This is a business post. It is on the wrong blog. It is the wrong length. But here it is.
Today, someone called to pick my brains on how to go about a ERP audit. I asked “What is the objective of the audit?” The response: “I’m not sure.”
“Why did they implement an ERP? What is the business benefit that they want out of their ERP? Are their usage practices supporting the achievement of those benefits?”
“What are the submodules that they have implemented? Why were exactly those submodules selected? Is this the most optimal mix for their business needs?”
What is the data that they capture in their system? How much of that data is ever reused?
What is the delay between the occurrence of an event and its recording in the system?
End of post.
What would you want in an audit of your ERP system?