ERP Software Research
We research and publish information on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for the wholesale distribution and manufacturing industries. We’ve been providing a one-stop experience for small to medium size industrial companies researching ERP, Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship and Management, Warehouse Management and other types of software for more than 20 years.
Software Selection Consulting
We assist clients evaluate their need for ERP software and conduct software selection consulting projects for our clients. We use a multi-phase project plan to ensure a comprehensive analysis is performed on-time and on-budget. We deliver these engagements in the following ways:
- Rapid Selection Engagement
A good fit for companies using Quickbooks or Peachtree that is ready to take the next step in providing more sophisticated software for managing their business. Rapid Selection Engagement works best for companies that do not have the time, resources or expertise to conduct a search themselves and need an industry expert to structure and conduct the selection process for them.
- Turnkey Engagement
A good fit for medium and large companies with multi divisions and branches that need to replace old, legacy ERP software. We use our SIFT (Suitability – Investment – Functionality-Technology) decision model to guide the selection process. We perform all of the requirements analysis, prepare RFI and RFP documents, identify and evaluate potential software packages during the early phases of the project to identify products that satisfy the Functional requirements. We work very closely with the Project Team empowering their ability to understand and evaluate the packages and achieve ownership for the final decision.
- Coaching Engagement
A good fit for companies that have the time, resources and expertise to conduct a search but need an industry expert to add some knowledge and oversight to their selection process. While budget considerations play a role, these organizations have a good deal of experience in undertaking such a project. They want to make certain that they follow a proven process that results in a sound decision.
Education and Professional Speaking
We are known for making technology understandable to mere mortals and busy executives. What are the topics your people or your customers need to understand? We do the research, writing, and create the supporting materials to make the right impression. Our professional speakers are available to deliver the message or we can prepare you to do it yourself.
Information Technology Executive Coaching and Strategic Planning
Take advantage of the many years of experience to develop IT strategies that insure coordination and integration with the overall business goals of the organization. Where it makes sense, we can work with the CIO to move them from technical geniuses to business leaders that understand metrics and how to use technology as a competitive weapon.
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