Reliable Business Data.
Management (at all levels) operatewith limited visibility of the business: •Data is available but in isolated context (e.g. someone may see shipments andcan link back to sales orders but not be able to easily link back to contracts)•No standardization of data elements•User process issues and obsolete / limited systems / proliferation of ERPplatforms
Resource and ExecutionCapability.
IT staffing was done with a ‘keepthe lights on’ mentality. The Asia IT team as at Jan 07 had in effect 0%project capability apart from SAP implementation. Building project executioncapability continues to be a major challenge – junior staff in the pipelinewill start to be truly effective only in the next 18-24 months.
Low Starting Base.
Asia IT foundation is at a lowstarting point. As an example, in China, Purchase Orders are not done throughERP, but are created in excel and then subsequently entered into ERP. Paymentsare not done via electronic interface with banks. A lot of effort is focused onfixing ‘fundamental’ issues.