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Enterprise Application Architecture

When Should the Service Be Used?

Enterprise Applications are at the core of every organization’s IT structure. Every few years, technology innovations lead to massive transformation of the conventional way of doing business, thereby putting massive pressures on the typical IT backbone of an enterprise. As organizations try to find a balance between evolving technology (convergence of mobility, analytics, cloud and real-time responsiveness) and business dexterity (combination of containing costs and increasing revenue streams) it becomes a necessity to visualize an enterprise technology roadmap that aligns with future business needs.


Service Scope

C2S Consulting's Enterprise Applications services aim at bringing innovation in a predictable, risk mitigated and cost-effective manner to our clients. Our services assist your business transformation initiatives through the different and well differentiated processes among your organization:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Relationship Management

Enterprise Applications services include both consulting and system integration and implementation services.

Consulting services are advisory services designed to help companies analyze and improve the effectiveness of business operations and technology strategies. These go beyond technical blueprinting to include:

  • Operating-model changes
  • Business process improvement
  • Standardization and harmonization of processes

They also include:

  • Program management
  • Change management and governance

System integration and implementation services include:

  • Configuration, customization and enhancement of new or existing package functionalities;
  • Application, report and interface development; data loading, rollout, integration, testing and training services.

Our proven experience in solutions from all major ERP vendors, such as:

  • SAP Enterprise Central Component (formerly SAP ERP and SAP R/3)
  • SAP S4HANA (formerly SAP All-in-One)
  • Oracle+NetSuite ERP

Help us recommend the best fit for your organization, tailored to your industry.


Benefits

There are 3 major benefits of having an Enterprise Applications strategy in place, from the most tactical to the most strategic:

  • Process improvement
  • Strategic differentiation
  • Cost reduction and technology standardization

Each of the 3 has its own justification strategy.

The first area of justification – at the most tactical level – is a cost – savings justification, which often brings significant return on investment (ROI). Within the larger strategy of cost savings, sub strategies focus on technology standardization and efficiencies, skills leverage and the potential for the retirement of aging and high-cost systems and platforms. The reduction of technical risk and complexity are also benefits of this overall approach.

The second major area of justification is in business process improvement, looking inward within the business organization and the supporting applications space. In this model, sufficient, but contained, areas are re-architected to achieve process improvement. Examples are the retirement of multiple parallel systems, improving workflow over a given time, ease of use or profit opportunities, creating single points of system entry that ease process flow, and increasing application integration among departmental systems to re-envision the links among applications and systems.

The third major justification strategy is based on strategic initiative, and would include efforts toward moving the enterprise within its value network (your closest supply chain partners and key customer segments) to the real-time enterprise (RTE). These architectural efforts are usually created to respond to, or anticipate, new business drivers, significant industry upheaval, new competitive pressures or major changes in the roles of key players in the value network. Here, the enterprise senses that an investment in architecture pays off in new ways of thinking about the business, new customer segments and major new competitive strategies.