' specific strategic needs. We then draw on a rich set of tools to help organizations capture the full potential from the transformation of their business processes and the ERP system at any point in its lifecycle. These include diagnostics for different business functions to predict the value at stake (at an automotive manufacturer the ERP value diagnostic helped increase the annual rate of return for the business case by 15 percent), and a proven project setup and execution methodology. This is especially valuable as all too often it is in the later stages of implementation and rollout that organizations fall short of maximizing the potential.
By helping build client capabilities and instigating our proven change-management program, we can help clients realize the full benefits of such a large-scale IT program over time.

Innovation in technology
We scout the market for new trends and innovations in technology, and we provide criteria to help clients prioritize their investments.

Technology enablement
Focusing on the intersection of business and technology, we help our clients leverage IT and e-enablement to drive operational transformation, especially in marketing and sales as well as in operations. We constantly update our skills and our expert networks to help clients stay at the cutting edge of technology.

Tools and solutions
Our clients and teams draw upon proprietary tools that make it easier to work through complex, strategically important assessments and investment decisions.

Diagnostic tools
The full set of diagnostic tools for IT is tailored to the specific challenges of the consumer goods industry.

Periscope Suite
The Periscope Suite of IT tools supports consumer goods companies in their pricing and promotions decisions

We partner with our clients to enhance IT strategy and group performance, increase technology enablement of key business functions such as finance and marketing.