An independent ERP consultant’s advice aims to enhance clients’ competitiveness within their area. The focus is on process optimization, including the business organization and underlying IT infrastructure. Please note, that I am not a software developer or an ERP provider.
ERP projects are always (ad)ventures that essentially involve or restructure all areas of a company. This applies to both functions and processes that need to be improved. Typically, software houses or ERP implementations assume that an ERP project is customer orientated whereupon the ERP software house is only required to implement the software. Do companies allow the software provider introducing the ERP software take responsibility for the project? Here, we find the first instance of uncertainty which benefits from professional advice and support in order to gain clarity on such issues. Furthermore, allowing to obtain best practice thereby reducing project risks.
I primarily focus on recognizing and eliminating conceivable risks due to high or excessive costs during the course of a project. A holistic approach looks at the process landscape, processes, and underlying IT infrastructure leading to value creation in the enterprise. This allows to identify and implement opportunities which increase productivity and reduce costs.
The main goal of my ERP advice on ERP selection, is to drastically reduce the risk of implementing the most suitable system and/or provider selection, and thus to avoid project mishaps and cost overshoot.