Optimizing Enterprise Time Management: A Modern Approach to Bridging the Gaps in Your ERP (3/3)

It is highly likely that your ERP implementation isn’t designed to meet your organization’s unique needs, continuously requires disruptive and expensive bandaids to bridge gaps and attempt to keep up with your fast-paced business processes, doesn’t have mobile or cloud capabilities for your mobile or remote workforce, and is ultimately stuck in an outdated version. All of this is severely limiting your business’s ability to properly and efficiently manage your enterprise time. Fast-paced, modern businesses deserve a streamlined, modern product to bring their antiquated ERP into the next century, and start managing their enterprise time like the incredible asset it is.

In Part 1 of our three-part series on optimizing enterprise time management, we discussed the ways in which your ERP implementation is likely outdated and wasting considerable company time. In Part 2, we covered the specific ways your ERP lacks the proper design to meet your organization’s localization needs, and is ultimately fragmenting your enterprise time data. Today, our third and final installment will outline an improved, modern approach to ERP with enterprise time management in mind:

A Time Intelligence™ Platform to pick up your legacy ERP’s slack

Replicon’s Enterprise Time Management solution is built on our Time Intelligence Platform and empowers businesses to manage their enterprise-wide needs and use cases for time with advanced configurability.

The Time Intelligence Platform offers:

  • Non-intrusive data capture
    Our IoT-based platform takes advantage of modern artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to reduce the need for manual time inputs, and instead automatically harvests time data from your business’s ecosystem. This in turn reduces a significant amount of the errors and administrative overheads caused by manual input and intervention.
  • Advanced interfaces and mobile
    Our modern user interface and native mobile applications support your diverse employee types, your unique, business-specific use cases, and any localization needs, and are accessible anytime, anywhere and on any device.
  • Enterprise-ready product
    Our platform is not just another feature in your ERP. Replicon enables businesses with an enterprise-grade, multilingual product that supports global governance and local administration, and has the scalability and configurability to meet any organization’s diverse needs. We support comprehensive end-to-end workflows, including global payroll with compliance, time off, billing, invoicing, shared services, and more.
  • Agile system
    We offer an antidote to the data silos created by legacy ERP implementations and the patchwork solutions that accompany them. Our platform can seamlessly plug into your ecosystem of ERP, HR, payroll and other apps, and ensure your system of record has the data it needs without changing your ERP system. It replaces your current overwhelmed ERP time feature with a purpose-built product without having to replace your entire ERP.
  • Maximum ROI
    Ultimately, our platform helps you extend the life of your ERP at a fraction of the cost and insulates your employees from changes to the backend systems and processes. You’ll stay up-to-date with our continuous delivery of enhancements, take advantage of our scriptable framework to make adjustments to suit your business needs (without the need for long customization projects), and will be up and running in a matter of weeks with the help of our experienced and award-winning implementation and support teams.

Hear from some of our customers who brought their ERP implementation to the 21st century with the help of our Time Intelligence™ Platform:

Largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe :

“Over a period of five months, we worked closely with the Replicon team to configure a fully-featured mobile application, which could be used by our office-based and mobile workforce alike, enabling real-time inputs to be provided. By avoiding the need to modify any of our backend systems, we were able to develop a mobile, employee-friendly, front-end solution, without having to make any changes to, or incur any down time on, our other systems.

Implementation was quick, and the integration with ERP has been seamless, providing all the necessary information that we require for further processing.

As a result, we have streamlined processes and delivered a paperless, fast and efficient time management, pay and overtime system, which features an intuitive interface and simple mobile access. Adoption of the system has been easy and straightforward and has already led to a noticeable improvement in the accuracy of data – most significantly from our site workers.

Following the implementation of this new management system, we are now able to capture critical time information and feed it into other operational metrics, with our processes now also being more streamlined. The system is also future-proof, with further modules, including fatigue-management, already under development.”

— Finance Director

Dominant European energy service company:

“We use SAP for our payroll and needed an easy way to share the timesheet data along with the pay rule information to eliminate the need for double-entry. Replicon’s integrations allow us to share the information with SAP streamlining the entire process.

Replicon was able to model our unique business processes and capture the specific information we needed. We’re using a single system across a very diverse workforce with a high variance in requirements, but Replicon’s enhanced flexibility allowed us to set this up easily and without costly professional services or implementation fees.

We needed a solution that could not only scale for the number of workers we needed to support, but one that was capable of easily meeting and fitting our global requirements. The flexibility of their solution was unique as they committed & delivered in working with us for the best roll out for our organization rather than forcing us to fit into the limitations of any other system.”

— Director of HR Transformation

UK-based engineering firm:

For this company, Replicon captures time spent and hours worked against specific projects, and then integrates this information into their ERP to manage chargebacks.

“Replicon’s solution has empowered us as a team to use concrete, detailed information to overhaul our chargeback process, improve internal relationships, and ultimately grow as a shared services provider. Our company deals in cutting-edge technology and solutions, so we wanted not just our external work, but our internal processes as well to support this mission as accurately and efficiently as possible.

Since bringing on Replicon, the time it takes to populate and process our monthly billing reports has been reduced dramatically — from five days to just one. This is a substantial amount of employee time that can now be redirected into more productive channels.

Being able to draw on granular data to inform itemized billing has been an incredible shift for us as a shared services operation. Now, not only are we able to justify what we’re billing for, but we can use this collated data to enhance our resource allocation, and better plan for the future.”

— Head of Shared Services

So, does your ERP support your enterprise time management?

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Regina Mullen
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Regina Mullen
Regina is the Workforce Management Expert & Content Marketing Associate for Replicon. Replicon provides award-winning products that make it easy to manage your workforce. With complete solution sets for client billing, project costing, and time and attendance management, Replicon enables the capture, administration, and optimization of your most underutilized and important asset: time.