Are you working for an international company and planning to open a subdivision in Russia? Alternatively, are you going to include Russian subsidiary in your IT landscape, ensuring accordance with the Russian and international accounting standards? We can conduct professional rollout of corporate IT solutions, which work in the head office of your company on Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and IBM Cognos.
It is very important to meet the requirements of the head office to make a successful project. Only under such circumstances 100% unification of business processes can be achieved. This way the subsidiary will work effectively according to corporate standards. In addition, the head office will be able to control and correct subsidiaries’ activity.
At the same time, we cannot just transfer international company’s system to the Russian subsidiary. We must adapt the system to the Russian standards and business processes, which are influenced by accounting, tax and other regulations.
We understand that this is important to reach a compromise between the desire of an international company to maintain the original solution and the necessity to adapt the system to the Russian standards and particularity. The ability to define what is necessary and explain it to the customer is one of the main success factors in the rollout projects.
The ability to harmonize and give reasons in the big international team is one more challenge. It is important that all project participants have the experience working with the solution, understand and accept work features both in the international and Russian companies, and easily overcome socio-cultural and corporate differences in communication.
The basis of a successful project is the correct implementation methodology, which evolves during similar project implementation. If you do not want to learn from your bitter experience, you should look for an experienced team!
The cost of implementation in the head office and the cost of a rollout project in the other country will be different. It is important to accept that the cost can be higher and the project can be longer because of complex project team organizational structure and additional stages in solution adaptation.
Even if you own a solution, which was once localized for another foreign subsidiary, it needs a lot of work for localization in Russia, as it is significantly different from localization in Europe because of frequent changes in the legislation.
Operation logic of Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a bit different because of local legislation requirements. For example, international accounting standards are different from Russian accounting standards. To choose an optimal way to receive both types of reporting is the key task for a Finance Department.
In Navicon we developed a rollout project methodology, which helps to optimize project terms and be sure of its results. We give much attention to transfer knowledge process, doing which we examine thoroughly the features of your solutions. Moreover, at the first stages of the project we always conduct the GAP-FIT sessions, which we use to determine how we can cover all the specific processes with the current solution and localization. GAP-FIT analysis is a laborious process that we use to define, which changes we should make to localize the solution successfully. In addition, we assess the importance and value of changes for the Russian subsidiary. Thanks to this process, we can precisely define project terms and costs, as well as mitigate risks of enormous budget increase and long implementation process.