99 problems

99 problems, but a centralised organisational system aint one.

Every modern business has countless sets of operations and processes, and yet few have the resources to utilise the sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems they require. Once upon a time, ERPs could function as one stop solution to all your business needs . Simple processes such as HR management, payroll and inventory management are easily organised through ERPs, catering literally to what were the core resources of any given enterprise.

Gartner separates postmodern ERP strategy into 2 categories; administrative and operational . Administrative strategy covers financials, human capital management and indirect procurements. On the other hand, operational ERP strategies build upon and extend beyond administrative functions to maximise operational efficiencies. These strategies can include order management, manufacturing and supply chain.

Of course, ERP strategy varies between businesses and industry. For example, in asset-intensive industries such as mining and property management, ERP strategy may include operations and maintenance of assets. A typical ERP system will contain a range of modules or add-ons to facilitate unique combinations of business functions.

Whilst these add-ons can be useful, modern businesses must use many of these to allow for all their processes to be represented. Built upon a general foundational strategy, these enhanced ERP systems are effective in simple organisational tasks such as avoiding data duplication and redundancy, but fall short when it comes to an overarching ERP strategy that caters to the unique needs of a given organisation. As mobile and cloud technologies continue to develop, organisations today are rapidly embracing enterprise digitalisation to avoid being disrupted in their own industry.

But can you replace your entire application stack?

An enterprise application stack can be analysed using a business process frameworks. Pre-existing frameworks such as eTOM(Enhanced Telecom Operations Map) are specific to industry- in this case, to telecom service providers. At present, existing platforms struggle to encapsulate the diverse needs of today’s industries and the cost of implementation often outweighs the software license itself.

How can an organization overcome the cost of transitions?
Overcome service downtime and create unanimous buy in?
What are the other available options?

Lets see how blockHQ can solve these wicked problems for you!



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