GAB’s Pyramid™

Understand, Plan and Unite Your Organization with a Global Architecture of Business Systems

Digital transformation can mean many things to different people and organizations, but all share the same challenges, struggles, and limitations.

With this in mind the team of experts at Big Bang designed, over five years, the GAB’S Pyramid™, a simple and easy tool to map the current and future state of system architecture - company wide. It comprehensively reviews and presents how Information Systems should be implemented and work together in a company – any company, no matter the size. It is a useful methodology to:

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Understand the state of your organization’s business systems today and plan a roadmap for the future state, regardless of the order of adoption or the department leveraging the tools.

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Quickly map software decisions and their impact so your organization can make the right decisions at the right time and deploy systems in the correct order.

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Ensure technology conversations are efficient and part of a larger plan.

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Remain dynamic in an ever-evolving IT landscape with exploding and changing offers.

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Proactively manage product releases, new functionality.

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Manage your business systems today and tomorrow.

Ditch the presentations and get a real roadmap aligned to your organization’s goals and reality.

GAB’S Pyramid™ is a framework designed by Big Bang. It encompasses five key areas including nine subcategories to map a modern company’s systems and software environment. They are:

Finances

Finances are the backbone of any business.

Systems should aggregate all operations, transactions, and actions across all departments to understand the financial impact on the organization. When financial systems are well integrated with other business systems, they foster more accurate financial data in real-time.

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning

The single-source of truth lives here with all cumulative data in one system enabling visibility on reporting, finances, true ROI, operations and the consolidation of all business centers.

Production

The Production layer is the core of your business operations.

As the heart of your organization, production is the “raison d’etre” and will drive the creation and delivery of products and services. The efficiency of your organization is dependent on the optimization of your production; streamlining systems that support production can impact the bottom line and performance of the team.

PSA

Professional Services Automation

Increase project profitability with real-time visibility of your customers, projects, staffing allocation,and skill sets.

MRP

Manufacturing (Material) Resource Planning

Demand planning with visibility of the shop floor to optimize machine productivity, staff allocation, and operating costs.

SCM

Supply Chain Management

Optimize the layout and productivity of your shop floor and delivery routes for raw and finished goods.

Relations

Proactively nurturing and building your key relationships creates long-lasting growth and support for the organization.

While often treated separately, it is important to gain a 360-view of all stakeholders, including customers, partners, and employees. It’s about managing, connecting, and creating relationships with people.

CRM

Customer Relationship Management

Enable your sales team to go from reactive to proactive customer relationship management with clear pipeline forecasting.

HCM

Human Capital Management

Simplify the growth and retention of your best talent with a 360-degree experience for your employees.

Promotion

Attracting and connecting and increasing customer and employee traffic is tougher today than ever before - and the competitive landscape is only getting tougher.

The more you promote your brand and EVP (Employee Value Proposition), the more successful your organization will be.

MAS

Marketing Automation Software

Actively promote your brand and upsell products and services to the right person at the right time with the right message.

Communication

Motivate, align, and ensure clarity when you proactively manage communication within your organization and externally.

Communication is the glue of all your systems and helps the gears of your organization working smoothly together. Aligning teams and fostering teamwork all start with proper communication.

Internal

The systems that aid in your internal team’s communication can include knowledge management, documents, help desk, wiki, and intranet.

External

Your team members can connect with your customers or external stakeholders through chat, website, social media and other information sharing.

Achieve growth and visibility with connected, unified business systems by Big Bang.

To leverage best practices, a company would start with the foundation, i.e., finances. However, beginning with the foundation (finances) is not always possible or a corporate priority, in the real world.

GAB's pyramid™ serves as a plan for all systems working together and each one’s role within the organization.

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you can leverage our Big Bang Experience™ to maximize the success of your cloud transformation with Big Bang.

Affiliated services that leverage your organization’s GAB’s Pyramid™

Business System Advisory (BSA5)

Align your strategic plan with your business architecture and IT strategy to invest in the right places. With Big Bang BSA5 your organization will get the Big Bang 5As: Advice that is Aligned and Agnostic by an Accountable team - all in an Accelerated timeline.

Solution Integration

One of the places many organizations fail to cross the finish line is integrating information for true information consistency - across all leaders and departments. Seamlessly integrate applications, software, people, and processes.

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Support

Big Bang has a complete support team versed in various industries that can accompany your organization in the most critical moments of your business operations. You are only charged for work completed—no retainers or upfront costs..

*GAB’s Pyramid and BSA5 are registered to Big Bang ERP Inc. 2020

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