Why do enterprises need to roll out ERP when expanding the market?

Giang Hoàng



When the business strategic vision changes towards expanding to the international market, instead of operating and managing in a different way in each branch and subsidiary, enterprises choose to standardize its apparatus according to consistent process by scaling and localizing the ERP system being operated from headquarters or parent company. This is the form of ERP Roll-out.
In order to successfully Roll-out and effectively manage remote branches, enterprises need to understand the concept and importance of ERP Roll-out for business sustainable development in market expansion strategy.

1. What is roll-out?
The system roll-out is to replicate the business model of the SAP system to subsidiaries with similar business processes. The main task of the localization Roll-out project is to fulfill the local requirements of the subsidiary, while maintaining the integrity of the corporate model.

Roll-out - Localize your ERP system

Although it is a form of ERP implementation, Roll-out has some differences that businesses need to keep in mind. When rolling out the ERP system from the parent company, the enterprise needs to have accurate and complete information about the legal regulations in the host country and the locality of the branch or subsidiary. Leveraging on the expertise and experience of local roll-out consultants and implementation experts helps speed up the roll-out process and minimizes post-production risk.

2. Benefits of Roll-out in expanding market
Roll-out deployment is a way for businesses to take advantage of the ERP system that has been built, operated effectively and completed at the headquarters of the parent company, as well as limiting the cost of implementing and maintaining the system. ERP Roll-out is the first choice of large-scale enterprises when conducting market expansion and organization size because of the following benefits:

  • Standardize the way of operation and reporting of results of subsidiaries and branches in the enterprise.
  • Facilitate smooth and transparent communication between branches and between branches and headquarters by using business terms and consistent performance evaluation criteria.
  • Minimizing tax and business risks when operating the local ERP system in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Limit deployment costs – reduce the total number of consulting days on a project by using pre-engineered solutions as well as system configuration and expansion
  • Reduce ERP system implementation time at branches and new companies.
  • Reduce system maintenance costs by using the central server of the headquarters and parent company; easily adjust and upgrade the system to the needs of the business based on the data and performance indicators available from the system operated at the headquarters.

3. Responsibility of consulting and implementing SAP ERP Roll-out for businesses

Responsibilities of consulting and implementing unitsSAP ERP Roll-out for businesses

Based on the system structure that has been implemented at the headquarters and specialized knowledge, SAP ERP Roll-out experts flexibly adapt the system to the local subsidiary and branch without doing any work. loss of integrity and transparency of the overall operating system by:

  • Share knowledge about how other subsidiaries and branches in the group work – drawing on the experience of the branches that have implemented the group solution
  • Share knowledge about the model solution available in the system (blueprint, configuration, extended functionality)
  • Manage or perform specific implementation tasks and activities (especially during the detailed planning phase, less often during prototype development and final preparation for product launch) export)
  • Share knowledge about implementation experiences at other companies in the group (problems and solutions, corrective and preventive actions)
  • Control, audit the implementation results achieved and ensure the compliance of the system deployed at the company with the leading SAP solution

4. CMC Consulting- The leading ERP Rollout Consultant and Implementation Partner
With 15 years of experience in consulting and implementing business administration solutions and SAP ERP Roll-out for foreign businesses in all fields entering the Vietnamese market, CMC Consulting's team of experts has full knowledge and expertise. on Vietnamese laws and business specifics as well as the ability to combine local requirements with global business processes thereby localizing an enterprise solution for the Vietnamese business environment with maximum efficiency for the business.

As a Gold Partner of SAP, CMC Consulting confidently provides domestic and international ERP consulting and implementation solutions. With a team of experts with rich knowledge and practical experience in the field, we are committed to consulting and providing appropriate and effective ERP solutions based on the scale - needs of each customer.

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