Our client – a large oil and gas exploration company – had business expansion plans that required globalisation of business processes and its supporting ERP technology footprint. Engaged as a technology advisor, ASG helped to identify the best-fit solution for their business needs with a key focus around technology viability, organisational change impact, cost and benefit.
For our client – a large oil and gas company – recent changes to its corporate strategy and operating model had prompted a review of its existing ERP solution. In particular, there were concerns raised over its adequacy to grow with the future expansion of the business.
When ASG were engaged in the project, it became clear early on that there were large opportunities for process improvements and cost savings – particularly within Supply Chain and Procurement.
It was established that what was needed was a justification and approach that would enable wholesale business process change and the timely delivery and consumption of information for decision support.
ASG assisted to define the functional and non-functional requirements for the ERP system, covering the entire value chain from supply chain management, to operations and sales, and finance.
Once the requirements were validated with both business and technology stakeholders, ASG completed a review of the existing ERP solution and assessed it against a possible alternative ERP (an industry market leader). The total cost and benefits of both options were considered and evaluated to inform the business case for change. The business case – focused on identifying industry best practice processes and evaluating the benefits of implementing them – enabled management to choose the best ERP solution for their organisation.
- Impelled business process improvement and behavioral change
- Mapped out future ERP strategy and architecture
- Informed decision making with cost and benefit