We put together an ERP evaluation for 3 proposed solutions.
The top 3 packages considered for detailed evaluation – SAP All in One, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Axapta. The Key Criteria used for Evaluation are as follows:
A. Functional Fit to meet current Business Requirements
B. Flexibility to support Future Enhancements
C. Project Implementation and Support
Functional Fit to meet current Business Requirements:
Bill of Material: Available for all three solutions.
Utility tracking - all available except for Period end allocation to batches during month's end which is unavailable for both Oracle and Axapta.
Integration of different modules - Unavailable for Oracle.
Cost Accounting/Drill down capabilities of reports - Not available for Oracle.
Language compatibility - available in all three solutions.
Production reporting, in terms of operation-wise reporting, is available in all three solutions.
Reorder level planning/Generates Orders based on Re-order level and Safety Stock - available for all three solutions.
Flexibility to support Future Enhancements
Organization Structure: Regional cum Product line based matrix organization/Financial data capture along product line and geography based organisational structure - available for all three solutions. For Specialized Customer Orders and Expiry Date based Goods Issue - functionality not available for Axapata. Interface of PLC with ERP through middleware is available for all three of the solutions.
Project Implementation and Support:
Timeline for implementation would vary according to solution, for SAP the timeline would be 5 months, for Oracle 6 months and for Axapata 4 months. In terms of Ongoing Support, for SAP there is Availability of SAP Expertise within OLAM (QCH); for Oracle Expertise in Oracle Forms and Java;and for Axapata there is no in-house expertise.