ERP outsourcing allows the software to be controlled from a remote location and even the data of the company may not be maintained at client's site but many companies go for outsourcing ERP because either the companies suffered a failed implementation project or the delivered product was not up to the mark. The biggest benefit is that it allows the companies to concentrate on the prime business concerns instead of spending resources towards selection and implementation of hardware, maintenance of software, training, and post implementation troubleshooting and developing the infrastructure.
More than 60% of the fortune 1000 companies have already installed core ERP, the competition increases as the companies do not want to reduce profits due to lack of automated features. There are a number of companies across the globe which have been offering consulting and even full term outsourcing, which includes providing implementation, online application hosting and post implementation services. To reduce the time and cost on implementation firms are going for outsourcing. It is not an easy job to provide offsite support but it helps the firms to get faster solution.
Different Ways of Outsourcing
Outsourcing Service Providers can be grouped in three: standard, application and combination of business process outsourcing deal. The companies can offer implementation, training, package selection assistance, ongoing management, and support for ERP, and there are also provisions to provide joint training, customizations, joint development of project and related services. Some vendors, system integrators, firms and developers go for ERP implementation partnerships to get end-to-end service.
Renting application is also a way to get outsourced ERP and in such cases, the companies take monthly subscription and it prevents the buyers from spending on development, maintenance and administrations of the application.
It is not only available for website designing but also for complete automation. Earlier a number of issues such as security and accessibility had prevented software companies to outsource ERP but the new trends include outsourcing and a number of profiles of companies and employees are now available on internet where the companies going for implementation can contact the outsourced service providers.
Some of the outsourced service providers are Siemens Business Services, Enable ERP, Ciber Dot Com, OneNeck IT Company, Nippon Data etc.
SAP R/3 outsourcing areas includes workflow management, data archiving, data warehousing, internet features, IT support and networks, web hosting and architecture ABAP/4 and services of Basis.
Plaut and Syntacom are two companies that provide the companies to design strategies, to implementation system level and business level infrastructure and IT infrastructure.
Since a number of organizations across the world are using automated systems for accounts and financing, and the increasingly companies are taking other modules to automate the management process such as purchase, administration and HR functions, companies are going for offsite implementation to enable easy execution and to get a quick fix solution. Companies get in contact with the leading provider of software and the work which is outsourced is judged as products which should enable ROI and therefore, the companies can get a better view of the process.