Business process modelling in ERP implementation is one of the most critical steps for executing an effective implementation. Business process modelling sets the foundation for ERP implementation success, providing an opportunity to uncover current pain points and plan for future improvements. In this article, we will highlight the role and benefits of Business Process Modelling in ERP implementation project.
To maximise your organisation benefit from implementing Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and give your business the power to dramatically increase efficiency and boost revenue, you must work all elements to get a successful ERP implementation, as it requires careful planning and adherence to best practices.
Business Process Modelling in ERP implementation
Business process modelling (BPM) visually graph operations and workflows for the current used processes to have the opportunity to detect workflow deficiency. During the ERP implementation, we use gap analysis to map the already used processes to the new or improved processes that can be used with ERP.
Business process modelling alone will not add many benefits to your company without the exercise of improving processes based on ERP and digitalisation. The complete exercise will give your business a complete perspective of your operations by visualising how data and tasks flow inside your business, to be able to identify inefficiencies and create updated processes that establish new and improved workflows.
ERP software is intended to automate processes and help in business digital transformation, but automating your current poorly-designed workflows is ineffective, and will not let you achieve the maximum ROI of your ERP implementation.
Business Process Modelling Benefits
- Process Standardisation: While mapping current workflows, there’s a good chance to find employees performing an operation incorrectly, business process modelling (BPM) uncovers these issues and provides an opportunity to adjust and enhance workflows to enforce best practices.
- Transparency: Process and workflow documentation clarifies overall business operations goals, greater understanding and accountability.
- Risk Mitigation: Once you recognise current pain points and model for the currently used workflows, you can prioritise project objectives to optimise your business without experiencing project budget increase or project time extension.
Enterprises who intended to implement ERP cannot afford to skip the business process modelling (BPM) exercise, as it is considered the baseline for project goals, and a key success factor for the implementation.
At iX Dev, we’re committed to following best practices to ensure each client’s solution will optimises their operations. Our consultants and partners have over 20 years of experience in ERP implementation and follow the international best practices to maximise customers’ ROI.