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.

6 Ways an ERP Implementation Consultant can Rescue an Overworked Team

November 26, 2020
Going into a project to update your ERP software, it might be easy to think that everything can be m...

Overview of ERP System Implementation Vendors

November 24, 2020
If you are planning to upgrade your ERP system, now is the time to look into possible vendors for yo...

Using an ERP Consultant for a Successful Implementation

November 18, 2020
ERP implementations aren’t naturally destined for failure. The key to success lies in finding someon...

Deltek News: Forced Upgrades from Vision to Vantagepoint?

November 17, 2020
When Deltek first introduced Vantagepoint to the ERP world in August 2018, it prompted questions and...

3 Things You Should Expect During Your Implementation of an ERP System

November 06, 2020
As you get ready to start your implementation of an ERP system, you may have your project plan worke...

How to Create an ERP System Implementation Project Plan

November 05, 2020
Your organization has decided on a major software update and you undoubtedly have many questions. Do...

ERP Implementation Best Practices

October 23, 2020
When your company is ready to make the change and begin the process to update your software, followi...

Our ERP Implementation Methodology

October 21, 2020
At ERP Advisors Group, our ERP implementation methodology is designed to help you with every phase o...

Quick-Start Steps for ERP Implementation

October 20, 2020
Once you have decided to embark on a major software update, it is important to know these quick-star...

ERP Systems Security and the Prevention of Cyber Attacks

October 19, 2020
Considering how much is at stake in enterprise systems — from financials and trade secrets to custom...

Creating an ERP Implementation Plan

October 13, 2020
Your company has made the decision to update software, but where do you begin? Creating an ERP imple...

Agriculture Case Study: National Livestock

October 09, 2020
At ERP Advisors Group, we specialize in finding and implementing ERP solutions that can consolidate ...

Understanding ERP Implementation Phases

October 09, 2020
A vital first step to updating your company’s software is understanding ERP implementation phases. W...

Learning from the Most Expensive ERP Implementation Failures in History

October 07, 2020
When you’re ready to implement a new software system, the last thing you want to do is emulate the m...

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...

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 ...

Building Enterprise Value with Your ERP Strategy

July 22, 2020
When you make the decision to implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software strategy, you...

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...

Technology Case Study: Coalfire Systems

June 12, 2020
Defining your software needs as an organization and setting clearly defined goals and objectives wil...

Technology Case Study: Cologix

June 12, 2020
Once you are certain of your needs for a new ERP, it is time to start the selection process. Using o...

Optimizing ERP for Supply Chain Disruption

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

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,...

Data Hygiene Best Practices

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 as “a framework structure around the changing ne...

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...

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...

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...

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
Adam Clapp is the Chief Financial Officer for Bron Tapes, a distributor of industrial adhesives that...

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

October 24, 2018
Bud Price is the IT Director at Brown Strauss, a distributor of structural steel — including everyth...

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
“I’m very happy to refer people to ERP Advisors Group. I really appreciate their integrity, and the ...

Understanding the ERP Selection Process

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

M&A: Post-Purchase ERP Workarounds

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

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 ...

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
Lew Visscher is the CFO for Catalyst Repository Systems in Denver, Colorado. He is also the founder ...

What To Do When You Outgrow Your Accounting Software

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

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...

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 relying heavily on...

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...