Frequently Asked Questions


How can I implement ERP behaviors and mindsets in my legacy environment?

Many of the most critical ERP behaviors and mindsets have nothing to do with system functionality, but everything to do with making sure the data is an accurate depiction of the physical reality.  For example, Bills of Materials and Routings should depict actual demonstrated performance – not theoretical calculations, or nameplate ratings.  Similarly, inventory should be accurate at the lowest level of identification (lot, batch, pallet, etc.), and location (bin), not just at the aggregate plant level.  These are all examples of mindsets and behaviors that are essential for operation in an ERP environment, which can be implemented in a legacy environment.

If I use the ERP Optimization TRACC, do I still need an ERP Solution Provider?

We strongly encourage partnering with a reputable ERP Solution Provider when you are ready to implement an ERP system.  Although ERP Optimization TRACC can help you prepare for your implementation, when it comes to system selection, and the actual build, testing and deployment of an ERP solution, our recommendation is that you engage an ERP implementation expert, which your ERP Solution Provider should be.

What are the ERP principles that ERP Optimization TRACC are based on?

The blessing and curse of all ERP systems is that they assume the information in the system is correct, and that users will actually do what the system says they will do.  Because of that, the principles which help ensure success in an ERP system, and the ones which the ERP Optimization TRACC are based on, are:

  1. Plan the work, work the plan
  2. Keep system aligned with physical reality
  3. Detect & correct discrepancies in 1 or 2
  4. Drive simplification