ERP data modernization

Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP

ERP data modernization

Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP

An enterprise view of ERP and non-ERP data, providing trusted visibility and analytics

It has been proven that data can serve as a critical asset to help drive business growth. However, there are many challenges clients face today which can hinder their ability to leverage this important asset. Challenges such as disparate data sources, lack of enterprise-level insights, and misinformed decision making.

PwC’s ERP data modernization framework is our approach to help organizations elevate data as a strategic asset by unlocking data-driven insights that were once too complex to implement. ERP data modernization provides an enterprise view of both ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and non-ERP data, providing trusted visibility and analytics. This elevates the impact and use of data, putting information in the hands of all levels of data consumers.

ERP data modernization framework is designed to create cross-functional and holistic business insights with integrated data, all in one common platform with an enterprise data model that provides consistency across the different data domains. At the end of this engagement, an organization can actualize their data potential, enabling decision-makers across the enterprise to make better, faster decisions with reliable, comprehensive analytics. This is achieved by:

  1. Identifying value insights from data and analytics that exist across geographies, product lines, segments, and systems

  2. Aggregating data from these numerous ERP and non-ERP sources into a single hub, bringing data into one common platform built on Azure Data Lake Storage.

  3. Standardizing, cleansing, and governing the data; and providing an enterprise-level view of the data and ability to unlock cross-platform analytics using Synapse.

  4. Applying data quality standards, data catalogs, and data lineage capabilities to ensure trusted and self-healing data, which is secured through Azure Key Vault

  5. Enabling business, analytics, and technical users’ self-service access to the data and analytics platform directly to improve operational efficiencies and get data and insights in the hands of more users using PowerApps and PowerBI.

  6. Leveraging Azure Purview to implement a common data governance operating model to make sure proper ongoing improvements and change management.

Our perspective is to focus on value and business outcomes first. ERP data modernization framework helps reduce implementation times by more than half by leveraging pre-built assets and reference architectures on Azure. With a single cloud-service platform, an organization can drive next-generation, cloud-based innovation. This allows organizations to start solving critical business problems much faster, unlocking insights previously unattainable to drive organizational strategy and growth. To learn more, go to
Advance business data analytics with Microsoft Azure: PwC