Enterprise systems are commercial software packages that allow transaction-oriented data and business processes within an enterprise throughout the whole supply chain for inter-organization.
In our definition, enterprise systems are ERP applications that include associated bundles, such as advanced planning and scheduling, automation of sales teams, management of customer relationships, and configuration of goods.
It appears that enterprise management systems have been a useful tool for businesses looking for package solutions. These commercial software packages promise the seamless integration of financial and accounting information, human resource information, supply chain information, customer information, and all the data flowing through a business.
An enterprise system imposes its own logic on the policy, organization, and culture through its very existence. Even when a certain degree of business-unit segregation can be in its best interests, it drives a business towards full integration.
And even though personalized processes can be a competitive advantage source, it drives a business towards generic strategies. If a company is rushing to install an enterprise system without first getting a good understanding of the business consequences, it can invite unwanted outcomes.
This article is about “Going Enterprise,” which means having to provide various modules forming a singular body that connects, follows, and adapts to the corporate entity’s changing needs.
Here we are going to discuss, in brief, about what it means to ‘go enterprise’ and when would be a good time to do it.
A closer look at Enterprise System Management
Complexity is at the core of the challenges that IT operations face. Traditional IT environments are growing, creating complicated problems for support personnel.
IT operations require improved visibility, review, and automation to remain competitive. As several studies have shown, many implementations of enterprise systems struggle to achieve the intended benefits.
Although theoretically compliant, the implementations often lack critical elements required to align system-wide operation and drive output.
As a growing company ourselves, we have to ‘from time to time’ focus on various systems that make for complete management, boost efficiency, and help with record management while staying secure, simple, and cost-effective. We turn to IT experts to bring in such efficiency.
When to adopt an Enterprise system?
Before we start discussing how to adopt a package enterprise system, we need to discuss – why we need to go enterprise. Primarily, going enterprise means you are engaged on any or all of the given below:
- IT Governance
- IT Portfolio Management
- IT Services Management
IT Governance is the way that provides us with unlimited options to select and implement systems that help us manage our Human Resources, Knowledge Base, Business Intelligence, Customer Records, Project Data, Source Files, and much more.
Radixweb has been experimenting with various systems from as early as 2003 and has used a wide variety of CRM tools, Content Management Systems, Network Security Systems, and are currently using what would be considered the latest IT field has to offer.
We are currently using Microsoft Sharepoint Services for much of our core management governance and various tools for peripheral corporate management activities. Our servers run on the cloud platform. We have somewhere around 500 servers combined in virtual and physical mode achieved through a complex operations management mode.
We have executed over 5000 projects, and nearly a decade of customer data has to be managed, backed up, and updated according to times and needs. We employ enterprise management tools to the best we can.
Part of our operational expenditure is dedicated to such systems. We gain from such investment in the form of security, systematization and reduced management efforts.
Also, the knowledge pool acts as a weapon for decision support, and critical data gained through records management helps us form future strategies and grow from thereon.
It always begins with the identification of needs. It would be best to sum it up as a “Problem Statement” that generates an “opportunity” otherwise a need for IT systems implementation.
In our case, the needs were mainly associated with ensuring steady business continuity – having the most updated data on hand to draw up reports and back up the systems by being secure.
If you have your “Problem Areas” identified and would like to know how to overcome them using IT systems, we are here to help.
Radixweb specializes in several systems, including Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint Server, Commerce Server, and BizTalk ESB. Using these systems, we offer the following:
- Data Warehousing Systems
- Single Sign-in Dashboards to access multiple applications
- Enterprise Commerce Systems
- Enterprise Content Management Systems
- Master Data Management Systems
- Enterprise Services Bus and much more…
Radixweb approaches enterprise systems projects with the ultimate performance objectives through front and center. Nowadays, many systems providers know a lot about software integration but know less about improving performance.
However, at Radixweb, we have extensive knowledge of integration support, process optimization, post-implementation realization activities, and driving return-on-investment for systems implementations.
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