ERP Resource Library

Explore our content to learn more about approaching an ERP initiative. Hear directly from our Managing Principal, consultants and clients about what to expect in a selection or implementation.

How to Avoid an ERP Implementation Failure

September 17, 2020
There are a lot of stories about famous ERP implementation failures. There is a lot less information...

The Most Important ERP Software Selection Criteria

September 03, 2020
Selecting the right ERP should never be mystical or accidental. There is an exact methodology for ER...

Questions to Ask an ERP Software Consultant

August 28, 2020
Do you know what questions to ask an ERP software consultant? We have fielded hundreds of calls from...

Why Should You Hire an ERP Selection Consultant?

August 27, 2020
If your company is in the market for an ERP platform, you have probably heard the horror stories: co...

Vetting Software Solutions in an ERP Selection

August 24, 2020
With so many vendors and platforms to choose from, you need a fail-safe formula for evaluating which...

Picking the Right Software Solutions During Your ERP Selection

August 18, 2020
When you embark on your ERP selection process, following expert advice can help you select the right...

RFP is code for "Request for *&@*!"

August 12, 2020
A request for proposal.… If you are like us, when you see one of those come across your desk or into...

Internal Control Over Financial Reporting With ERP

July 24, 2020
How can you provide in-compliance, accurate and timely reporting for financials? In this episode of ...

Government Case Study: City of Omaha Parking

June 19, 2020
Problem: The Parking Authority within the City of Omaha was using legacy software to track revenue f...

How to Find the Best CRM in 2020

June 18, 2020
It has never been more important to properly care for and nurture customer relationships. Customer R...

Optimizing ERP for Supply Chain Disruption

May 21, 2020
Disruptions in supply chains, whether localized or widespread, are almost inevitable at some point i...

Shopify just became Canada's most valuable company. What does this mean for SMBs?

May 18, 2020
On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020, Shopify became Canada's most valuable public company when it ended the ...

ERP for E-commerce in an Economic Crash

May 11, 2020
A surprising number of businesses and organizations have relied on in-person interactions to stay vi...

How Cloud ERP Can Help With Business Continuity

April 30, 2020
 In many different crisis scenarios, enterprise software has played a vital role in maintaining busi...

Koch Industries Acquired Infor. Here’s Our Analysis.

April 21, 2020
This is good news for existing Infor customers because it takes the public market pressures off of I...

The Role of Blockchain in ERP: Beyond Cryptocurrency

April 03, 2020
If you have any knowledge or familiarity with ERP selection or ERP implementation for your business,...

The Science of Proper Data Hygiene

March 11, 2020
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that having a wrong phone number for a person ...

Don’t Let Data Migration Become Your ERP Roadblock

March 09, 2020
Data Migration can terrify even the most seasoned implementation consultants. Examining some of most...

Five Post-Go-Live Tips for Your ERP Implementation

January 13, 2020
  After months of planning, your ERP system is up and running. Congratulations! But keep in mind tha...

2020 ERP Trends and Predictions: Is 2020 the year SMBs invade ERP?

January 08, 2020
  If there was a theme for 2019, it was the year cloud-based ERP finally arrived. No longer a novelt...

AI Has Crept Into ERP. Are You Ready?

December 23, 2019
  We have been hearing a lot about artificial intelligence in ERP recently, and it is more than a bu...

Cybersecurity and ERP: What You Need to Know

November 08, 2019
When it comes to cybersecurity breaches, most companies think it won’t happen to them. But would you...

Can On-Premise and Cloud-Based Systems Coexist?

October 07, 2019
  These days, most vendors offer the ability to deploy their ERP system in the cloud, but that doesn...

Organizational Change Management and its Impact On ERP Success

September 04, 2019
Techopedia defines Organizational Change Management (OCM) as “a framework structure around the chang...

ERP + Digital Transformation

August 23, 2019
There are many reasons companies implement ERP systems, but one of the biggest ones is to bring all ...

How Manufacturing Is Benefitting from Modern ERP

July 29, 2019
Here’s a reality about manufacturing: there are separate-but-connected processes all under one opera...

Building Enterprise Value with Your ERP Strategy

July 25, 2019
When you make the decision to implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software strategy, you...

Expert Interview Series: Craig Jack, KONG

May 22, 2019
Hi I'm Craig Jack and I work at the Kong company.  We manufacture the world's best dog toys so hopef...

The Importance of Having a Business Strategy When Choosing the Right ERP Software

April 19, 2019
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software can create ongoing value for businesses. Part of the tri...

The Delicate Dance of OCM and ERP

March 28, 2019
We often hear change is a constant, but the reality is most workers thrive on repetitive routines th...

Configure Price Quote Software – An ERP Advisor’s Perspective

March 28, 2019
As ERP consultants, we are experienced in all types of software relating to automating the revenue c...

Tax Cuts Fund a Trend in ERP Spending

March 11, 2019
I wanted to start this blog with the above title, but it’s just not true (yet). It’s been a while si...

Surprises You Don’t Want During Your ERP Implementation

February 27, 2019
Experience has taught us to always anticipate surprises during ERP implementations. Planning for the...

Writing an RFP for an ERP Project? Avoid These 5 Stumbling Blocks

January 24, 2019
Writing a request for proposal for an ERP project is not for the faint of heart. Even experienced IT...

A Business Case for an ERP System Upgrade

January 09, 2019
Maybe your platform is long overdue for an upgrade, but you can’t just go forward—there are costs an...

Expert Interview Series: Shawn Windle, Founder

December 27, 2018
I'm Shawn Windle with ERP Advisors Group. I'm the Founder and Managing Principal of the firm and wha...

Dos and Don’ts for the ERP Selection Process

December 19, 2018
Navigating the steps of an ERP implementation is not easy. There are certain things you need to pay ...

Why Companies Don't Choose the Best ERP Software

December 06, 2018
The right ERP platform can transform your business, giving you actionable intelligence, helping you ...

Expert Interview Series: Adam Clapp, CFO Bron Tapes

November 07, 2018
My name is Adam Clapp I'm the chief financial officer for Bron Tapes and Bron tapes is a distributor...

Expert Interview Series: Bud Price, IT Director at Brown Strauss Steel

October 24, 2018
My name is Bud Price and I'm the IT Director at Brown Strauss, which is a distributor of structural ...

Automating the Revenue Cycle in Accounting

October 10, 2018
Excel is the world’s top accounting system, but spreadsheets can be burdensome to accountants and fi...

Best Practices for Implementing Omnichannel for Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors

September 26, 2018
  Omnichannel has become a best practice, but manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors need to s...

Wholesale Distributors and Manufacturers Improve Customer Service with Omnichannel Experience

September 19, 2018
Wholesale Distribution and Manufacturing businesses work with tangible products. The business buys r...

Expert Interview Series: Karl Nicholls, CFO

August 01, 2018
Meet Karl Nicholls Hi my name is Karl Nicholls. I'm a qualified accountant. I have my qualifications...

How to Avoid Records Management System Failure

July 25, 2018
Records management systems are used by public safety agencies such as fire, police, and other groups...

Care and Feeding of Your New ERP, Part 2

July 18, 2018
Business Process Support vs. Technical Support A valuable new ERP system unlocks new capabilities.  ...

Care and Feeding of Your New ERP

July 11, 2018
Setting up Reports and New Capabilities By the time most businesses reach the finish line of an ERP ...

Expert Interview Series: Dillon Miskimins, CFO

June 14, 2018
My name's Dillon Miskimins. I'm the Chief Financial Officer for South Metro Fire Rescue which is a f...

Understanding the ERP Selection Process

June 06, 2018
In this article, we will outline the entire ERP selection process, laying to rest unnecessary compli...

Expert Interview Series: Angela Schreffler, Vice President

May 30, 2018
My Name is Angela Schreffler and I am the Vice President at Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. C...

How to Identify the Right RMS for your Fire Department

May 16, 2018
In another article, we discussed 7 benefits when fire departments replace an outdated RMS with more ...

7 Benefits for Fire Departments Replacing an RMS

May 09, 2018
Fire departments have been required to track records around patient care, fire incidents, and person...

M&A: Post-Purchase ERP Workarounds

March 28, 2018
Most acquiring businesses do not fully evaluate their target’s business applications before they mak...

M&A: Before You Buy, Ask the Right Questions about their ERP Solutions

March 21, 2018
Investment bankers, and any acquiring company will spend a lot of time on financial due diligence an...

Expert Interview Series: Aaron Peavey, Rocky Mountain Fire

March 14, 2018
Meet Aaron Peavey My name's Aaron Peavey and I'm the Training Division Chief for Rocky Mountain Fire...

Expert Interview Series: John Willson, Louisville Fire

February 28, 2018
Meet John Willson John Willson, Fire Chief Louisville Fire Protection District. We changed the RMS, ...

Expert Interview Series: Chris Carpenter, Director of IT

February 15, 2018
Meet Christopher Carpenter Hi, I'm Christopher Carpenter and I work for Epilog Laser. We are a globa...

Introduction to Enterprise Performance Management Tools

February 06, 2018
To get the most out of ERP software applications, businesses should utilize as much of the software ...

What is ERP?

January 31, 2018

Expert Interview Series: Derek Hitchman, SCS Cloud

January 24, 2018
Meet Derek I'm Derek Hitchman and I am the CEO of SCS Cloud. We are a Netsuite and Salesforce soluti...

Expert Interview Series: Quentin DeWitt, EAG Consultant

January 05, 2018
Meet Quentin My name is Quentin DeWitt. I'm the consulting manager here at ERP Advisors Group. I wor...

Three Tips for Successfully Selecting an ERP

December 22, 2017
In this video, Shawn Windle, the Founder and Managing Principal of ERP Advisors Group, discusses som...

The Top 4 Ways to Avoid ERP Implementation Failure

December 06, 2017
Implementation failures are just a consequence of the industry we work in. We like to be involved an...

Why You Should (or Shouldn't) Upgrade Your ERP System

November 08, 2017
Upgrading an ERP system is an extraordinary undertaking. Contrary to conventional thinking, we don't...

Expert Interview Series: Lew Visscher, CFO

October 27, 2017
Meet Lew I’m Lew Visscher, I'm CFO for Catalyst Repository Systems here in Denver Colorado. We're a ...

Why ERP Implementations Fail

October 12, 2017
We discussed the 5 biggest pitfalls that occur during an ERP software application implementation on ...

The 5 Biggest Pitfalls for Implementing an ERP

October 04, 2017
One of the things we typically don’t like to discuss is failure: we prefer to focus on how we can ma...

What is Professional Services Automation?

August 30, 2017
Professional service organizations are different than many other organizations, especially when it c...

What To Do When You Outgrow Your Accounting Software

August 15, 2017
What To Do When You Outgrow Your Accounting Software

How HR Software Can Improve Employee Morale

August 02, 2017
Last week we discussed the elements of a strong, core HR software solution and the advanced modules ...

HR Software and the Benefits to Your Organization

July 28, 2017
In our most recent edition of The ERP Advisor Monthly Conference Call, we uncovered the secrets of g...

Leveraging a Reporting and Analytics Tool to Fully Realize the Potential of Your ERP

June 28, 2017
Improved reporting and visibility are the main reasons businesses decide to select and implement an ...

Is the Cloud a Viable Solution for Accounting Systems?

June 09, 2017

The Top 5 Biggest ERP Selection Mistakes

May 17, 2017
In working with clients, we have seen a repeating pattern of mistakes that businesses tend to make w...

Improving Profitability Reporting Strategies for Professional Services

May 11, 2017
Improving reporting and more specifically, profitability can be less than straightforward for profes...

The Magic of ERP Consulting

April 18, 2017
Why bother hiring a consultant? After all, no one really knows your business better than you and you...

ERP Optimization for Central Seaway

December 20, 2016
  ERP Advisors can help you optimize or upgrade your current ERP system so you can receive the most ...

Software Implementation for South Metro Fire Rescue

December 20, 2016
The ERP implementation process is often the most daunting and challenging part of the process. Let u...

ERP Selection for Cologix

December 20, 2016
Once you are certain of your needs for a new ERP, it is time to start the selection process. Using o...

Case Study for Coalfire Systems

December 20, 2016
Defining your software needs as an organization and setting clearly defined goals and objectives wil...

Does Your Company Have Software Growing Pains?

December 15, 2016
If your mid-market company has outgrown its financials software, you are probably heavily reliant on...

Data Migration Can Be Man’s Best Friend

December 15, 2016
The “dog” of most systems implementation projects is usually Data Migration.  It’s one of those area...

NetSuite’s POS Beats Industry-Specific POS Vendors

December 15, 2016
The Problem: No POS Integration When ERP Advisors Group was recently engaged to advise a mid-market ...

Oracle buying NetSuite: What It Means and What to Expect

December 15, 2016
I was on an industry analyst call just yesterday and the question came up if NetSuite was going to b...

Trying to Decipher SAP

December 15, 2016
I have worked in the Enterprise software space for over 20 years and rarely am I confused about what...

On-Premise Software is Not Dead

December 15, 2016
Let’s face it, everywhere you look, you see promotions to move your software to cloud solutions. The...

Check Your Rearview Mirror for Business Blind Spots

December 15, 2016
Do you know what areas of your business are at risk if one of your “good people” were to leave? We h...

The Hidden Pain of Spreadsheets

December 15, 2016
You might not realize the pain your organization has because it’s hidden in your spreadsheets. After...

Don’t Bet Your Company’s Future on a Beauty Pageant Winner

December 15, 2016
Picking software that looks pretty and wins over your selection team during the demonstration can be...