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1. The system can collect data and then provide processed information to management to show what is happening. This monitoring allows better informed decisions and gives time to formulate tactics to solve problems. This can lead to better workflows and work ethics, increasing efficiency thus reducing costs or increasing output.

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2. The system can manage workflows through controlled stages and guide employee focus through information provided. This reliably takes over some of the work of management, reducing stress and labour costs, and also allowing middle managers to shift more from controlling to mentoring.

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3. With up-to-date information readily available to management the company can reduce response times plus expect higher standards from mid-management. This can lead to better workflows and work ethics, increasing efficiency thus reducing costs or increasing output.

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4. Forecasts based on data available for an integrated system will give the company substantial protection against costly last-minute changes and surprises.

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5. The system can keep watch for specific events, giving notifications and alerts when certain things perform outside their expected range. This provides management extra time to respond saving on potential wastes and losses.

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6. The system can provide modelling tools to experiment with different scenarios and their speculated outcome, for example in scheduling or cash flow. This enables better decisions for avoiding losses or utilising hidden opportunities.

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7. Knowing the system will keep a tireless watch over built-in procedures and workflows can give management some rest and peace of mind. This reduces stress and facilitates better use of mental resources. This can save on labour costs and generate new opportunities.

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8. The system can take over some of the tiresome, repetitious decision preparation tasks, for example when huge amounts of data are to be processed for overview. While doing it manually occasionally may not be a problem, freeing mid-management from this can make sure that it will be updated regularly and will not be neglected when other work is more pressing. This can save the company from costly mistakes.

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9. The system providing an “immovable machine” face for workflows will make it more difficult for “unruly” staff to negotiate the rules and tasks. This reduces pressure on management, allowing them to focus what is important, saving labour costs. 

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10. Standardised processes, best practices can be built into the system enforcing discipline, improving quality, and providing framework for new staff. This increases efficiency and saves money on training as well.

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11. Based on stored historical data, the system can provide reports and statistics facilitating insights into cost or outcome improvements.

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12. The system can sometimes provide virtual overviews of operations, like showing on shop floor maps the machines running, or employees working, etc. This can translate gathered data into easier formats for the human mind, saving time and improving decisions saving labour cost and helps avoid waste.

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13. Good measurable objectives can be built into the system which then can mirror results back and give feedback to staff. This helps aligning individual and team interests with departmental interest, saving money on lost resources, improves employee satisfaction, efficiency and quality.

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14. The system can be built and changed in incremental steps to give staff and company a chance to adapt at a more tolerable pace. This saves money on Change Management costs, gives more control over the direction of change and increases the chances of successful change.

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15. Workflows, task management, resource control and management built into the system will reduce response time to management orders. A leaner and more responsive company adapts better to adverse changes and positive opportunities. This can save money and increase revenue.

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16. An integrated, company-wide system should result in a better controlled and monitored company. This improves the understanding of shortcomings and unutilised resources of the business facilitating management to design and prepare the next round of improvement change for the company.

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17. The system can generate some of the reports and statistics needed for management overview and decisions. This saves on labour costs and facilitates quicker decisions.

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19. Indicators can be built into a company-wide integrated system, giving up-to-date, quick overview of some of the all important aspects of the company. This can considerably ease the mind of management allowing them to give prompt responses and focusing on problems that actually need their attention. This can reduce the costs of costly blunders.

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18. An overarching, company-wide system helps standardising and legalising reports and statistics, allowing for better and more objective comparisons of the performances of different departments, projects and profit centres. This facilitates fairer and better decisions for directing resources for example, which can save money and accelerate progress.

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20. The system can funnel information to people who need it and protect it from unwanted eyes.

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21. The “superhuman” abilities of software can make it an ideal, most loyal member of staff. It needs no rest or vacation and is available 24/7. It will not leave the company for the competition either. For certain tasks, this gives a higher performance for money.

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22. The operational expertise built into the system will make succession of power much easier. This helps the company run on auto-pilot until the successor gains enough expertise and familiarity. This saves on disruption and helps avoid costly blunders.

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23. The system guarding some of the workflows, operations within the company can make it easier and simpler for managers to run the company. This allows management to focus on problems and opportunities, saving money on losses and creating revenue on opportunities.

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24. A company-wide integrated system can gather data and provide information to managers about the usage and availability of resources. This can lead to better strategic use saving money on capital.

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25. The system can provide information about the history of use of assets and of the resources followed by it. This can give insights for future strategy, cutting waste and increasing revenue.

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26. A smoothly operated system is a good indicator of an orderly company. This background knowledge plus the information provided by the system makes it easier to come up with sound predictions for the future. This allows avoiding costly pitfalls and enables successful strategic decisions.

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27. The agreed objectives for individual jobs, departments, projects or teams can be followed in the system, the software gathering and providing readily available data for assessment. It can provide accurate objective feedback to individuals and teams, making it easier for them to concentrate their efforts on what is appreciated. This leads to better feedback, higher satisfaction and fuelled motivation.This has a strong aligning effect with less pressure on top management. The increased efficiency can save money and increase output.

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​28. The system can provide the seed of operational culture and framework for new sites, offices and subsidiaries. This saves on training and helps the new team reach required efficiency sooner.

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Contents

Section 1

Department-specific benefits

Section 4

Change Management

Section 2

Restructuring benefits

Section 5

System related operational risks

Section 3

Modelling

Section 6

Interconnectedness
of systems

Section 7

Other system gains

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