AMEL believes that the rollout strategy, approach and work stream need to start from day one of an IFS global project.
Getting buy-in from key countries on the overall approach, solution and plans is critical. Many rollouts fail not because of the technology but because of the resistance by the receiving site/country.
It is important to develop the blueprint (i.e. the configured system and documented processes, reports, training and data maps) so that it can be easily transferred to the sites/countries with minimum changes.
It is important to consider the localisations and the effort required to install the core solution to the sites.
AMEL believes that such critical considerations cannot be left to the rollout stage itself. They must be addressed at the beginning of the project.
We follow a structured methodology to assess where our clients are with their ERP/IFS implementation and establish what needs to be rolled out, where and when.
Step 1: Baseline – We work with the client to findout about the current ERP/IFS core solution and rollout status
- Business Landscape
- Core Solution (blueprint) Readiness
- Data Migration Readiness
- Training Delivery Readiness
- Support Readiness
- Rollout Planning Assessment
AMEL is committed to investing in using its tools and techniques to understanding the client’s ERP/IFS rollout plans and aspirations.
Step 2: Discovery – We conduct an onsite rollout assessment to determine the scale, scope and complexity of the rollout programme. The discovery step will determine the maturity and completeness of the core solution and the mechanisms to “cut-paste” into the various sites taking into consideration local needs (e.g. Legal / Tax / Currency / Language).
AMEL guarantees the following outputs from its discovery step:
- Rollout Strategy – aims, scope, approach, roadmap
- Risks Assessment
- Communications Plan
- Rollout Tools
Step 3: Upgrade Delivery & Support – Once the discovery phase outputs are approved, AMEL can commence delivering the benefits.
AMEL commits to
- Payment on outputs rather than timesheets
- No gain no pay
- No suprises – agreed upfront expenses, consultants and business engagement schedule