Information technology management (for short: IT management) deals with the control of information and data processing, as well as the hardware and software required for this. The ERP system represents one component of a comprehensive IT architecture.
Strategic IT management is extremely valuable for company management because it directly affects the success of the business by increasing the value contributed by IT to the success of the company, while simultaneously minimising the risks and costs associated with IT.
Business consulting supports companies with their diverse questions about IT management. The entire IT landscape is often illuminated by introducing an ERP and by asking questions about the strategic direction and embedding of individual components. Introducing new ERP software must be functionally useful and economically feasible for all areas of the company. National and international subsidiaries should be considered from the outset as well as how possible plans for expansion in other countries will be taken into account. In addition, the future architecture must fulfil various individual framework conditions. It must satisfy existing infrastructure restrictions as well as ensure sustainability and investment security. Strategic questions must also be answered at an early stage, such as whether functions will be integrated into the ERP solution or mapped by external systems.
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Investing in a new ERP system must often be justified internally. A coherent and future-oriented IT and ERP architecture that can be verifiably integrated into any pre-existing IT strategy guarantees the above points.
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