ERP is one of the most important Business software which requires a proper planning and gap analysis for a proper and successful ERP implementation. This is the step which cannot be skipped as this might result in unwanted results and failures.
Gap analysis is done to know the business processes which help to implement ERP system as per the requirement. Only upon completion of the Gap Analysis, a company would be able identify the best and the easiest way to make changes in the existing business practices/processes to improve daily business activities. In short, it can be said as that, gap analysis is just a comparison between the current business processes and future improved business processes using OpenERP modules. Although a gap analysis can be time and resource consuming it is of utmost importance to get it done to have proper customization and usage of an implemented ERP to get the best return on investments.
Gap analysis for ERP implementation allows you to provide a complete image of the things working in future with the help of ERP solutions. It is always recommended to check the positive aspects that need to be outlined such as future integration of ERP with third party software etc.
The goal of gap analysis for an ERP system is to identify the gap between the maximized allocation and integration of the resources with the current level of allocation. This helps provide the company with insight into areas which could be improved. The gap analysis process involves determining, documenting and approving the variance between business requirements and current capabilities.
Gap analysis leads the top management of any organization to find out the most suitable ERP solution. Thus, gap analysis may be time and resource consuming, in long run, it is better to get it done rather than taking risks during the Implementation which will have future impacts on ROI of a company.