ERP Consulting

Our Expertise

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

Your enterprise resource planning system (ERP) should generate efficiencies, gather meaningful data to drive informed decisions, reduce risk, and enable growth. Outdated or underperforming ERP systems can hinder performance and cost you in the long run.

We help you navigate your ERP implementation and build a customized plan for success

Our ERP experts take a holistic approach and can help you align your cloud ERP system with your business strategy. We start by learning what business issues you're trying to solve and then create an IT roadmap to modernize your technology and implement it successfully, including project management, organizational change management, and project operations.

We've helped hundreds of organizations across the United States and internationally manage ERP implementations of all sizes and budgets. We provide honest, unbiased evaluation and guidance. Our experience with vendor contract negotiations also ensures you receive the best terms and cost savings possible. Let us handle the details so you can focus on the big picture.

You'll benefit from best practices learned across all industries

Many of our consultants worked in the field before joining our team, so we know what challenges your organization faces. We provide practical, informed advice with expertise in various industries, including government, education, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and more. 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.

Bridge the gap between your people, processes, and ERP technology

We can guide you through any stage of the ERP life cycle, whether you’re looking at ERP for the first time, want more value from your current system, or need to replace it with a new system. 

Reach out today to find out how we can help you with: 

In response to changing client needs, ERP vendors offer significant upgrades, acquire new solutions, retire existing ones, change licensing and maintenance fees, and introduce new deployment and support models. With so many variables, it’s hard to evaluate the situation, but we’ll help you filter through the noise and perform due diligence. With your unique needs and objectives in mind, we’ll help determine which improvement alternatives will satisfy your short and long-term needs.
Continuous improvement
Are you getting the data you need from your ERP system to optimize operations? Are you able to streamline invoicing and accounts receivable? A modern ERP embedded with AI and automation gives you robust data and the ability to take control of your organization, innovate across your enterprise, and prepare for what's next.
We’ll make sure you and your employees get the most out of your ERP investment. From project management and change management to technical training, we’ll uncover the nuances of your operations and your specific functional requirements to mitigate risk. Our knowledge of market trends, business issues, and best practices will result in a smooth and seamless path to achieving your goals. This also includes project recovery for those enterprise projects that have might have stalled and need to get back on track.
Once you decide to invest in a new ERP system, you need to quickly identify requirements, wade through a list of credible ERP solutions, and manage an effective evaluation process. We’ll help you develop an RFP and can do the heavy-lifting by sifting through the vendors vying for your business. We’ll work closely with you to ensure you have the most strategic and credible ERP solutions to evaluate. Our independence and experience allows us to closely review and negotiate contracts to reduce your cost and risk.

Your legacy system puts your organization at risk. Our modern ERP guidebook outlines 10 ways your legacy system costs you and what you can do about it.


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Client Experience

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

We’ve partnered with Plante Moran for years, and it’s truly been a pleasure. We’ve experienced a level of trust and openness that can’t be replicated. Their team’s professionalism and dedication kept our project on course. They played a significant role in guiding us through the various stages, from process mapping to facilitating demos and coordination with our project manager. Their understanding of the marketplace and key vendors fostered an easy working relationship to achieve our objectives.

I’d recommend Plante Moran to those seeking similar services due to their level of knowledge, commitment, and collaboration.

Erik Dial
Deputy Director of Utility Finance & Customer Service, City of Greeley, Colorado

We chose Plante Moran for our ERP selection based on the value they offer, their expertise, and positive references. Since then, we’ve very much enjoyed our working relationship. Their staff were thorough in their analysis of our current-state ERP and provided quality future-state ERP options. The marketplace awareness demonstrations they conducted were extremely useful and offered insights into the software advances that had been made since our last implementation. From the preliminary interviews to the selection of our new ERP vendor, they have proven capable of meeting all desired outcomes. Their extensive previous experience in ERP selections helped us reach a consensus on our selection based on data and analytics.

Plante Moran’s team is friendly, has a high level of expertise, and is easy to work with. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, data-driven consultant for your ERP selection, look no further than Plante Moran.

Aaron Kuhn
Revenue Services Director, City of Battle Creek

Our district has experienced exponential growth over the past decade. As a result, our ERP solution no longer met our needs, and we knew that replacing our legacy technology would be a big project.

Plante Moran helped us find a scalable solution to support our current and future needs. They took the time to fully understand our requirements so that we could clearly envision our desired future state. In addition to their K-12 experience and knowledge of the marketplace — which were invaluable — they brought their project management acumen to keep us on track, meet all milestones, and anticipate potential stumbling blocks. They managed vendor relationships and advocated for our interests to ensure a successful outcome, so that we could extract the most value from our new system.

We appreciated the team’s expertise, professionalism, and partnership and highly recommend Plante Moran.

Donna Eurek
MIS Executive Director, Prosper ISD

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.

We hired Plante Moran to perform an ERP assessment to develop a list of detailed requirements for a replacement system. They listened to our needs, shared valuable industry insights, helped us prioritize issues, and provided recommendations on improvements to make when implementing the new system. They brought in experts to share best practices on governance, chart of accounts redesign, and business processes optimization.

We then engaged them to help with the selection process. With in-depth knowledge of the ERP marketplace, and an objective viewpoint of the pros and cons of each solution, they helped us evaluate the options and find a solution to fit our unique needs.

We view Plante Moran as a trusted partner and have used them as a sounding board to help us with change management as we worked through the process. They’re very professional, collaborative, and they communicate complex concepts in a relatable way. Our team and our county administration enjoys working with them, and we have the comfort of knowing they’ve helped set us on a path for a successful implementation.

Cory Kampf
CFO, Anoka County, MN