Experian’s story is a perfect example. Every day they were faced with a mountain of supplier information updates and as a result were living with repercussions of incorrect or out-of-date information. This “misinformation” spread throughout their organization unfortunately…
The management team knew their existing system wasn’t delivering as it should – a single source of truth. And while, they wanted to migrate to Oracle EBS to develop a true ERP across their organization, they did not want to bring across erroneous information such as incorrect supplier names.
That’s where More4apps offered a simple Excel-based solution. We enabled Experian to clean their data in an easy-to-use spreadsheet as they migrated it and our technology picked up errors while simultaneously validating their data before it even entered their new ERP ecosystem.
Simply put, this whole process ensured that the “apples” in their existing system matched the “apples” in their new system and so on and so forth. This way, supplier information was correct from day one of rolling out the new system!
“Our implementations with More4apps made the data migration cycle more effective. It was no longer required to cleanse and enrich at the source; the activity was moved into the More4apps spreadsheet. Excel is more flexible and users don’t need special training on how to use it. The More4apps spreadsheet became the de facto master data source for testing and transition activities. This helped in reducing the time and making the process significantly easier for users and management.” – Gabriel Stern, Experian
*Quick Tip: To avoid issues stemming from supplier master data mayhem (such as entering duplicate suppliers) consider developing and using standard naming conventions for suppliers while restricting who can enter new suppliers.
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