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ERP Evaluation Services


Table of Contents

  • About TPN

  • Why TPN

  • ERP Evaluation Methodology

  • ERP Evaluation Criteria

  • ERP Evaluation Process

  • Timelines

  • Summary


Why TPN

  • Global Presence & Global experience

  • Middle East presence & focus

  • Expertise in ERP

    • ERP Advisory Services

    • SAP, JDE, Oracle, Peoplesoft, Navison implementation services & support services

  • Cost effective ERP solutions & highly satisfied global customers

  • Value Base methodology for Delivering Customer Value

  • Consultants with excellent delivery capabilities


Methodology

  • Our Value Base methodology delivers Customer value

  • We follow proven delivery methodologies


Our ERP Evaluation Methodology

  • Finalize Key evaluation criteria

  • Analysis of Present & projected requirements

  • Redefine the processes

  • Finalize Functional Requirements

  • Shortlist betrween JDE and EMS

  • Evaluate

  • Recommend


ERP Evaluation Criteria

  • Major Criteria

    • Functional Evaluation

    • Vendor Evaluation

    • TOC & ROI evaluations


Evaluation Process Steps

  • Arrive at Evaluation Criteria, Tools, Processes

  • Arrive at Functional Requirements

  • Arrive at Technical Requirements

  • Evaluate & Shortlist 2- ERPs which meet Functional & Technical requirements

  • For each shortlisted ERP

    • Collect Information of Product functionality, Cost

    • Collect Technical info

    • Collect Vendor Info

  • Evaluate results using evaluation criteria

  • Compare & Present the Findings


Define Evaluation Criteria

  • The key criteria & Weightages to be assigned to them are to be arrived at in discussions with Client, such as

    • Functional Criteria including Legal requirements

    • Technical Criteria

    • Vendor Characteristics criteria

    • Cost-Effectiveness criteria

    • Maintainability, Upgradeability of solution, ease of Integration, ease of change …

    • Installed base feedback & Perception etc


Arrive at Tools & Processes

  • Discuss & finalise

    • Tools for Data Collection, data Analysis, Documentation, Comparison

    • Processes for Project Management, Interaction, recording of results and verification, presentation etc.

    • Some steps and processes may involve subjective information – arrive at mechanisms to remove bias

    • Risk Assessment & Management tools


Arrive at Functional Requirements

  • Study & Analysis of the current systems and documenting the processes

  • Needs Analysis – using growth projections & other requirements (Technical & Functional)

  • Market Trend Analysis for the sectors of Business & assessment of Technical & Functional Impact

  • Best Practices Analysis and adoption


Arrive at Technical Requirements

  • Visualize & Analyze the Ideal Usage scenarios and arrive at usage of Technical Components like

    • Hardware sizing

    • Hand-held devices

    • Connectivity

    • Integration areas if applicable


Shortlisting ERPs

  • Based on the Functional & Technical Requirements, top ERPs best meeting Functional & Technical requirements to be shortlisted.

  • Reduce the shortlist to 2 ERP solutions based on key evaluation criteria

  • Use Analyst Information to recommend the best ERP solution based on Industry, User Perception etc


ERP – Functional Evaluation

  • Coverage of Functional areas & sub-areas

  • How well the functional requirements are covered with respect to the processes

  • Ease of use

  • Security features for access, data, transaction etc

  • Ease of change of processes

  • Ease of Integration, wherever required

  • Support for Local requirements & Legal Changes

  • Support for Pervasive devices, wherever required


ERP Technical Evaluation

  • Architecture & ease of adoption

  • Support for Web-Services

  • Conformity to International Standards & Open Standards

  • Security features

  • Ease of Integration

  • Use of Technology endorsed by big players


ERP Vendor Evaluation

  • Standing of Vendor in Gartner ERP Magic Quadrant / similar rankings

  • Technology Adoption Index of Vendors

  • Financial Standing of Vendor

  • Investments in R&D

  • Partnering model and capability to expand product capability through complementary products


TCO Analysis

Product Cost

Implementation cost

Rollout cost

Support Cost

Operations cost

Upgrade Cost

Integration Cost

Cost of enhancements & Modifications

Continuous training costs

ROI Analysis

Tangible Benefits

Direct Benefits

Indirect Benefits

Intangible Benefits

Direct & Indirect

ERP TCO & ROI Evaluation


Comparison of ERPs

  • Compare the ERP solutions based on :

    • the agreed criteria broken up into many finer aspects/ sub-areas (Functional, Technical Coverage & other criteria). Assign a grade on a 10 point scale

    • Assign Weightages to each criteria

    • Arrive at the Weighted cores and Weighted Averages for each Criteria

  • Arrive at a Relative ranking, based on the above Weighted Averages


Timelines

  • Overall timeframe: 4 weeks

  • Project Preparation : 1 week

  • Initial Study of Altek: 2 weeks

  • Discussion & finalization of processes: 1 week

  • Shortlisting ERP Solutions: 1 week

  • Evaluation of ERP Solutions: 1 week

  • Final Presentation:

Some of these processes would overlap to reduce elapsed time


Project Phasing

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Project Preparation

1 wk

Study of BP

2 wks

Process Finalization

1 wk

1 wk

ERP Shortlisting

1 wk

ERP Evaluation

ERP Recommendation

1 wk


Resource Deployment

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Project Preparation

1 wk

PM + PL + 4 Analysts

Study of BP

2 wks

PM + PL + 4 Analysts

PM + PL + 4 Analysts

Process Finalization

1 wk

1 wk

PM + PL + 4 Analysts

ERP Shortlisting

1 wk

PM + PL + 4 Analysts

ERP Evaluation

PM + PL + 4 Analysts

ERP Recommendation

1 wk


Summary

  • TPN has proven expertise in delivering value in its ERP Advisory & ERP Implementation Services

  • TPN has a global presence including focused operations in Middle East

  • With its cost-effective delivery capabilities, TPN has emerged as one of the leading & dependable ERP services Organization worldwide

Together we deliver excellence !


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