Global System Rollouts – Focus on Latin America

Nic_Sulla_01In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Nicolas Sulla on large global rollouts.

I attended Nicolas’s presentation on this topic and invited him to share with us his experience from a global rollout of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) in Latin America.

Nicolas is a global Project Manager with more than 15 years of experience implementing large systems in more than 30 countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

The Interview

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We discussed the following topics:

The project was for a U.S Telecommunication company experiencing rapid growth in Latin America. They needed to rollout an ERP system to support the accelerated opening of this new market.

The key ERP components implemented are: General Ledger, Account Payables, Account receivables, Cash Management, Purchasing, Project Accounting, Fixed Assets, Inventory, with localization.

The project was implemented in two phases: Latin America-Mexico and Latin America-Brazil. Mexico implementation was established as the standard Blue Print for future counties such as Chile and Columbia.

Some key information on the project:

  • The ERP System was configured on a worldwide single-site/multi-org
  • 2 Companies and 2 Distribution Centers with different geographic locations
  • 2 Legal Entities, 2 Operational units, and 2 Inventory organizations
  • The application was implemented in single language (English)

The Project used a rapid implementation approach with the following major phases:

  • Questionnaires about business processes.
  • Interviews using conference calls
  • Pilot 1 (Conference Room Pilot 1)
  • Pilot 2 (Conference Room Pilot 2)
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Go Live
  • Post Go Live support

Key Lessons Learned:

  • The Benefits of using core team members who speak native language
  • Don’t underestimate training effort
  • Benefits of using English as the system language globally
  • The benefits of establishing key regional super users to help with support

About Nicolas Sulla:

Nicolas is also a System Engineer and an MBA. He is highly experienced Project Manager in Globalization, localization, and local tax and regulations. He is fluent in 4 languages: English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

About Sagax Group, LLC:

Sagax Group is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They are experienced in implementations and system development in multicultural and multilingual environments throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

They specialize in areas such as: Oracle Applications 11i/R12 Implementations, Oracle Localizations, Applications Development, Data warehouse, IT Audits, and more.

Contact Information:

As always, if you have any comments, questions, concerns, or rants, – or you just want to say hi – please feel free to leave a comment below. To your project success!

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Global System Rollouts – Focus on Latin America

Nic_Sulla_01In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Nicolas Sulla on large global rollouts.

I attended Nicolas’s presentation on this topic and invited him to share with us his experience from a global rollout of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) in Latin America.

Nicolas is a global Project Manager with more than 15 years of experience implementing large systems in more than 30 countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

The Interview

Listen now:

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We discussed the following topics:

The project was for a U.S Telecommunication company experiencing rapid growth in Latin America. They needed to rollout an ERP system to support the accelerated opening of this new market.

The key ERP components implemented are: General Ledger, Account Payables, Account receivables, Cash Management, Purchasing, Project Accounting, Fixed Assets, Inventory, with localization.

The project was implemented in two phases: Latin America-Mexico and Latin America-Brazil. Mexico implementation was established as the standard Blue Print for future counties such as Chile and Columbia.

Some key information on the project:

  • The ERP System was configured on a worldwide single-site/multi-org
  • 2 Companies and 2 Distribution Centers with different geographic locations
  • 2 Legal Entities, 2 Operational units, and 2 Inventory organizations
  • The application was implemented in single language (English)

The Project used a rapid implementation approach with the following major phases:

  • Questionnaires about business processes.
  • Interviews using conference calls
  • Pilot 1 (Conference Room Pilot 1)
  • Pilot 2 (Conference Room Pilot 2)
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Go Live
  • Post Go Live support

Key Lessons Learned:

  • The Benefits of using core team members who speak native language
  • Don’t underestimate training effort
  • Benefits of using English as the system language globally
  • The benefits of establishing key regional super users to help with support

About Nicolas Sulla:

Nicolas is also a System Engineer and an MBA. He is highly experienced Project Manager in Globalization, localization, and local tax and regulations. He is fluent in 4 languages: English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

About Sagax Group, LLC:

Sagax Group is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They are experienced in implementations and system development in multicultural and multilingual environments throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

They specialize in areas such as: Oracle Applications 11i/R12 Implementations, Oracle Localizations, Applications Development, Data warehouse, IT Audits, and more.

Contact Information:

As always, if you have any comments, questions, concerns, or rants, – or you just want to say hi – please feel free to leave a comment below. To your project success!

Listen now:

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Global System Rollouts – Focus on Latin America

Nic_Sulla_01In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Nicolas Sulla on large global rollouts.

I attended Nicolas’s presentation on this topic and invited him to share with us his experience from a global rollout of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) in Latin America.

Nicolas is a global Project Manager with more than 15 years of experience implementing large systems in more than 30 countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

The Interview

Listen now:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Right click here to download the MP3

We discussed the following topics:

The project was for a U.S Telecommunication company experiencing rapid growth in Latin America. They needed to rollout an ERP system to support the accelerated opening of this new market.

The key ERP components implemented are: General Ledger, Account Payables, Account receivables, Cash Management, Purchasing, Project Accounting, Fixed Assets, Inventory, with localization.

The project was implemented in two phases: Latin America-Mexico and Latin America-Brazil. Mexico implementation was established as the standard Blue Print for future counties such as Chile and Columbia.

Some key information on the project:

  • The ERP System was configured on a worldwide single-site/multi-org
  • 2 Companies and 2 Distribution Centers with different geographic locations
  • 2 Legal Entities, 2 Operational units, and 2 Inventory organizations
  • The application was implemented in single language (English)

The Project used a rapid implementation approach with the following major phases:

  • Questionnaires about business processes.
  • Interviews using conference calls
  • Pilot 1 (Conference Room Pilot 1)
  • Pilot 2 (Conference Room Pilot 2)
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Go Live
  • Post Go Live support

Key Lessons Learned:

  • The Benefits of using core team members who speak native language
  • Don’t underestimate training effort
  • Benefits of using English as the system language globally
  • The benefits of establishing key regional super users to help with support

About Nicolas Sulla:

Nicolas is also a System Engineer and an MBA. He is highly experienced Project Manager in Globalization, localization, and local tax and regulations. He is fluent in 4 languages: English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

About Sagax Group, LLC:

Sagax Group is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They are experienced in implementations and system development in multicultural and multilingual environments throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

They specialize in areas such as: Oracle Applications 11i/R12 Implementations, Oracle Localizations, Applications Development, Data warehouse, IT Audits, and more.

Contact Information:

As always, if you have any comments, questions, concerns, or rants, – or you just want to say hi – please feel free to leave a comment below. To your project success!

Listen now:

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