The predominant manufacturing method for formulated chemical products is batch processing. ERP systems are developed with a "one size fits all approach" and are not particularly well suited for batch operations. We assist clients by minimizing expensive and time-consuming customization of their ERP systems. We do this by working hand-in-hand with clients in adjusting or redesigning certain business processes to be able to work effectively within the ERP environment.
Since Orr & Boss is not an ERP software provider, we can objectively assess the constraints that an ERP system places on a company. We have extensive experience with SAP, Oracle, Baan, PRMS and other lesser known systems. We assist clients at every stage of ERP implementation.
Many times, companies have not prepared properly for full ERP implementation. Often, internal management processes are incompatible with the planned ERP system. Trying to customize an ERP system to meet a company’s management processes can be costly and time consuming. Orr & Boss is highly effective in helping clients prepare for the implementation of most major brands of ERP software.
- During Implementation
Commercially available ERP systems offer many valuable benefits. However, most are designed as "one size fits all" which often creates challenges for a specialty chemical producer, particularly in a batch production environment. Orr & Boss assists clients in the efficient and effective implementation of an ERP system. Our expertise in this area saves time, money and organizational frustration for our clients.
Oftentimes, companies struggle with how to maximize the value of their ERP system after implementation. While ideally addressed before or during implementation, Orr & Boss is frequently retained after ERP implementation to work throughout the entire organization to ensure that the new ERP system effectively addresses critical user needs and requirements.