Do you already have the buzz words: People, Process,
and technology? To achieve business goals, each must
be addressed, and everyone has to be reasonable. So what
does that mean? And what can fit the puzzle pieces
This Thing Called Technology
Technology consists of hardware and software. The
wrong technology decision has the boomerang effect
Date of stress to the process and the people
Components. Large companiesare thrown into the situation
Resources, usually money, to make the problem
Things work. Smaller companies often do not have that
Luxury, so they have to endure the pain. The smaller
The company, the greater the risk that you do not make
the correct selection.
You have the right to affordable hardware?
Example: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is
the latest fad, and in some cases it may be necessary or
Order by others in your supply chain. Butmay
Cases, a bar code solution that you may already
could be sufficient.
Is your software fit your organization
Example: You may have chosen the name brand software
Solution that covers all the basic functions and
works well for most companies. But perhaps you have
a specialized industry, where a more targeted
Solution would be best suited.
A look at the process --
Often, executive-style technologyto solve, a process
Problem. Sometimes it works. Technology companies
try to integrate best-practice processes in
their products. Change your working processes
the technology can bring about the improvement of
On the other side of the coin, a thorough
Can understand the current processes will help
better technology decisions. Certainly there are
Wisdom in many of your processes. But howanything
Which have been changed and improved over time, it
probably is less efficient than it would have been
is the current / future state was planned
at the beginning.
Other pieces of the puzzle are laws and regulations
Considerations. Forward thinking companies will want to
to proactively monitor and address relevant issues
also be imposed prior to the statutory mandates.
Sarbanes-Oxley requires that processes and
Procedures are in orderto show
Compliance and control of top-level executive.
Documentation and technology is the key to success in the
As a result of natural disasters last year
Business continuity planning legislation is to
Concerns about bioterrorism and disease
Epidemics underscore the need for lot and batch --
Must take account of global electronic companies,
European Union (EU), a native of compliance issues
To meet environmental requirements.
With effect from July1, 2006, the reduction of
Hazardous Waste (RoHS) bans the use of
certain chemicals used in electronic products.
The electrical and electronic equipment
(WEEE) Directive requires the sale of the company
To recycle electronics in the EU and the inclusion
Costs of doing so. Companies need in electrical and electronic equipment
Compliance from 1 January 2007.
The first question is: Are our laws and in line?
Then the corporate strategy, mission and
Clearly defined priorities understand
All of them? These answers drive your organization
Structure, your products, your processes and your
People are pivotal
They have the technology, and you have the processes,
but nothing happens when they are not used by
People. There are many discussions about the
Reachability of a return on investment for an ERP --
System. Reasons, the ROI may be difficult:
Mismatch between the process and> Technology
The wrong technology solution was selected for
Not true with your business goals or your
Can not with compliance requirements.
People were not trained enough to
Take advantage of the technology
Technology was not up and / or implemented
right for your company
Lack of cooperation within the organization
and / or throughout the supply chain.
People are expensive, but important resources. The
The purpose of the process and technology to help your
People add value to your organization.
Get it right!
What is the total cost of ownership (TCO)? The
obviously project costs for hardware, software,
Systems integration services, data conversion. But
The TCO concept promotes a consideration of all
direct and indirect costs incurred during the
Life cycle of an asset or> Technology, including
Acquisition, construction, operation, support and
Increasing requirements for regulatory compliance in conjunction with
the relentless pursuit of profitability requires
Companies to find innovative ways to more
add value to the company, without adding additional
Many companies do not even want to take the time to
properly analyze their needs, goals and
Objectives before they embark on new projects.But
You can not afford to take time. Either
invest the money front, to the right solutions
or you pay later for maintenance costs, ineffective
Operations, poor morale and an inability to
to make effective decisions.
Solution of all these parts of people, processes,
Puzzles and technology is the detection of hidden
Potential in your business. Once these pieces
in place provides a panoramic view of the authorized
TheyExecution of a strategy for success. If
Be your goal to maximize and accelerate your ROI, and