Upgrading an ERP system represents a number of challenges to many organizations. However, many of these challenges can be alleviated by integrating a business intelligence (BI) solution during the upgrade process. This is especially true if the business intelligence solution is based on a data warehouse.
The key activities involved in upgrading an ERP system are data and report conversion and creation of new reports. If the upgrade process is viewed as an opportunity to resolve data quality issues, it will be beneficial to include a data warehouse and a BI solution as part of the upgrade. This white paper discusses the benefits of incorporating a data warehouse when an organization’s ERP system is upgraded.