Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Implementing SAP EHS in current Economic Scenario... Seeing Opportunity in Difficult Period !!!

Dear Friends, 

As is evident from the market, majority of companies seeing to expand their ERP portfolio with Sustainability footprint, some focusing on entirely new implementations, some on Upgrade and some on the consolidation of their existing systems and recreating their solution landscape. So transitioning existing SAP systems with EHS portfolio has always been revolutionary, which takes entire Compliance process to next level, to a level where regulatory information is delivered more quickly, more informed decisions are made and ultimately an increased compliance and less violations is achieved. The trick is doing right with less resources and money. These transformations are almost always painful nonetheless owing to the fact that majority of the regulations or legal requirements are on continuous change.  Further many Small and Mid sized organizations find it difficult to fully understood the legalities and are in the process of developing their own work processes.

There’s no value and no reason to reinvent the wheel i.e., Business Processes. Frankly, most everything a Company needs or want in regard to a Sustainability implementation has already been done, and done well, by Sector Specific SAP Best Practices. A Company job can be much simpler and certainly less risky because of them. This is often the case with Mid Sized Enterprises, when it comes to Large Companies the implementation spans across multiple years and multiple milestones.  Expanding the existing ERP portfolio with EHS Suite is less often the innovative game, for many has become the required investment necessarily to merely re-level the playing fields. Often Business follows the Software while it is implemented so it’s often useful to implement the best practices and level the ground to meet the competition and then innovate as the days pass to achieve operational efficiency - this will reduce the risk, implement with less resources and moreover reduce the implementation cost.