Lumenia provide independent advice and a structured process to help organisations to clarify business systems scope and define their ERP strategy. Doing so means providing answers to questions such as:

  • Do we need a new ERP system or could we just bolt on additions to our existing system?
  • We have more than one ERP system following an acquisition – do we continue with multiple systems or consolidate on one?
  • How do we reduce the level of risk and the cost of ownership of our business applications?
  • Should we pursue a policy of single ERP system for all parts of the business or use ERP in tandem with more focused Best-of-Breed solutions?
  • What will the roadmap look like for implementation of our CRM and ERP solutions?
  • How much will the roadmap cost to implement and how long will it take?
  • Should we host our business applications on-premises or in the cloud?
  • What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of the systems on the market? 

“We needed to develop an ERP Strategy in our operations in Ireland and the US. Lumenia delivered a comprehensive and very clear roadmap in a timely and professional manner. They work very effectively, combining deep ERP and process knowledge with an ability to engage with people at all levels of the organisation. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lumenia”.

John D'Arcy, CFO, Campbell Bewley Group

Benefits:

  • Get an informed, independent view on likely costs and benefits of deploying ERP, CRM or other business applications.
  • Save time and effort – Lumenia have the templates, tools and expertise to define your business applications strategy quickly and efficiently.
  • Reduce risk – starting a process of business systems change without a clear strategy greatly increases the risk of an ineffective selection process and a poor implementation.
  • Ensure your business case presentation is professional and based on quantified benefits and costs that you are confident to stand over. 

Tangible Business Application Strategy Deliverables include:

  • An independent recommendation on the future strategy for ERP and other applications in the business.
  • Jargon-free, easy-to-follow graphical representations of current and proposed future applications architecture, with intermediate stages as appropriate.
  • A detailed statement of quantified business benefits associated with the proposed system change, with all benefits signed off by the relevant business owners.
  • A financial appraisal model showing IRR, NPV and Payback calculations for the proposed applications strategy.
  • A PowerPoint presentation summarising the costs, benefits, pros and cons, Lumenia recommendation and associated rationale for the proposed ERP strategy.

Check out some of our blogs on ERP Strategy:

The Impact of Business Growth on ERP Strategy: The Patchwork Quilt
ERP VS Best of Breed - 9 Key Factors to Consider
Two-Tier ERP Strategies