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If you are trying to decide if your organization could benefit from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, if you are looking for more value from your current system, or if you are shopping for a replacement ERP system, the ERP specialists on the Plante & Moran technology consulting team can help you make an informed decision.
As independent, unbiased advisors, they can assess your situation and develop a plan that fits your unique situation. Whether you are a school, a government, a business, or a not-for-profit organization, you can rely on our ERP specialists to know the ERP marketplace and the solutions available. And they have experience helping organizations like yours select and implement ERP systems that unite their strategies, people, and processes.
ERP Assessments – When conducting an assessment, our ERP specialists inventory your unique needs and objectives and determine where you are getting the most out of your current system and whether replacing your system is necessary and justifiable. Utilizing information from the ERP assessment, they will help you build a business case to determine and justify what improvement alternatives are available to satisfy your needs in both the short and longer term.
Continuous Improvement – ERP providers are continually upgrading their systems and delivery methods. You can collaborate with our ERP system specialists to make sure that your solution is providing the highest level of reliability and the cost savings you can expect.
ERP Implementation – Whether you are implementing upgrades to optimize your current system or implementing a new system, our ERP implementation specialists can help you through each phase of the implementation process. They bring deep application software and infrastructure expertise to every implementation. They use a project management methodology that carefully defines the scope of the project and the roles of everyone involved along with a timeline and checkpoints to ensure the implementation will be completed on time and within budget.
Infrastructure Optimization – As ERP systems introduce more and more improvements, they demand more and more from your IT infrastructure. Is your network robust enough to support the improvements? Our ERP solutions team can examine the full range of your IT architecture and give you the answers and make recommendations if upgrades are needed.
ERP Selection – You will especially appreciate the independence of our ERP specialists when you are cutting through the noise of vendors vying for your business. Our technology consultants can help you develop an RFP that reflects the ERP system you need. They can also help you determine whom to ask for proposals and review the completed proposals to make sure they meet your requirements. Finally, their independence and experience enables them to thoroughly review and help negotiate the contracts to reduce your cost and risk. Throughout the ERP selection process, you can rely on our ERP specialist to maximize the return on your technology investment.
There is no question that enterprise resource planning can help you work more effectively and efficiently. But finding the right system, supporting it with the right infrastructure, leveraging best practices, and adapting it to your organization’s unique needs is a complex process. Our ERP team can help you face these challenges with confidence and deliver a robust return on investment.