BAM International has become the winner of the award Best International Implementation 2018. The award was granted to the CIO of BAM International, James van de Merbel and his ERP team, for the ERP implementation of 4PS Construct. The jury particularly considered that ERP was implemented successfully within budget, timelines and scope.
The challenge of BAM International
Of course a project being delivered within budget, timelines and scope should be considered the base principals for any project, but especially with complex international projects the execution of these principals often offers a great challenge. The challenge of BAM International
was to implement one ERP system in multiple countries, each with their own language, culture, time zone and working method. However, BAM International succeeded on all fronts.
Translating international interests
A factor of importance in this project was the approach that was taken by James and his team. The approach was based on the AS IS & TO BE Model from Decla Consultancy. In combination with a clear focus on communication throughout the project, the BAM International team managed to recognize and cover all the international interests and translate them into the before mentioned model. The model then was an important compass for the whole BAM International team and the board of directors (including the Steering Committee), and made it possible to drive the project towards success.
BAM International contributed to the improvement of 4PS Construct
Due to the complicating factors of an international rollout, the BAM team also contributed to the improvement of the standard solution 4PS Construct. A good example of this is the multi-currency functionality, which has now become a possibility throughout all software components.
4PS Construct is based on the technology of Microsoft, so Microsoft was an important stakeholder in this implementation as well. BAM decided to run 4PS Construct in the cloud with Azure, based on a sophisticated web client. Therefore BAM International companies from Africa, The Middle East, Australia, Asia Pacific, Americas, and the headquarter in The Hague are currently successfully working with 4PS Construct.
The jury was impressed by this achievement and congratulates BAM International as the winner of the award!