According to Syntax IAAS, correspondence with the activity of the company – different, specific business models are optimal for different industries – trade, transport, banking and insurance, etc.
Production type – each production (single, serial, mass, combined) is characterized by a certain technology, organization and management methods.
Functional scope – the integrated system must provide management tools for all functional subsystems and management phases – planning, reporting, control, analysis, regulation.
Compliance with national conditions – methods for solving problems and presenting data must comply with regulatory requirements.
Localization – if the terminology adopted in the system differs from the one adopted in our country, this may impede the effective use of the system.
System software – operating systems, databases and programming languages used must be widely accepted and tested in practical terms.
Remedies – the system must protect the data against unauthorized access and destruction for technical reasons, as well as offer different rights of access to the data depending on the role of the user.
Documentation – availability of detailed guides and instructions.
Working prototypes – it is an advantage to get acquainted with the system if it is implemented in another company.
Purchase and implementation costs – includes license costs, software fees, hardware required, implementation team costs, training, consulting services, process reorganization.
Problems with the implementation of ERP systems
The implementation of an ERP system is a lengthy process and requires a preliminary study and analysis of the company’s activity. When there is insufficient internal knowledge of business processes, hiring an external consultant can lead to a reengineering of the processes in the business model as the project progresses. A good consultation, despite its cost, allows in practice faster and cheaper deployment, higher system usability, and more reliable operation.
Successful implementation of the ERP system requires many problems, such as:
Office connectivity – ERP systems are usually centralized solutions, requiring remote office jobs to work with a central server. Remote connectivity in this case is extremely important for the proper functioning of the system. If the connection is of insufficient capacity or of low speed and quality, this may adversely affect the performance of the system. Connectivity must be at a level that is responsible for the normal operation of the system. In some cases, when remote offices are connected to poor infrastructure, this can be a problem and delay the whole project.
LAN – in some cases, it turns out that the LAN is made in a way that does not meet the requirements of the application, which leads to low speed, packet transmission problems, interrupts, etc. From the real-world tools used to build enterprise networks today, the ITK infrastructure is formed by servers and disk subsystems, Internet connectivity and local connectivity. ERP systems have their own requirements for the ITC infrastructure and it is right to start on the right infrastructure.