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ERP Project Management

Project management means ERP solutions delivered on time and within budget

Performing an ERP implementation or selection or  is a very involved process that requires significant enterprise-wide, cross-functional coordination and collaboration to ensure that you achieve the best end results. ERP projects require clearly defined purposes, objectives, and scopes as well as a project plan.

Why is project management important?


The project team must understand what to do, how to do it, why they must do it, when it must be done, how long it will take, and what the final deliverable should look like. The use of a project management methodology increases the likelihood that your project will be completed on time and within budget.

The Plante Moran team divides ERP projects into clearly defined stages and uses a methodology based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). They have learned many lessons from managing numerous ERP projects and have developed an extensive set of templates and tools that guarantee your project will be successful.

How can a Plante Moran ERP project manager help?

Your project manager will ensure that project expectations and scope as well as roles and responsibilities are clearly defined upfront in a project charter. Your team will be trained on project methodology and a work plan will be used to structure, measure, and control project tasks, key milestones, deliverables, and assignments to keep the project on schedule. Since all projects are dynamic, project management involves constantly managing the scope and reporting potential deviations, seeking approvals for those that may be necessary. Based on experience, your project manager will be able to identify potential project risks and identify strategies to avoid or minimize their impact and will implement a process for quickly identifying and resolving issues. You can depend on your project manager to communicate frequently with your management and team members through status reports and meetings.

How does your organization benefit?

Working with our project management team can give you peace of mind about the progress of your ERP project because implementation will be based on proven tools and techniques. You can expect to achieve the project objectives within budget and begin realizing value on time.

“Plante & Moran has assisted us with a multitude of services, from auditing to manufacturing consulting to strategic planning to family and estate planning. Regardless of our needs, they bring a level of intelligence to every situation; they’re consummate professionals.

In the role of manufacturing consulting, they’ve served as consultants to our board of directors. In addition, we’ve participated in several benchmarking studies conducted by both Plante & Moran and the Precision Metalforming Association; those studies have been extremely helpful, not only in terms of benchmarking the Su-Dan Company but also in helping us fulfill our QS and TS certification requirements.”

Dennis Keat
The Su-Dan Company