Service Offering - Extracting Strategic Advantage from Executive Information Systems and Data Warehousing
Too often, we look for new systems rather than exploiting advantage from our current application environments. EIS solutions can radically transform the business advantage that corporations get from either new or legacy ERP systems. This applies to domains such as demand management, operations management, inventory management, quality operations, and procurement management. In this worldview, the ERP system is relegated to the role of a transaction engine, with the EIS provides the business front end. The art and wisdom of deploying EIS systems effectively relates to the choice of data structures that reflect real world business issues and the design provision for aggregation, translation and extension built into the extracted data structures.
- Assessment of the business context within which the EIS system is deployed.
- Choice of programme priorities that reflect business needs.
- Prescription of flat data extracts (e.g. Sales Order Book, Work Order Book, Purchase Order Book, Inventory Status, Production Transaction History, and Purchasing History.
- Prescription of extensions to the data structures, whether business logical, unit of measure translations, or reference extensions.
- Design of provision for aggregation, whether temporal, product family, geographic, resource or other hierarchy.
- Prescription of how editions of status files extracts are to be represented.
- Deployment of value adding business process refinements exploiting the EIS system.
- Technology recommendations related to EIS system choice, if appropriate.
Typical Duration : (contingent on operating unit complexity)
- Director IT, Supply Chain, Finance or Operations