Navigating ERP implementation processes without the help of an expert consultant can get a bit tricky for your internal teams, especially when complex technical requirements or integrations are involved.

Read on to learn how an ERP consulting company like Surety Systems can help, as well as how our consultants are guaranteed to meet your needs.

What is an ERP System?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) refers to business process management software that allows companies to optimize the performance of their day-to-day operations by bringing together core business functions, like human resources (HR) and financial management, in one integrated system.

ERP systems can help companies of any size, location, or industry optimize business processes, reduce costs, improve overall visibility, enhance data quality and insights, and boost employee engagement and productivity. While all of this sounds great, navigating new software solutions and managing the technical and functional aspects of a new ERP system can be complicated without the right resources.

Your one-stop-shop solution? ERP consulting services.

Where Do ERP Consulting Services Come In?

ERP consultants come in to help your organization plan, manage, and maintain change management and/or digital transformation processes as they relate to a new ERP system, integrations, or functionality. Whether you’re starting an ERP project from scratch, are mid-implementation, or just need a little extra technical or functional help, there’s an ERP consultant to fit your needs.

Here are a few main areas of ERP consulting and how each one can benefit you:

  • ERP selection: There are quite a few ERP solution options out there, so choosing the right one to fit your business needs can seem a little overwhelming without the right team in place. Luckily for you, there are consultants who specialize in ERP selection, and specifically, guiding your team towards the “best fit” solution. These consultants will ensure that the ERP software you choose checks all the boxes and provides your team with the best solution possible.
  • ERP implementation: Implementation consultants are the cream of the crop when it comes to ERP consulting services, and they are critical factors in helping your implementation project run smoothly. ERP implementation consultants guide your team through every step of the implementation process, including project planning, design, development, testing, training, and support. And, because a successful implementation builds the foundation for the entire lifecycle of your ERP system, finding the right consultant to handle your ERP implementation needs is crucial.
  • Data migration and conversion: Data is an important factor in any ERP implementation, integration, or upgrade. So, ensuring that you have a plan in place to clean, convert, migrate, and store that data properly and securely is important, especially when you’re moving data from other outdated systems or legacy ERP software. Keeping your data safe, secure, and in the right place is critical to your success, so finding an ERP consultant who understands your data conversion and migration needs and how to fill them is key.
  • Functionality testing: Whether you’re implementing for the first time, upgrading your system, or integrating new tools or applications, ERP testing is an essential piece of the puzzle. Having someone (like an ERP testing consultant) on your team who not only knows the ins and outs of your ERP solution, but also knows just what steps to take to properly test the software is important. Your team needs to be able to run tests, understand the results, navigate test failures, and find the best solutions, and the most efficient way to do that is with the help of an ERP testing consultant.
  • Employee training: Once your new ERP system or applications have been developed, configured, tested, and approved, your employees need to be trained on how to use it. ERP implementation consultants who specialize in training can be make or members of your team. With them, your employees will gain comprehensive insight into your business solutions and core ERP capabilities, but, without them, they will be lost and could potentially harm your company’s overall productivity.

Key Benefits of ERP Consulting

When it comes to implementing a new ERP system, having an ERP expert in your corner can be essential to your success.

Here are a few of the main benefits of having the help of an expert ERP consultant:

Unbiased Analysis and Guidance

Our ERP consultants remain unbiased and keep your needs above their own no matter what. Your team can ensure that business and system analysis is unbiased and accurate, making it easier for our consultants to gain your trust on Day One and maintain it throughout the entire project lifecycle.

Improved Productivity and Efficiency

With the help of an ERP expert, your implementation project team will be able to improve both the efficiency and productivity of their operations. This will save your company valuable time and money to be spent on other tasks or areas of the business.

Comprehensive Enterprise Software Training

Our consultants know the ins and outs of the ERP software they are helping you with. Whether your employees need end-to-end training on the full ERP solution or module-specific training, our consultants have you covered. Our consultants will not only show you how to navigate your system, but they’ll also ensure you know how your software aligns with day-to-day business operations to optimize organizational efficiency.

Cleaner Data and Better Insights

From data conversions, migrations, analysis, and everything in between, our ERP consulting team understands just how valuable data is for your company. And, with their experience in many different ERP software environments and industries, they have the expertise needed to keep your data controlled and provide advanced analytics and insights help maximize your ERP investment.

Expert Training and System Support

While our ERP consulting teams are usually brought on to help you implement or integrate ERP software from start to finish, their support goes well beyond just the general training requirements of each project. Our consultants are here to support you to and through ERP implementation, reducing unnecessary stress, added costs, and delays in your workflow.

Our Areas of Expertise

Our team provides ERP consulting services that bring no bull, no bias, and no breadcrumbs along with them. We are here to help you optimize business processes, improve system and employee productivity, and maximize your technological investment, regardless of what ERP software you’re implementing or integrating in your organization.

Our ERP software consulting team has extensive knowledge in a variety of different systems, applications, tools, and functionality, including…

Finding the Best ERP Consultant For You

Surety Systems is not just another run-of-the-mill ERP consulting firm that provides surface-level consultants that only fill the minimum requirements of your project. We don’t carry a traditional “bench” of consultants, meaning that each ERP consultant we assign to a project is hand picked to ensure they are the best possible fit for the job.

Our ERP consultants have a wide variety of specialties, skillsets, and expertise — perfect to fit the needs of any project. From helping clients in manufacturing and distribution industries optimize their supply chains to streamlining HR and payroll processes for more niche organizations and everything in between, our ERP consulting services are guaranteed to fit the bill for your project.

Your company. Your needs. Our expertise. That’s the name of the game with Surety Systems.

How Can We Help?

Whether you need a consultant to guide your team through the ERP implementation process, additional support planning and managing business process improvement strategies, or anything else ERP-related, we’re here to help.

Our team of senior-level ERP consultants has the skills and expertise you need to streamline implementation processes, meet business objectives, and set you up for success in the long run.

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