THE JOURNEY CONTINUES…
Our journey continues in the next phase of ERP implementation. Solution Design Documentation (SDD) is the heart of the ERP. SDD includes information about the working elements of the overall solution, including IFS standard features, gaps and integrations. It is very important to get the entire solution depicted in a pictorial representation.
Objectives of the SDD
• The details of the business flow in the future solution based on IFS and JOIN
• Solution validation
• The single point of reference for future value additions, issues and troubleshooting
• Documenting the high level
• Business and solution flow diagrams
SDD documents submission by the consultants expected to be completed by 18/08/17. A walkthrough session is arranged with key users to explain SDD processing methods. SDD reviewing and acceptance process expected to be completed by mid of September 2017. Application Solution Testing (AST) will follow through right after the SDD acceptance. Key users will verify their processes in the system based on the SDD documents.
After several discussion, JOIN, a partner software of IFS, has developed a solution for bidding logbook (bid log). Estimation and Proposal Department (EPD) team is currently testing the bid log by entering live data for past one month. Both consultant and EPD are continuously troubleshooting and upgrading the solution before release to the key users. Solution is expected to be ready for release in the month of September 2017. On behalf of management, highest appreciation to EPD team contribution and continuous support in testing this solution.
Work Breakdown Structure
We are also started to set up the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for all project scopes. This process require numerous brainstorming sessions with process experts, process owners, QMD and Finance. Leopad Group’s current Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) will be absorbed as WBS with relevant changes. This team also will discuss and propose both digital and manual reporting for Steering Committee approval. Approved WBS will be tested during AST and UAT.
WBS brainstorming session on weekends
Many decision pertaining policies and processes will be made during SDD & AST by Process Owners and Steering Committee. Therefore, highest commitment and cooperation required from all team members required during meetings, trainings and brainstorming sessions. Many thanks for your support and see you next month.
Lets Make It Happen”