Effects of Implementing a Cloud based ERP Systems for CRLS - Report

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ERPReport1BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF ADOPTING A CLOUD BASED ERP FOR CRLSBy
ERPReport2Executive SummaryThe world is increasingly becoming digitized. Today’s companies are dependent ontechnology advances to help them improve their business procedures. Businesses are lookingfor and implementing information systems that have the capability to handle their operations.ERP systems are one such technology. An ERP system incorporates an organization’ssubsystems into one gigantic system that shares one common database. It improves businessproductivity and increases profits for businesses (Hasselbring, 2000). The purpose of thisreport is to discuss the effects of implementing a cloud based ERP systems for CRLS. Thereport first introduces CRLS law firm and outlines the current business processes. Improvedbusiness processes are proposed. The report also discusses ERP systems and differentiatesbetween traditional and modern ERP systems such as a cloud based ERP through researchfrom recently ERP based published journal articles and website documents. An outline ofbenefits and challenges that an organization like CRLS have been determined. . In addition,this report looks into the risks involved in trying to customize an ERP system with businessprocedures. A feasibility analysis report and its importance for CRLS has been defined.Finally, a conclusion and recommendations of the report findings.
ERPReport3Table of ContentsIntroduction..............................................................................................................................3CRLS current business processes...........................................................................................4Proposed changes to the business processes..........................................................................5ERP Systems for Organizations..............................................................................................6Adopting a cloud based ERP system for CRLS....................................................................6Benefits of adopting a cloud based ERP for CRLS...............................................................7Challenges of adopting a cloud based ERP for CRLS..........................................................8Risks associated with BPR and ERP customization...........................................................10Feasibility analysis.................................................................................................................10Recommendation....................................................................................................................11References...............................................................................................................................12
ERPReport4IntroductionChris and Richard's Legal support (CRLS)is family-owned law firm located in Sydney,Australia. CRLS provides free legal support and advice for the local community and hasextended its services to cities including Melbourne and Brisbane. To be able to satisfy theirclients, CRLS has a total of about 50 volunteers in their 3 branches including 30 attorneysand about 18 administrators.Currently, CRLS uses a manual system to record office transactions.Themanual system hasresulted to major problemschallenges with book keeping and updating.Files get lost or caneasily be misplaced. It also leads to a bulky storage of manual files.The manual system istime consuming since it takes long to retrieve customer details. There’s a los a lot ofmismatched data since the files are not uniformly updated. There’s also a lot of dataredundancy and inconsistencies.Therefore, the firm would like to adopt computer technology and implement an EnterpriseResource Planning (ERP) system. The computerized system will streamline all the firm’srecords and help generate reports in time[ CITATION Vel07 \l 1033 ].CRLS current business processesAbusiness processis a set of linked activities that find their end in the provision of a productor service to customers[CITATION App17 \l 1033 ].Business processes are set up togetherto help accomplish organizational goals.The procedures should involve clearly put anddefined inputs and data outputs. Data inputs include all the factors that contribute to addingvalue to business products or services either directly or indirectly. Such factors can becharacterized into administration processes, operating processes and all procedures thatsupport business processes.
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