Standing Meeting

SELECTION OF KEY FINANCE SYSTEMS POST MERGER FOR LARGE TELCO

Indecision and lack of strategic direction post merger of two Telco’s finance systems

Challenges

  • Two large Telco’s merged into one group

  • Various different systems and business processes existed

  • Misalignment of business process and practices existed

  • New group was motivated to realise its merger synergies

  • Key ERP systems for both organisations were at end of life and on-premise

Solution

  • Diagnosis and inventory of the various systems was conducted

  • Detailed business requirements were gathered and agreed upon

  • Roadmap of systems and approach was mapped out

  • SI partners and other vendors were invited to propose a solution and RFP process was undertaken

  • Global commercial contracts were reviewed for any favourable software deals

  • Oracle Cloud ERP was selected and design workshops were undertaken

Added Value

  • Decision making was facilitated by a methodical approach across stakeholder groups within both organisations

  • Stakeholders were provided with adequate opportunity for consultation and raising any concerns

  • SI Partners and Software Vendors were given adequate opportunity to explain product features, challenges and fit

  • Key business risks were identified through the process and an action plan to address

  • Newly formed group has a clear direction and pathway to cloud with a blueprint to execute the implementation