Over the course of the last decades many companies have implemented ERP systems. Before the nineties IT systems had an actual lifecycle, companies changed systems every 5-10 years. Meanwhile companies stick to the system in place, costs and corresponding risks have become so high that changing systems is not an option anymore.
This trend has led tot ERP environments that have grown bigger, more expensive and extremely complex over the last years. The consequences of this trend are enormous:
Summarizing: It needs to become an enabler rather than slowing things down.
Having identified this major challenge for our clients McCoy has developed a Simplify approach, which is our core mission. In order to get to a new and simplified environment we have two possibilities:
1. Simplify the current systems and bring it back to standard as much as possible. This approach is called the 'Brownfield' approach and is in most client cases the preferred Simplify method. This from a Risk, throughput time and cost perspective. McCoy will always try to use the Brownfield approach.
2. The other option is the 'Greenfield' approach, where a completely new system is put next to the current one. In most cases the reason to go Greenfield is a landscape that can only be simplified at huge cost and throughput time. The upside is a cleaner system for the future...
The above shows that Simplify is more then a trend. It is a must to be able to adopt new technologies and ways of working. McCoy's consultants are specialized in our Simplify approach which we are more then happy to demonstrate.