Plante Moran can be your experienced guide to help make your ERP selection process a success
Your board members have made it clear they want to see a healthy return on the money they’ve allotted for a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and you are feeling the pressure. There are so many options and so many reps trying to sell their products.
Technology and ERP consultants oversee replacing a 30-year-old ERP system
When St. Louis County wanted to replace its 30-year-old mainframe system, county leaders knew it would be a complex and costly transition, so they turned to the technology consultants at Plante Moran.
Drawing on their experience working with some of the nation’s largest counties, our technology consultants started by capturing everything about the county’s technology, processes, and people in a matrix. Working closely with the stakeholders, they then developed functional requirements and RFPs.
As the RFPs came in, our technology consultants reviewed them for cost and compliance to specifications and after vendor selection was complete, they handled all aspects of implementing the new ERP system, which included 22 modules. Although work continues, the majority of the modules were in operation within a year.
The Plante Moran technology and ERP consulting team can help you filter through the noise. Our technology consultants have helped hundreds of cities and counties through the ERP selection and implementation process, so they know the products available — what’s new, what works — and can ensure you get the ERP solutions that will work best for your city or county.
You can depend on 20 years of experience in ERP selection consulting
For more than 20 years, our technology and ERP consultants have been helping governments work through the ERP selection process. They have worked on hundreds of projects and at any one time can be working for a dozen or more communities evaluating their ERP options. Governments feel comfortable turning to Plante Moran technology consultants because our vendor independence ensures unbiased, objective advice.
Our technology and ERP consulting services will help you consider a multitude of factors as you begin your selection process. They also are accustomed to working with public sector clients and understand each community has different expectations for its ERP system solution. They understand that there is no one-size-fits-all ERP solution.
You will appreciate our efforts to understand your municipality, its issues and culture, and the myriad of dynamics that impact the demands on the new ERP system. Our technology consulting team has developed hundreds of tools, tactics, and checklists, which will save you and your staff time and money throughout the ERP selection and implementation process.
As one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the country specializing in municipalities, we also have a host of experts who can assist with most accounting or technical issues that may arise.
Whether you already have a Tier 1 ERP solution and are looking to upgrade or your municipality is looking at ERP for the first time, our technology consultants have been there. And they can be the professional, experienced, and patient partner you need to give you the information and confidence to select the ERP solution that delivers the return on investment that your board expects.