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 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 ...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Understanding the ERP Selection Process

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

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...