by Obella Marie D. Ronsairo and Francis J. Custodio, JULY 2021
In our post-pandemic era, we seem ready for a surge that will be accelerated by digitalization. The pace of digitalization is faster than ever, and this has been turbocharged during the pandemic, as our connections and transactions have been limited to virtual ones. With the rapid digitalization of the world, which directly affects the way we work and interact with others, it seems only natural to consider the implications of digitalization and how we can make the most out of these technological advancements.
Of course, MPTC embraces this digital transformation with the Oracle ERP Cloud Implementation project that started this January 2021. ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. It is a type of software that organizations use to manage day-to-day business activities such as accounting, procurement, project management, risk management compliance, and supply chain operations. MPTC’s coined term is the “single source of truth” that will aid us in the decision making at various levels.
ERP Cloud Project Update
Scheduled to go-live on November 2, 2021, it is in Process Playback 2 wherein Oracle is showing the ropes of the system based on the application of current MPTC processes. Equivalent to 57% achievement or 43% away from go-live target. To add confidence in meeting the go-live goal, there will be a planned pre-training onboarding for the representatives of each business units.
ERP Benefits for Employees
There are five surprising ways that employees benefit from a new ERP system which I think was not only limited to five, but here goes:
- Increased Transparency
It is easy to overlook how much work other people accomplish during the day. A well-integrated ERP system shows what has been completed by whom. This increased transparency reduces some of the stress work units feel that others don’t pull their fair share of the work.
2. Improved Confidence
Most efficient and productive employees are more confident in their ability to complete job-related tasks in a timely and correct manner. When processes are easier to manage, it goes a long way toward improving competency and confidence.
3. Additional Training
Transitioning to a new ERP system or internal procedure inherently requires training for the end-users expected to utilize the system. This additional training affects everyone and isn’t related to job performance. For this reason, employees benefit from more training without the adverse perception that training means poor performance. Employees may learn more about their job duties, or have the opportunity to further clarify aspects of their job that they may have missed.
3. Mobile Functionality
The number of mobile workers has increased considerably. Many older ERP systems utilize servers or other equipment that may not be conducive to a remote workforce. Newer ERP models incorporate cloud-based technology where possible to make the stored information more accessible. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to select a new ERP system that features mobile functionality. Employees will love that the new ERP system allows them to work from home and may allow for a more formal telecommuting policy that promotes workplace flexibility.
5. Reduced Compliance Risk
One of the major issues that companies face in the 21st century involves ensuring compliance with industry and government regulations. To protect customer confidential data and to generate comprehensive financial reports, corporations are required to create, store and protect a wide range of data related to their business operations. A new ERP system is better able to meet compliance standards for tracking and reporting information. If managed by a third-party vendor, the vendor will be able to share some of the responsibility for keeping the ERP system up to date with evolving regulatory compliance standards. Employees can rest assured that they are effortlessly maintaining compliance.
All in all, while there are many benefits of implementing a new ERP system into an existing business, the benefits to employees are substantial. In the future, employees may choose to work for organizations that remain competitive with their internal systems to increase mobile functionality and transparency. Reduced compliance risk and confidence through speed and training only strengthen the overall posture of the organization. For these reasons, transitioning to a new ERP system may be worth the investment in time and resources.
The right ERP is the one that supports your needs now and is scalable enough to grow with your business, with modules and features that drive savings and help you capitalize on opportunities.
About the writer:
Obella Marie D. Ronsairo. Loves to feature life and see the beauty of every side of the stories. Have been with the newsletter team for almost two years since becoming part of the MPTSouth family. Gained a lot of fun, experience and knowledge through this growing team and helped her to develop more of her skills in writing and creativity.
Francis J. Custodio. Is a Industrial Engineer who loves to think outside the box. Also like the saying “Work Smart not Hard”. Always curious and that curiosity led him to join the Southlink Newsletter. Loves to know “what make things tick”.