Maximizing the Potential of Master Files
Competitive advantages based on specific company know-how are often documented and provided in the company master files. Complete and up-to-date master files are therefore a basic success factor for smooth company processes in an ERP system.
For example, they are a prerequisite for promised delivery deadlines being adhered to and costs being reduced for sales and marketing measures through optimized customer master files. To optimally support company processes, the master files have to be error-free and complete at all times.
The systematic consideration of the most important influencing factors on the master files of an ERP system combined with proALPHA best-practice approaches can identify weak points and highlight areas of potential. Corporate areas include company processes and master files themselves as well as customer organization and the system landscape.
Specific benefits include improved process quality combined with reduced revision work in subsequent processes. Informative analysis options help to find redundant data, and proALPHA Analyzer is a highly suitable tool here. However, data quality is frequently an external demand and necessary evidence must be provided within the framework of system tests. Processes to ensure the quality of master files are components of data governance. proALPHA can provide substantial support here with its processes and tools.
The focal points of the proALPHA procedures are in the areas of master files analysis and quality, organization of master file maintenance, workflow and master file valuations. In structured project procedures and with the involvement of various proALPHA tools, significant success can typically be achieved with relatively short project times.