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  • ERP Course: Planning, Design, and Implementation of ERPReadings: Chapter 3 Mary Sumner

    Peter Dologdolog [at] cs [dot] aau [dot] dk5.2.47Information SystemsOctober 3, 2007

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    ERP Implementation

    Phases stay: Planning Requirements analysis Design Detailed design Implementation Maintanance

    Focus changes To fit the existing software (ERP) package to an


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    Planning (Business justification)Inventory cost reductions

    Ability to use timely operational dataIT cost reductions

    Ability to integrate systems instead of maintaining many separatePersonnel cost reductions

    Ability to enhance systems without incurring the time and costof custom development and modifications

    Increased profitability Ability to introduce new features

    Productivity improvement Access online to real time data

    Better cash management Reduction in cost and time of systems development and


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    Requirements Analysis

    Analyzing business process (how company works)Analyzing how those process are already supportedSpecifying the processes to be supported in addition or change of

    the current support Should fit with organizations goals and competitive strategyAnalysis of technical infrastructureSpecification of technical infrastructure which should enable the


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    Selecting an ERP SystemCreate a visionCreate a feature listCreate a software candidate listNarrow the field to 4 - 6 candidatesCreate RFPSelect 2 - 3 finalistsSelect a winnerJustify the investmentNegotiate the contractRun a pre-implementation pilotValidate justification

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    Technology Factors

    Cost of technology (start-up and recurring)Installation (support, time, and cost)User interfacesUpgradabilityComputing environmentPersonnel requirements (to use and to design)

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    Re-engineering vs. CustomizationRe-engineering

    Analyse possibilities to change processes and organizationalstructures

    Design changes to fit ERP best practicesCustomization

    Analyse current processes Suggest an ERP system change to fit it to existing processes

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    Re-Engineering vs. Customizing

    Customizing+ Supports unique bussiness processes+ Strategic processes are maintained- Difficulty to introduce some changes- Difficulty with upgrades

    Re-Engineering+ Features and processes supported by ERP+ Based on best practices- Does not support strategic or unique business processes- Resistance to organizational change

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    Re-engineering and customization factorsRe-engineering Customizing

    Re-engineeringbusiness processes

    Software system bestpractices

    Independent of toolsbeing implemented

    Organizational fit

    works well with minimal changes but can disturbthe organization ifextensive changes arerequired

    may disruptorganization lessbecause the software is designed to theprocesses

    Evolution depends on vendor

    evolution can support unique requirementbut create difficultieswhen a vendorugrades features youhave changed

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    Re-engineering Customizing

    CostImplementation is costeffective

    may involve extensivecosts of customimplementation


    boundaries set by business process models and bestpractices

    more flexibility for custom requirements

    Competitivnessother firms have the same settings

    do not have to use thesoftware which othercompanies in industryadopted

    FitNeed to fit to requirementsdrawn by the ERP

    Unique requirementshas to be supported by a customization


    Needed to cunsult business process change

    Needed to consultsystem implementationchange

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    ERP Implementation Alternatives

    Vanilla implementationSingle vendor with customizationIn-house with supplementary ERP modulesASP

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    Detailed Design

    Select applicable business processesDiscard inaplicable business processesReorganize and document new processesIdentify areas not covered by the best practices which require

    customization and development

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    Models Used

    Component model show major functionsOrganization model breakdown of oranization structureData model information needed by a companyInteraction model information flow between organizational


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    Dialog customizationDialog connection customizationProcessing functions customizationData model customizationReports customizationIntegration with the office systems

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    Collabotation/Interaction Diagrams

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    +getName() : string+setName(in Name : string)+getSICCode() : string+setSICCode(in SICCode : string)+getLegalForm() : string+setLegalForm(in LegalForm : string)+getRevenue() : string+setRevenue(in Revenue : string)+getType() : string+setType(in Type : string)+getEmployees() : string+setEmployees(in Employees : string)+getStatus() : string+setStatus(in Status : string)+getAccountId() : string+setAccountId(in Status : string)+Account()+getAccountObject(in AccountId : string) : Account+getDetails(in Account : Account) : object

    -Name : string-Code : string-LegalForm : string-Industry-Revenue-Type-Employees-Status-AccountId


    +Accounts()+getAccount(in AccountId : string) : Account+Accounts(in SalesMan : SalesMan, in Role : string) : Accounts+getAccountManager() : SalesMan+getNameIndex(in Accounts : Accounts) : object


    +SalesMan()+getSalesManObject(in SalesManId) : SalesMan+getName() : string+setName(in Name : string)+getRole() : string+setRole(in Role : string)+getSalesManId() : string+setSalesManId(in SalesManId : string)

    -Name : string-Role : string-SalesManrId : string


    +getName() : string+getPrice() : float+getItems() : int+getType() : string+getDescription() : string+getProductId() : string+setName(in Name : string)+setPrice(in Price : float)+setItems(in Items : int)+setType(in Type : string)+setDescription(in Description : string)+setProduct(in ProductId : string)

    -Name : string-Price : float-Items : int-Type : string-Description : string-ProductId : string




















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    Dialog Sequencing clasify product

    Modify Product


    Connect(CategoryID, ProductID)

    Categories Product








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    Dialog Sequencing user interaction

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    * *


    {All instances on contract on which self.filter is true}



    Instrument Party






    ** *

    +start0..1* +end0..1 *

    +selectContracts(in Collection)-isIncluded








    SetFilter SetOperation{documentation = Instances: Union, Intersection, Negation}

    * 1..1



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    Client Customization

    4G languages forms Adding, modifying attributes, control boxes, Adding/modifying client function Adding/modifying connection to database Adding/modifying menus, control flows,

    Client APIs Externilize dialogs to functions Allow to instantiate and embed client dialogs and functions

    in external programs

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    Forms Development

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    Visual Basic for Applications

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    Message Queues (e.g. Navision)

    public Form1() { // // Required for Windows Form Designer support //


    // // TODO: Add any constructor code after InitializeComponent call // mqFromNavision.Formatter = new

    System.Messaging.XmlMessageFormatter(new Type[] {typeof(String)}); }

    private void mqFromNavision_ReceiveCompleted(object sender, System.Messaging.ReceiveCompletedEventArgs e) { System.Messaging.Message m = mqFromNavision.EndReceive(e.AsyncResult); txtReceive.Text = (string)m.Body; }

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    Customer callingCall center software identifiesthe numberThe procedure at the callcenter site associated with sales telephones runs a procedure where a navision objects areembededA function for openning and looking up particular contact is implemented

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