A cornerstone of AGR’s success in implementing ERP systems is its Implementation Methodology.

A major determinant of the amount of time and resources that will be required to implement an ERP system is the amount of process engineering and change involved. AGR’s proven Implementation Methodology is anchored around proven methods. One of these methods includes Organizational Development. Organizational Development encompasses the activity commonly referred to as Process Engineering (or Re-engineering). As processes are redefined, the organization must be restructured to effectively perform the process and t insure that accountabilities are appropriately placed.
This methodology incorporates all of the ‘Key’ elements in a change management strategy, including the development and execution of Human, Functional, and Technical Engineering processes in parallel. Utilitizing a ‘Top Down’ approach which ultimately involves all company personnel, with involvement starting on day one, this approach ensures that the management vision is executed, while specific risks and areas of change are identified.
AGR begins with conducting an initial baseline of the knowledge and understanding of all personnel within the organization and then measuring the improvement of knowledge and processes throughout the life cycle of the project. This begins with providing fundamental education that provides core understanding of the “new” operational success drivers along with process performance measurements and audits to drive behavioral change improvements. A coherent action plan is developed with executive management to address risks and to create and nurture the environment in which cultural change management can grow.
Change Management regarding Business Processes and Technology is executed via a phased approach utilized across all of the project phases. Phase deliverables of Gap Analysis, Requirements Analysis, Organizational Analysis, and Business Processes are continually being updated with appropriate ‘Level’ information, and then communicated to the appropriate company levels via documentation, presentations, and meetings. Technology changes are executed in parallel with the Business Process, with specific technical tasks and deliverables being focused on Technology resources to ensure adequate understanding not only of the tasks, but of the overarching policies and processes.