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ERP Consulting

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ERP is more than technology. We’ll make sure it’s working for you.

Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system should generate efficiencies, gather meaningful data, drive informed decisions for the future, and in many cases, enable growth. Outdated or underperforming systems can hinder performance and cost you in the long run. Our ERP and technology experts will help you save time and improve processes.

We’ve helped hundreds of organizations across the United States and internationally assess, select, and implement ERP solutions in a range of industries, including government, K-12 & higher education, healthcare, and numerous sectors of the manufacturing industry.

We’ve managed implementations of all sizes and budgets and will provide honest, unbiased evaluation and guidance. Our experience with vendor contract negotiations will also ensure you receive the best terms and cost savings possible. Let us handle the details so you can focus on the big picture.

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Our Unique Advantage

Many of our consultants worked in the field before joining our team, so we know what challenges your organization faces. From the manufacturing floor to the school halls, our firsthand industry experience allows us to provide practical, informed advice. You’ll benefit from best practices learned across all industries — not just your specific field.

And we don’t stop with the ERP system. We mitigate risk and make business processes more effective and efficient from cybersecurity concerns to costing, strategy, financial risk, and data analytics.

Digital transformation & strategies

How technology can transform your business
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Digital transformation in the middle market
Headlines on digital disruption tend to favor B2C startups and tech giants, but what’s the opportunity for mature, midmarket businesses? Good news: Practical strategies and digital opportunities abound.
Dennis Bagley
Article August 1, 2018 2 min read
Must-consider technologies to disrupt your status quo
Dennis Bagley
Article April 28, 2018 4 min read
Why you need to understand AI to stay competitive
Dennis Bagley
Article July 19, 2018 4 min read
Industry 4.0: Adopt smart technologies for a competitive advantage
Dave Plomin
Article January 26, 2018 5 min read

ERP Consulting Thought Leadership

  • Is your IT department ready for the disruption ahead?
    Not sure how your IT department is doing? What’s worked in the past doesn’t guarantee future success. If you’re setting IT priorities (and you should be!), here’s how to assess your IT department for the digital future.
    Marvin Sauer Judy Wright
    Article September 11, 2019 6 min read
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  • Ten tips for a successful K-12 ERP implementation
    ERP implementations can be daunting, especially if you’re replacing a decades-old system. For K-12 school districts, the challenges are only compounded by limited staff and resources. Here are 10 best practices for a successful implementation project.
    Ivy Anderson Matthew Lindner Judy Wright
    Article August 7, 2019 7 min read
    A group of students gather around a laptop during a break.
  • Every automotive supplier needs a product technology strategy

    A product technology strategy that focuses on electrification and automation demand targeted goals, and targeted acquisitions is a critical component all automotive organizations should have developed. Read more at Auto News.

    Daron Gifford
    Article July 3, 2019 4 minutes read
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  • Four tips to improve your sales forecasting

    Does your sales forecast drive downstream decisions? It should. It’s time to leverage technology and get out of the Excel maze for accurate and timely demand planning.

    Sean McBride Evan Honour Jeremy Naber
    Article June 5, 2019 3 min read
    Business colleagues in a conference room sharing the four tips to improve sales forecasting on a whiteboard.

Independent, candid advice

As independent, unbiased advisors, we’re here to guide you through all technology life cycles. Our team will take the time to understand your organization — how you work, and how your people interact with technology on a daily basis. We won’t tell you what to buy and move on. We’ll provide the objective support and guidance you need throughout the entire process.

Doug Hockenbrocht, information technology consulting partner, says it best: “We may be IT consultants by title, but we encourage clients to view us as operational improvement consultants leveraging enabling technologies. We’re not just helping the organizations; we’re also helping the individuals who have stressful jobs with long hours because of inefficient tools and systems. When those people hug our team members or send handwritten notes thanking us for improving their jobs, that’s very satisfying.”

Our clients say

After going through the acquisition process, we realized there was a great need for an ERP assessment, selection, implementation, and project management. Our interaction with the Plante Moran team, summarized in one word, would be nothing short of professional. They deliver every time, always meet or exceed expectations, and are always available to provide resources – we have been absolutely thrilled. They had no problem interacting at any level of the company, and were able to provide a calm and respective approach that kept the project moving in the right direction. We chose Plante Moran for their broad set of skills and expertise, and their ability to complement our staff who were personally invested in all aspects of the project. Plante Moran was the perfect fit for us because they operate as a large firm with a small firm attitude.

John Welch CFO, All Tile Inc.

Business people looking at computer screen.
1 minute read
Large construction company upgrades critical ERP software
GH Phipps, a 65-year-old construction company, upgrades outdated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and creates highly engaged users during a critical time of business growth.
Shane Brown
Case Study February 1, 2019 1 minute read
North American Lighting discussed at meeting
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North American Lighting replaces multiple ERP systems with Plex Manufacturing Cloud
North American Lighting (NAL), the largest independently owned Tier 1 automotive lighting supplier, replaces multiple legacy, on-premise ERP systems and achieves seamless integration across advanced manufacturing systems and facilities with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.
Doug Hockenbrocht
Case Study October 1, 2018 2 min read

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