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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Allow the company to grow!

Hi guys! I’m really sorry that I couldn’t write anything on my blog during last 3 months. I was really busy with two simultaneous projects. Now one has gone live and the other one is going to cutover in MAY. So I thought I would start writing on my blog from this month again.

Thank you very much for all your comments.

This time I would like to give a small tip. In a business environment, all the companies will eventually grow. A well thought out ERP implementation will never give any problems when the company would like to expand its operations in the future.

For example, we all know that more than one company codes in SAP can be grouped under one controlling area for management accounting purposes. If a controlling area has the currency type company code currency, it’s not possible to have company codes with different local currencies under that controlling area. So if a new company with different local currency has to be added to the same controlling area in the future, it would be impossible.

So it’s always critical to look into future expected development of the company and give room for it when an ERP is being implemented. After all an ERP should never be a bottleneck for the company’s growth.

I wanted to share this with you since I had come across this issue with one of my new clients. I hope this tip would be useful to you.