LYAssociates

ERP System Diagnostics

Infrastructure Diagnostic

LYA's ERP System Infrastructure Diagnostic has been designed to ensure that entrepreneurs can leverage their investment in the existing ERP system infrastructure, and where justified make sound ERP system infrastructure investments going forward that could have a significant return on investment and value-added impact on their business.

Entrepreneurs have engaged LYA to perform an ERP System Infrastructure Diagnostic for a variety of reasons, which they have told us include:

  • They are unhappy with their current ERP system infrastructure i.e. lack of reliability and maintainability, high cost of ownership of the current infrastructure, security vulnerabilities, lack of a disaster recovery plan, etc.

  • They are not well equipped to drive the desired improvements in reliability and control of their ERP system infrastructure.

  • They believe that proactive change is less disruptive and costly than continuously "putting out fires", and can significantly improve their quality of life and peace of mind.

Our Methodology

Our first step in performing the ERP System Infrastructure Diagnostic is to assess our client's current ERP system infrastructure by performing an on-site analysis of the infrastructure and analysing our client's responses to our ERP System Infrastructure Diagnostic Client Questionnaire.

When analysing our client's current infrastructure, we evaluate a number of factors, such as:

  • ERP system infrastructure & telecom, including server infrastructure, messaging & anti-spam/anti-malware software, security, monitoring & alerting and back-up & recovery.

  • ERP system infrastructure management, including strategy, metrics, governance, and risks & compliancy.

  • ERP system infrastructure organization, staffing, processes & policies.

  • ERP system infrastructure reliability and maintainability, including service level and quality of service.

  • Business continuity and corporate information security management.

After we have evaluated the current infrastructure that is in place, we then develop prioritized recommendations upon which senior management can take action to improve the infrastructure's overall reliability and security. We then summarize our findings and recommendations in an ERP System Infrastructure Diagnostic Report for review by our client.

Key Objectives of LYA's ERP System Infrastructure Diagnostic

  • Evaluate our client's current ERP system infrastructure.

  • Identify and prioritize areas for improvement.

  • Provide coaching to the key project stakeholders on ERP system infrastructure awareness and potential benefits.

  • Develop an Action Plan containing recommended short-term "quick wins" (low cost solutions that are easy to implement) and medium and long-term ERP system infrastructure investments.

  • Prepare a Business Impact Analysis for the recommendations contained in the Action Plan.

  • Generate a preliminary cost estimate and Implementation Roadmap for each ERP system infrastructure project recommended.

Key Business Benefits of LYA's ERP System Infrastructure Diagnostic

  • Implementing ERP system infrastructure best-practices will increase operational efficiency & control, and reduce operating costs.

  • Adopting ERP system infrastructure best-practices will help stimulate business growth and improve the company's value proposition.

  • Prioritizing current and future investments in ERP system infrastructure based on alignment to strategic objectives will help maximize each project's return on investment ("ROI").

  • Proper positioning with respect to ERP system infrastructure trends will help increase the company's competitive advantage and business valuation.

  • Proper planning of ERP system infrastructure investments will help ensure the sustainability of the company's planned growth.

 
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