Calculating ROI from an investment in ERP could be a vital problem. As ERP consultants, we’re typically requested in regards to the idea of monitoring ROI and inevitably the dialog results in what returns to observe.

Investment in ERP gives many alternatives for ROI calculation, each in estimating returns and calculating them, akin to elevated revenues, price reductions, schedule efficiency, labor effectivity enhancements, and high-quality enhancements.

ROI could be measured by elevated revenues, price reductions, effectivityenhancementshigh qualityenhancementsto calla couple of.

3 Steps to Assessing ROI

Calculating ROI from an investment in ERP entails a three-part method. To be most profitable at managing modifications to their enterprise processes, companies need to:

  1. Make ROI calculations normal working process to be able to each justify projects and consider them upon completion
  2. Include all related prices in your ROI calculations together with inner staffing prices.
  3. Eliminate dependency on pens, pencils and spreadsheets. Utilize reporting capabilities of the system and complement them with integrated enterprise intelligence and occasion administration for actual time efficiency monitoring

Without pre-defining the necessary metrics to be improved by the numerous investments of implementing a brand new or upgraded ERP system, it is going to be troublesome to find out if the investment was worthwhile.

It may also be troublesome to establish areas that have to be addressed to be able to obtain the specified outcomes or to know what's working properly.

Defining the business case as a part of the ERP system choice course of will present info for:

  • Making a wide selection of an ERP system
  • Aligning the implementation project and enterprise transformation with the lifelines of the enterprise
  • Monitoring the enterprise because the implementation project strikes by its phases
  • Defining the benchmarks of efficiency after implementation

Build the Business Case

In constructing such a enterprise case, we glance as numerous enterprise metrics that embrace (however not essentially restricted to):

  • Acquire New Customers
  • Retain and Grow Current Customers
  • Leverage Income-generating Assets
  • Strengthen Pricing
  • Variable Cost Productivity
  • Fixed Cost Productivity
  • Purchase Price Deflation
  • Improvements in
    • Customer Interaction Efficiency
    • Corporate Shared Service Efficiency
    • Development and Production Efficiency
    • Logisitics and Service Position Efficiency
    • Income Tax Efficiency
    • PP&E Efficiency
    • Inventory Efficiency
    • Payables and Receivables Efficiency
    • Managerial and Governance Effectiveness
    • Execution Capabilities

The Value Map

Once this enterprise case is developed, an Enterprise Value Map can be utilized to signify the case.

A typical map would come with experiences/graphs to help the main points earlier than and after implementation.

The map is only one supporting doc to construct the enterprise case as a part of the enterprise evaluation course of.

By taking this strategy, the choice and implementation groups know how one can orient their pondering and choice making in order that the strategic lifelines of the enterprise are improved. If they aren't, correction actions could be properly outlined.

Author's Bio: 

• A business solution centric Odoo Consultant and IT professional with about 11+ years of experience spanning Odoo delivery, Sales, pre-sales, Odoo product development, Odoo business consulting, outsourcing & ADM services in leadership positions.

• Has headed Practices for Enterprise Solutions ( SAP, Baan & Odoo )

• Experience across domains likeSales and Marketing, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Chemical, Automotive maped to Odoo

• Extensive experience in large program delivery & business process transformation consulting (Odoo Consultant) for multiple programs

• Demonstrated experience in designing new product & service offerings and executing global Go-To-Market strategies for new offerings for new market penetration

• Proven leadership skills with balanced focus on people, processes & technology

• Pioneered the use of ERP systems in various Processing Industry

• Worked as Process Heads of Marketing, Sales, Purchase, HR, ERP Project deliveries and also worked as Business Heads for many companies like IBM, JKT, Denave India, FCS and presently at Apagen Solutions (P) Ltd. and Accord Brothers Media (P) Ltd. As business head.