The implementation of Cloud ERP and business applications is now seen as a primary enabler of the digitally enabled business. Making a good selection and running a smooth implementation is vital.
In the next 5 – 10 years on-premise solutions will no longer be maintained by software vendors, and the direction of the market will continue to move towards cloud. You can sweat the asset, but at some point, in the near future your software vendor will dictate a roadmap and attempt to take the choice of when you make the move to cloud away from you.
At Searchlight Consulting, we believe that your business application roadmap should be led by business needs, rather than being forced by your software vendor. We have delivered basic Finance, complex ERP, CRM and supply chain management (SCM) solutions across a range of industries and from different software vendors. In the last 3-5 years, cloud-based solutions have dominated the selection process and our implementation projects – we have evaluated and delivered SAP S/4HANA and Business ByDesign, Oracle Fusion and Oracle NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Finance & Operations and Dynamics CRM, Infor CloudSuite, IFS and The Access Group.
Engaging Searchlight in procurement selection, our clients have typically saved an additional 10%-20% over and above the typical discounts offered by vendors. We have ensured that our clients and their systems integration partners have the right commercial agreements in place and have led projects to successful delivery.
We help clients make sense of the cloud ERP and enterprise application market, providing:
- Strategy alignment and enterprise architecture-led planning
- Business capability assessment and requirements analysis
- Product and integration partner selection, negotiation and commercial engagement
- Client-side delivery assurance
- Programme and project leadership, across all work streams with specific expertise in functional leadership, data migration, testing, organisational readiness and change management
- Cloud operating models and technology management organisation design