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.

The Evolving Role of CRM Systems in the Wake of COVID-19

June 18, 2020
 

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 ...

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...

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 mos...

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...

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...

Making an ERP Implementation a Key Part of Your Company’s Digital Transformation

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

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...

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 revenue cycle automation ...

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 Your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project? Avoid These Five Stumbling Blocks

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

To Upgrade Your ERP System or Not: Making a Compelling Business Case

January 09, 2019
An ERP application needs to be maintained to benefit your business, and upgrading periodically is im...

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 ...

Four Excuses and Four REAL Reasons Companies Choose the Wrong ERP Software

December 06, 2018
SAP defines Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as the integration of the core processes needed to ru...

Introduction to Revenue Cycle Automation Tools

October 17, 2018
It is easy to generate a compelling business case for revenue software. Recurring revenues, payment ...

Revenue Cycle Automation

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...

New Records Management System: Common Points of Failure and How to Avoid Them

July 25, 2018
Records management systems (RMS) are used by public safety agencies, including fire, police, and oth...

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 ...

ERP Selection Process Demystified: From Vendor Selection to Implementation

June 13, 2018
This article is for business leaders who are in the beginning stages of a new ERP project. It outlin...

The ERP Selection Process Demystified: Getting Started

June 06, 2018
We will outline the entire selection process, laying to rest unnecessary complications, antiquated d...

How to Identify the Right RMS for your Fire Department

May 16, 2018
Our last article established 7 reasons why fire departments are replacing antiquated RMS with more i...

7 Big Benefits for Fire Departments Who Replace Records Management Systems (RMS)

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

ERP Negotiations: Strike the Best Deal

April 11, 2018
Our last article outlined ERP software contracts, defined terms, and gave some really impactful advi...

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...

Utilizing an Enterprise Performance Management Tool to Maximize Your ERP Benefits

February 06, 2018
On our latest episode of the ERP Advisor Conference Call Series, we discussed how to fully utilize y...

When to Pull The Plug on an Implementation Project

December 13, 2017
Have you ever had or known someone who had a “money pit” home improvement project? One of those proj...

How To Avoid ERP Implementation Failure

December 06, 2017
In one of our recent conference calls, we discussed how implementation failures are just a consequen...

Why You Should (or Should Not) Upgrade Your ERP System Part 2

November 15, 2017
Last week, we discussed what an ERP system upgrade is and how growth is one of the 5 primary drivers...

Why You Should (or Should Not) Upgrade Your ERP System Part 1

November 08, 2017
We typically advise companies to avoid upgrading their ERP system unless absolutely necessary becaus...

Additional Reasons Why ERP Implementations Fail

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

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...

Choosing the Right Professional Services Automation for Your Organization

September 13, 2017
Last week we discussed the requirements for professional services automation, but even with those re...

Basic Aspects of Professional Services Automation

September 06, 2017
This week we are continuing our discussion on professional services automation. If your organization...

What is Professional Services Automation

August 30, 2017
What is Professional Services Automation? Professional service organizations are different than many...

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

5 Mistakes Every Executive Should Avoid When Selecting an ERP (Part 2)

May 24, 2017
Last week we discussed the first three mistakes every executive makes when selecting an ERP software...

5 Mistakes Every Executive Should Avoid When Selecting an ERP (Part 1)

May 17, 2017
We help companies with their ERP software needs from determining and analyzing what the organization...

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...

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.  Th...

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 ...

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...

Caution: 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 may re...