When planning an EU rollout the initial focus is often centered on how the business functions can be improved while simplifying complexities. Some examples of these primary considerations include:
- How can the rollout support new business objectives?
- In what ways can this new system increase our competitive edge?
- Which EBS modifications need to be made to support our global business efforts?
- Multiple currencies & fluctuating rates
- Evolving taxation policies
- Varying statutory reporting / requirements
- Legal intricacies
However, no strategy is complete without also incorporating some of the more implicit factors of a successful rollout, such as: how will the change be managed to empower your organization to reach its full potential in the new environment? What strategies will be used to ensure that best practices, end user support & documentation can be easily adapted & maintained with all your company’s changes in the future? How can we ensure productivity will not be adversely affected due to inadequate training? Lastly, how will you incorporate cultural differences into the mix so that end user adoption will be supported? While Oracle User Productivity Kit can provide immense value throughout the entire project lifecycle, it is with these latter points where the tool’s most exciting capabilities are showcased.
For example, consider the many cultural differences represented in the European Union. While one may think that training strategies for the UK may not vary all that greatly from that of Germany or Finland, consider the following:
If you are planning to do a multi country rollout, Oracle UPK’s ability to produce all three of these types of training courses through a singular authoring session offers immense value, not only by reducing the cost and time required to develop, but also by driving consistency through all locations. Moreover, Oracle UPK can automatically translate its content into 22 different languages, which can greatly support global rollout efforts as well.
To learn about more strategies to ensure the success of your EU rollout, and to discuss some of the business & localization challenges EU rollouts represent, join us for our webcast on August 4th 8AM PST/ 11AM EST, where two of our PM’s with over 25 years of combined experience discuss best practices & real world solutions.