Challenge: An international pharmaceutical corporation engaged Beaufort to evaluate its options for implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for a recently acquired global business unit.
Beaufort Solution: The acquired global business unit had recently implemented an ERP system that was different and did not meet the global system requirements of the parent corporation. Our evaluation considered the current and projected use of the global ERP system, the underlying business drivers for it, the implementation time frames and ability of the acquired unit to meet the new corporate software requirements. Our assessment confirmed that there was superior value in improving and re-validating the business unit’s ERP system and identified mechanisms for ensuring that re-validation and integration was fully compliant and met all the software requirements of the parent corporation.
Beaufort assembled a software validation and implementation team that not only worked with the IT team of the newly acquired business at its HQ office, but had sub-teams deployed at each strategic global location. By taking this approach, we were able to provide our client a global best solution that addressed all of the corporate and integration requirements at the HQ office and took into consideration all the operation needs at each site. Our team was able to improve, integrate, and revalidate a global ERP system that met all the requirements of the new parent corporation within schedule and below budgetary guidelines.