We looked at many of these issues in a previous blog post entitled Your Business Performance Plan and ERP: An Effective Acquisition Strategy.
The Importance of Visibility, Centralized ERP
- Key performance metrics
- Technology platform options
- Information access methods: scorecards, dashboards, data cubes for analysis, and report processing
- Business data dimensions, i.e., how we want to look at the business
A PE Success Story
Ultra was engaged to do a full business process improvement and software selection. After a careful analysis of current state and future state of operations, with an eye toward driving process improvement, the food equipment company selected the Cloud ERP technology platform. Once the detailed ERP requirements definition was concluded, the solution from NetSuite was selected as the best fit, since it lets the organization access needed functionality and provides the ability to add more functions as the need arises. It also lets them ramp up additional facilities as acquired by the PE firm.