Once the H7TM framework is applied to your project, the introduction of two additional phases will be noticed. These two, along with the five phases that can be found in the classic ERP implementation methodologies is indeed the reason for the number 7 at the end of the name Holistika. This will make the difference between starting the journey with a ball instead of a block and keeping the ball up, in a sustainable way, instead of dropping it.
1 – Foundation
Before creating or improving business processes, an organization must first identify their critical components, define their key objectives and assess their value.
Once these components are defined they must be translated into measureable objectives to be met partially or completely by the end of the ERP implementation. The competencies in the future and the critical roles of the business have to be identified at this point. This will help to promote a culture of improvement across the organization during your project and into the future. The integration between business processes and Organizational Change Management becomes a key aspect to successfully implement this phase. The idea that ERP implementations are Change Management Projects must be incorporated since the beginning.
2- Sustain and Optimization (S&O):
With the thought that go-live is a one-day event while sustain and optimization is a long-term activity, the focus on a more rigorous execution of your plan is required. This has to be incorporated into all phases of the project in order to better achieve the final state and targets, as defined during Foundation, of the business processes being implemented.
This phase aims not only for a smooth transition and sustainable day-after, but also for the optimization of the business processes implemented that include the people, technology, tools and techniques components around them. The progress will always be measured against clear targets to achieve real results.