MIS Purging

MS Excel is a boon and a bane.

As Decision Makers, we need to get the relevant information to ease our function;

whereas we end up running a parallel system to ERP.

We also generate through ERP a lot of customised reports that seek to alleviate a specific need.

Reports continue even after the need ceases to exist.

Seeking Information beyond ERP is necessary and inevitable.

However, it is imperative, “Let the Real MIS, please stand up!

Methodology:

  • Dip Stick of Current MIS : List, relevance, usage
  • Rationalising the Reports: Source, content, frequency
  • Consolidation of reports: Source, content, frequency
  • Integration with the existing systems
  • Set Protocols for new Report generation, Reports purging and modification

Key features of the approach:

  • Involvement of the user throughout the process
  • Involvement of the inhouse IT team
  • Alignment to the Daily Work Management practices
  • 5S application to MIS
  • Mechanism to sustain the revisit process
  • SoP using RACI model

Enabling Clarity for Informed Decision Making:

  • Better tracking and trapping of performance metrics of the business
  • Systemic approach to MIS
  • Informed decision making
  • Reduction in effort required in generating MIS
  • Minimise duplication of reporting
  • Bring in the three pillars of information viz – Accurate, Timely and Relevant Information