ERP Advisors Group became one of the world's most trusted enterprise software advisory firms because our consultants have been fully independent and objective from the beginning.
Our ERP selection consultants don't sell software or take commissions from vendors. They focus on finding the right solution for your unique needs.
Our independent ERP implementation consultants provide expert client-side guidance and technical oversight with unparalleled transparency, including requirements confirmation, guide testing efforts, change management and mitigations, and cutover planning.
While many implementations fail, our ERP consultants ensure that our clients go live using our proven methodology.
Shawn Windle is the Founder and Managing Principal of ERP Advisors Group based in Denver, Colorado. ERP Advisors Group (EAG) is one of the country’s top independent boutique enterprise software advisory firms. At EAG, Shawn manages a team of consultants that advise mid to large size organizations on selecting and implementing business applications from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Capital Management (HCM) and other enterprise applications, which equate to $10Ms+ in software deals each year. He has worked in the enterprise software industry for over 20 years. Shawn started his career at Accenture and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and moved into the software industry with Oracle as a Technology Product Manager. Prior to ERP Advisors, he helped establish a successful technology practice with a top 50 accounting firm. There are only a few people in the world with the practical software experience that Shawn has gained with helping hundreds of clients across many industries with selecting and implementing a wide variety of enterprise solutions.
Quentin has been in the Information Technology business for over 20 years. He has led teams as a Director of IT, brought innovative products to market as a Product Manager, and led large teams as a Director of Technical Support. He got his start building PCs, testing hardware, and working in telecommunications. From there he went on to ISPs, Technical Support, Customer Service, Systems Administration, Product Management, and Director level positions in the Software Technology field. Today he provides leadership and guidance to our consulting team through a wide variety of technical knowledge, experience, and skills, along with being a Microsoft Certified Professional, Administrator, Systems Engineer and an experienced consultant in the ERP space. Quentin manages the ERP Advisors Group Team on needs analysis, software selection, and implementation services.
Curtis Wait has over 25 years of experience as a Business Consultant in business systems and processes. Curtis worked for 12 years in the Denver office of Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting practice working on clients’ business improvement and technology. Since then, he has been assisting clients in a variety of industries with their information technology and project implementation needs. Recent clients include a multi-national NetSuite implementation at an international mining company and the rollout of a new security system for a major financial services company. Curtis specializes in advising executive leadership regarding business technology, in addition to his work in project management, training, testing, financial analysis and process improvement.
Doug assists businesses with technology-enabled process transformation through needs assessment, software selection, and implementation. Doug has over 25 years of experience implementing and managing domestic and global Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management environments. He has served organizations in various industries including manufacturing, financial services, and life sciences. Doug started his consulting career at Ernst & Young Management Consulting, where he was engaged in several successful SAP and Siebel implementation programs. He continued his career with top consulting firms leading ERP and CRM initiatives where he delivered tangible business improvements for his clients. Doug’s depth of experience in business process improvement and breadth of experience across applications and industries is truly unique in the enterprise software market.
Brian Konin has over 20 years of ERP experience both as a Business Analyst and a Project Manager. Brian's career spans multiple industries including Wholesale Distribution, Manufacturing, and Natural Resources. Brian began his career in the apparel industry working for a leading distributor managing the planning/inventory process. He started his ERP consulting career with Oracle serving as a Senior Consultant on multiple ERP implementations. He specializes in Order Management, Purchasing, and Distribution and has also been involved with Manufacturing, Engineering Change, and Financials. Brian is PMP certified, extremely adept in all stages of the ERP cycle and has managed, implemented, or supported various software packages.
A proven IT leader with expertise at a high level as well as being hands on. Robert is experienced as an IT Director, Program Manager, Developer as well as Technical Support and Technical Sales Support. The sum of his experience enables him to synthesize the complex towards simplifying solutions to achieve customer outcomes and high team morale. His experience extends to Manufacturing, Finance, Farming, Construction, Natural Resources and Retail industries.
With more than 40 years of experience, David has high-level skills at conceiving, creating and implementing solutions to complex business and systems problems for bottom-line results. David acts as agent of change with an “owner” perspective with organization, communications and technical skills with an ability to work with people at all levels of the business. In addition, he has detail level knowledge and hands-on skills with manufacturing production and planning, ASP, SQL, IIS, HTML, Access and Microsoft tools for integration of custom requirements with “off the shelf” tools. With his direct experience across the organization streamlining business processes he helps clients eliminate waste and improve margins and deliver exchange in abundance with his practical, hands-on experience.
With over 37 years of industry experience, Brian’s background as a certified network manager includes software development manager, developer and programmer facilitating client needs to fulfill government tax compliance. Brian has developed payroll-specific solutions in addition to developing and supporting various web portals for site administration, data maintenance and external web access. He brings his technical skills to our clients’ ERP projects by transforming and migrating their data out of legacy applications.
Carly has 5 years of experience in the accounting world. She got her start at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) in their assurance practice. She then transferred to private industry working in the financial services sector. Prior to her time in accounting, she spent extensive time working in management for a multitude of industries including construction, manufacturing, marketing, and entertainment. Additionally, she has years of customer service experience.
Cara has been in the Information Technology business for over 10 years. She has led teams as a Senior Deskside Support Technician, on software implementations and selections. She got her start doing software testing, documentation and development. From there she went on to do Technical Support and Customer Service. She provides a variety of technical knowledge and skills and is a Microsoft Certified Professional and Network + Certified.
Dennis Braan has worked as a technical writer and editor for 30 years, with experience gained in a variety of software and hardware development environments. As the Technical Writer for ERP Advisors Group, he leverages that experience to facilitate successful ERP implementations with helpful user guides and documentation. His ability to unravel the complexities of cutting-edge technology fuels a passion for new projects — and Dennis relishes the challenge of facing the uncharted and the unexplored. Dennis has authored and edited end-user documentation for a variety of products: System Admin Guides, User Guides, Component Reference Guides, Software Programming Guides, Application Programming Interface descriptions, Technical Requirements documents, Process Engineering process flows, Training Documentation, Product Specifications — the list goes on and on. Dennis lives in Denver, Colorado and is doing final editing on a book he has authored on how to read music notation.
Simply put, when it comes to searching for the right ERP advisory firm, if they are not independent, you are wasting your time. An ERP consultant who is representing a specific app or software vendor can only help those companies where that app or software would be best suited. They can’t help looking out for the interests of their partner, which isn’t necessarily in the best interests of their client.
At ERP Advisors Group, our objective is always aligned with what is best for our clients. We don’t get paid by any reseller, vendor or implementation partner to offer a particular ERP or application. If it isn’t going to work for our client, we aren’t going to recommend it. Period. We make our money from our clients, so our focus will always be on providing them with the best possible products to resolve their ERP needs.
When you are independent, you can help anybody. At our firm, we can assist companies across dozens of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, agriculture, financial services, public safety, and anywhere else we are needed. We aren’t held back by a particular ERP system’s features, which may not be best suited to a client’s unique needs.
Being independent ERP consultants allows us the unique ability to look at ERP problems from an objective and unbiased standpoint. We can stand back from the situation and observe what’s happening in the market and what we can do for our clients to resolve their issues. That independent position helps us provide the best possible advice to our clients.
An ERP consultant representing certain software may be only able to operate within specific industries. For instance, the solutions they recommend may be perfect for the financial and corporate industry but may not work in retail or agriculture. Our independence has allowed us to work in a wide range of areas and provide our clients with industry-specific solutions to their needs.
An ERP software consultant representing only one or a few products is not going to be able to provide their clients with a lot of options. Sure, it’s possible that they happen to have the right software available for some of their clients, but what about everyone else? At ERP Advisors Group, we can search across all platforms to find one to resolve your company’s particular pain points. We aren’t limited to any one brand and have worked with multiple vendors to find the right solutions for our clients.
Finding the right ERP software depends on finding a consultant who can look at your company’s issues with an independent viewpoint. As independent ERP consultants, ERP Advisors Group has the experience to help you get the products you need and will do whatever it takes to ensure that they are implemented successfully.
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We want your next ERP to be a success.