A Business System Made for Innovation and Change

Its fairly known, at least in Sweden, that  Jeeves is the leading ERP system when it comes to adjusting the system to “Your Best Principles” instead of using some predefined “Best Practice”  from an ERP vendor. Jeeves also has shown proof of being the easiest ERP system to upgrade and thus providing the lowest TCO on the Market, www.jeeveserp.com.

For some companies using Best Practice or systems that are costly to upgrade might think that it is not a big issue. They probably avoid upgrading or simply regarding their processes as not more different than any others. There are two problems with this:

  1. Systems that are hard to upgrade are usually very hard to change to your way of working. This means that these companies day by day slightly becomes less competitive.
  2. A system vendor that uses Best Practice as an argument for its system, has either built the system using an old technology or is very rigid and inflexible. Organization finds out other ways of solving its problems, which means that the benefit of having the same view of information is changed to information silos and more manual work.

For most organizations there is nothing more important than to deliver innovation and change to the way they work with customers, internal processes, products and in development of the business model. If you don’t think this is an important aspect of your ERP system you should consider to think again. Many companies call this continuous improvement, kaizen or business development. Embracing innovation and ideas from the business, and put them into work in the ERP-system, without spending to much time and money, is what Jeeves is designed for.

One Jeeves user I know of, has made this to an art form. They have implemented a management process to support innovationand ideas. The process is visual to everyone in the company. All proposals are prioritized and ranked according to their potential in revenue and cost savings. During implementation of the innovation it is possible for all stakeholders to view status and also when it is being rolled out in the organization. During the last two years they have litigated more than 1800 innovations and ideas and rolled them out in the organization according to their process. Delivering on Innovation and Change is what makes a company successful in today’s global business environment.