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Architecting A New ERP Strategy For A Global Manufacturing Company

Friday 03 December, 2021

Coeus guided a Manufacturing client through the process of selecting its next generation ERP landscape providers, developing an upgrade and replace approach that took advantage of best-of-breed solutions and technology shifts.


The organisation found that the existing ERP landscape did not fully support the business due to legacy system acquisition.

A radical business realignment and reorganization was being undertaken by the management board, with a challenge to the IT board to streamline operations. Business processes varied between divisions, inhibiting moves to shared systems.

An impending end-of-support for the existing ERP platform created an imperative for upgrade/change


Coeus' IT consultants conducted a maturity assessment to gauge gaps in the client’s current and future ERP plans, defining short-term and long-term action plans to minimize risk.

The team then performed a strategic platform selection process, developing non-functional and functional requirements for inclusion in the selection procedure for deployment partners.

Finally, Coeus defined a strategy to leverage Cloud where possible.


The client benefitted from an architectural model that helped the organization get best value from its ERP platform.

This included best-in-class agreements for licences and services from the ERP provider to support transition and future cost stability.

Further benefits included the opportunity for IT to support and lead the business transformation, the introduction of new digital capabilities and a lean, Agile ERP system

Key deliverables included:

  • ERP landscape and Lean ERP footprint to reflect future business structure
  • RFPs for Platform and System Integrators
  • Preparing a feasible plan to transition from the existing systems to the future ERP architecture
  • Evaluation and advice on IT transformation journey towards Cloud
  • Supporting the validation of the existing business case
  • A defined roadmap and plan

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