We bring operational, financial and technical expertise to the process of gathering requirements that define an ERP solution that fits your organization’s people, processes and technology. digad’s System Blueprint designs a solution with robust reporting, real-time KPI’s, supply chain visibility and system access for mobile sales agents.
Building a System Blueprint
Our System Blueprint focuses on meeting Business Objectives through People, Systems and Process; converging a continuation of activity, personalities, corporate culture and KPIs. digad’s strategic process aligns your requirements on our apparel and footwear platform; designed to support today’s business needs while also planning for tomorrow’s growth.
Studies have proven that two companies can likely experience the same ERP requirements and even implement the same “technical” solution however; it’s the people of each organization that generate a competitive advantage. digad incorporates the value of internal talent and the company’s customer service model to common industry standards. The result is a solution that delivers significant competitive advantages and empowers employees to make a difference on a daily and weekly basis.
Defining a Platform for Execution
The exercise of defining a System Blueprint maintains an eye for the company’s strategic objectives and managing change within the organization. A sound enterprise platform such as SAP’s Business One ERP is designed to handle standard requirements of fashion apparel companies. Therefore, our process to define a unique configuration that’s right for a given talent pool, meets trading partner requirements and aligns with IT infrastructure is fundamental to a successful implementation.
digad’s System Blueprint can be delivered ERP agnostic and serve as a document to determine the value of a new system. In addition, the digad team can include specific SAP Business One specifications and minimize early phase implementation activities (i.e. reporting structure, business process mapping and master data formats). Not only does the System Blueprint serve as a basis for a successful implementation, but it outlines strategic objectives to support the project sponsors, incentivize line managers and involve key employees.
Delivering a Solution Based on Business Objectives
Understanding your master data and relevant workflows confirms inherent processes and presents opportunity to re-engineer relevant systems (new and existing). Whether your objective is specific to reducing product cost, minimizing lead times or onboarding new products and sales channels, digad’s approach of interviewing line managers, testing data integrity, diagraming workflows and defining customized features is a formula for successful implementations and corresponding change management.
The diagram below depicts the underlying strategic value that a System Blueprint brings to a typical five-step SAP Business One implementation.
Assessing readiness and the ability for your organization to change comes hand-in-hand with the System Blueprint. digad will suggest a project management strategy to include communication channels for governance, work breakdown structure, data management, system testing and training requirements. A shared implementation outlines milestones that represent predetermined value upon go-live, financials and subsequent operations.
Maintaining an Innovative Environment to Support Ongoing Change
Meeting the goals of the company’s strategic objectives may support the new system in the short term however, a platform for continued execution is expected to create new ideas, insightful KPIs and generate valuable feedback from employees, clients and trading partners. The System Blueprint documents processes and confirms relevant data however; it must also serve as format for review and modifications. digad’s System Blueprint designates internal “channels of influence” to provide a voice for new business objectives, reevaluating skillsets and training initiatives, assessing new software enhancements and maintaining ample IT infrastructure.
SAP Business One comes with unlimited support, online training modules, a knowing product roadmap and an ASUG membership. America’s SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) is an independent not-for-profit organization that collaborates best thinking with SAP, it’s customers and solution providers. An annual conference and local, monthly chapter meetings provide significant opportunities to share new ideas and review new enhancements and add-ons to the core ERP platform.