I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about all the wonderful things the latest version of Control has to offer. Role-based data, Business Activity Monitor, real-time KPIs and the rest of it. But, we both know, the issue that is really important is . . . money. How much does this thing cost or how is it going to pay for itself or how does it save me money?
When you talk about ERP, one word tends to throw a bit of cold water on the conversation. That word is implementation.
A recent Panorama Consulting independent implementation satisfaction survey showed that 93% of all ERP implementations take longer than expected. Nearly 60% of them exceed their budgeted cost. It’s no wonder the satisfaction rate with implementations is in the basement. Less then 15% of those surveyed would use the words “very satisfied” to describe their implementation description.
Cincom has developed a special implementation strategy that is unlike any other in the industry. We have never had a failed implementation. We do not use third parties. That alone makes us unique.
Our goal is to get the system up and running and delivering benefit as quickly as possible. It is not unusual for Cincom implementations to be completed within four months.
I know, that sounds really nice. But here are the numbers. We put your job, and only your job, on the desktop. We integrate your KPIs, your Task List and your executable process on that desktop.
The result is you are able to work without the need of plowing through stuff of no interest to you. It’s like going to the library and finding that they only have the books you want.
Our customers are reporting staggering improvements in process throughput. They are seeing 50 percent, 60 percent and even 80 percent reductions in processing time. This translates directly into green savings.
Reduced Training Time
Most Enterprise Operations Systems require the end user to memorize huge amounts of esoteric minutia in order to use the systems for their jobs. This increases the chance for user errors and slows down the entire training process.
Control makes users productive faster through our minimized learning curve. The user only needs to know those things that directly affect their job. The product is designed with the Microsoft look and feel, which makes everything instantly look familiar.
Reduced training time means quicker deployment of the product, but also reductions in cross training times and quicker new-hire training. So, this is a benefit that extends well beyond the initial implementation cycle.
Unified, Seamless Working Environment
With Control you are connected. Your processes, co-workers, departments, customers and suppliers are all integrated into the system. Built on Microsoft SharePoint, Control brings everything together.
This eliminates the siloing of information, duplication of effort, execution of unnecessary processes and facilitates an environment that accelerates the efficiency of the entire enterprise.
Ultriva Lean Execution Suite
Ultriva will extend your system beyond your enterprise borders. Imagine efficient, communication into your supply chain and down stream into your customer base.
Being customer-driven, means being demand-driven. No more stock-out conditions, increased inventory turns, and up to 80 percent increased cash on hand.
Control is designed to deliver value to you almost immediately. That value goes way beyond the initial price tag and the fast implementation.