What is technology/ERP Consulting?
The terms ‘ERP consulting’ and ‘technology consulting’ are conjoined for the reason being they are inherently inseparable. When speaking of ERP, it automatically entails the use of technology, for reasons that will become more clear throughout this offering…
So, let’s start with a due definition of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
In a nutshell, ERP is business process management software that allows an organization to manage the business and automate office functions related to finance, service delivery, distribution, manufacturing and human resources. ERP ideally provides a functional suite of integrated ERP software applications and tools with the purpose of managing these critical areas. In other words, ERP is executed to perform the very function of integrating the management of core business processes – as mediated by software and technology…
As for ERP consulting, it consists of the service provided for selection, implementation, training, support and guidance of an Enterprise Resource Planning system. ERP consulting can ensure the empowerment of an organization to make information management a competitive advantage.
ERP consultants would ideally discuss with clients what they feel should be done – in terms of improving management software – with the end goal of improving whole company performance.
ERP consulting entails active engagement and applied improvement in the following areas:
- ERP implementation and/or customization
- CRM consulting and/or integration
- Enterprise application integration
- Strategic planning
- Testing and user experience testing
- Business intelligence
- Supply chain management
Why is it important?
A likely scenario might entail that you may have been getting by fine with your fairly outdated ERP system… But the reality is that by running your business on software that’s not precisely aligned to your particular needs and objectives, you are continually fostering inefficiencies into your business operations.
A software system that ends up costing more in the long run than an updated, especially tailored-for-you solution, has the very real potential of seriously limiting your revenue growth…
Leveraging ERP consulting services along with a proposed, proven software system, on the other hand, is very likely to increase both the efficiency and the effectiveness of business processes. In turn and when done correctly then, (ERP) implementation can help increase productivity, grow your business to new heights and perhaps most importantly, improve your “bottom line”.
Whether you are looking to implement a new ERP solution or upgrade your current one, ERP consultancy can help you meet all your business needs and exceed current expectations.
Resorting to ERP consulting is especially important to simplify, organize and optimize some of the most important business administration areas at the core of an organization.
How do you go about it?
So now you know the importance of having a proper ERP system in place – and that there is no question that it can help you work more effectively and efficiently. But how and where to start with the consultancy bit?
As a first rule you will need to fully understand your needs – as finding the right system, supporting it with the right infrastructure, leveraging best practices, and adapting it to your organization’s unique needs can be a complex process.
But this is precisely where the right consultancy team comes in to help you make an informed decision.
As wholly unbiased advisors, ERP consultants can conscientiously assess your situation and develop a uniquely tailored plan for your company. Whether you are a high-performing organization, a government institution, a manufacturer, or a non-profit organization, you should be able to rely on ERP specialists to snuff out the seemingly overwhelming ERP marketplace and choose the right solutions.
When organizations resort to ERP consultancy, they are aided in selecting and implementing ERP systems that unite their very strategies, people, and processes.
ERP consultancy ideally executes the following steps to be undertaken in the order they are proposed:
- ERP Assessments
- ERP Implementation
- Infrastructure Optimization
XONITEK can be your Enterprise Resource Planning Sherpa…
With several years worth of expertise in the field, XONITEK is able to identify and solve the right problems for you. We know how to go about leveraging technology to optimize critical business systems.
As a pioneer in the independent ERP consulting industry, the XONITEK team advocates for your success and your customers’ satisfaction. Able to serve as trusted advisors to our clients, our ERP team can help you face challenges with confidence!
Contact XONITEK today for solid & sound adive and proactive help with assessing, selecting and optimizing your ERP system in order to improve your business processes on the way to achieving true operational excellence…
Contact Richmond Hulse: HulseRJ@xonitek.com
Contact Joseph Paris: ParisJF@xonitek.com