Agriculture companies frequently find themselves outgrowing their industry best-of-breed software and relying on maintaining many spreadsheets outside of the system. Additionally, they are typically using on-premise software that is not accessible to remote offices or staff, which in turn leads to concerns about remote connectivity and disaster recovery. While some Agriculture companies must utilize industry-specific software, we have also found that a general software approach often works for back-office procedures that are common across most industries. We have helped livestock and agriculture companies evaluate and implement such solutions that provide a platform for growth using the most modern technology and security, without abandoning what is unique to their industry’s business processes.
Having the right software to handle large capital projects, complex international accounting, regulatory compliance, and intricate asset management is a major differentiator for energy companies.
Energy companies are looking to replace manual processes in the field and in their operational process with software solutions that can provide faster insights into actual costs. This allows management to make better and faster decisions, especially in rapidly-changing commodities markets. ERP Advisors Group can help energy companies differentiate the rich functionality of best-of-breed industry solutions against general ERP solutions that provide more of a platform play for the future.
Field Services is not a traditional industry — most firms consider themselves part of some other larger industry segment. However, field services software ecosystems are unique, which makes finding out-of-the-box solutions difficult.
When firms with a field services component go straight to the software market, they can quickly be disappointed with the offerings they find. With our advisory approach, we get to understand the field service company’s unique business requirements. With this in hand, we find not only the right footprint for their software but the right third-party add-ons, along with the very best implementation partners who are experienced with field services requirements.
Financial Services may only need a modern flexible general ledger to relieve back-office staff from manual processes and consolidations. Other times, they may need intricate reporting and analytics to pull together information across multiple lines of business applications; and still other times they may need a tool for customers to access their account, statements and documents. We can help your FinServ company to find the right tool without overbuying software you won’t need or use.
Food and beverage companies have a wide range of unique business requirements including lot tracking commodity-type purchasing and re-selling with complex distribution, storage and logistics requirements.
Modern software provides opportunities for food and beverage companies to improve purchasing decisions, increase sales due to better demand planning and employ EDI technology to automate heavy purchasing and receiving transactions —which saves manpower.
Opportunities for food companies also include lot control visibility and better raw material staging and coordination to reduce worker downtime. This lends itself to a single source of truth across the production area for management.
ERP Advisors Group can help you differentiate food & beverage specialty software against horizontal ERP applications with industry customizations to meet your unique strategic and operational requirements helping you make the best investment in your new software.
Fire and police organizations commonly employ more than just financials software to automate their processes. The most common applications we have assisted with include RMS, Patient Care Records, Incident Reporting, Crew Scheduling, Supply Chain Logistics, Fleet Management, Computer-Aided Dispatch, Human Capital Management, and Life Safety.
We have helped numerous organizations with requirements gathering, RFP creation, software selection, government purchasing process, board presentations, and implementation project management — ensuring municipality money is spent wisely.
There is no other software advisory firm in the country with the fire-specific RMS experience we have.
Our focus for governmental software advisory services lies in helping a champion for an initiative take the work out of nebulous discussion and into concrete requirements definition, RFP creation, vendor research, and vetting and procurement.
We have worked alongside governmental procurement departments and supported their unique statutory needs, all the way to working with government sponsors with full volition over final software selection.
We have helped departments within larger entities to acquire and implement custom solutions to better serve their constituents — including automating tedious and manual processes and freeing up city, county, and state workers to do more value-added tasks.
We have evaluated the breadth of horticulture-specific software for growers of all sizes, including those who sell to Big Box stores. The business case for upgrading software for growers includes decreasing costs by improving planning and purchasing errors, increasing sales by improving order entry and increasing production throughput by speeding up processes and reports. (Note: we do not work with the cannabis industry.)
Incorporating manual processes like materials requirement planning, manufacturing execution and even the sales forecasting in a manufacturer's software ecosystem can give management better insight into cost, purchasing decisions, and lead to better pricing guidance for the salesforce.
ERP Advisors Group can give your company a solid business case on the benefits and costs of upgrading to a more robust and modern ERP that will provide a platform for future growth.
The software dilemma for Mining companies is to balance high software costs during the exploration phase — when capital is tight while only using half of the software functionality — with the need for full ERP functionality once they hit production.
Legacy mining software applications require expensive technical resources for maintenance, taking capital away from the operations where it really needs to go. Miners also have complex international accounting, remote connectivity, and localization issues to take into consideration with their software purchase.
Finding the right balance of implementing enough software to handle the exploration requirements while providing a platform for future operations is the sweet spot that miners want to find. ERP Advisors Group has done this for start-up and established mining companies.
The only constant among Nonprofits is that they do not operate for profit! Some Nonprofits require Fund Accounting or Donor Management, while others do not. For some nonprofits, the least important software is their general ledger and financials — while for others, the financials and budgeting & planning are their most important applications. Still others have complex donor management and reporting requirements. And even others need help implementing the back office admin necessary to keep all of their programs running.
ERP Advisors Group has worked in all of these and many other scenarios. Our past nonprofit experience will help us get your organization the best software package, preserving more of your organization’s bottom line for its mission-driven programs.
We help private equity firms with a variety of software advisory services. We perform pre-purchase analysis of the acquisition's ERP system for feedback and costs needed to update the systems, as well as helping with negotiations. Additionally, when PE firms make new acquisitions, the acquired company may need new systems. We work collaboratively with the operating company to find the best solution for their strategy. This could include evaluating a stand-alone system or assist with a roll-up strategy into the holding company’s existing systems. We can also help negotiate software deals with vendors that cater directly to Private Equity firms, thus saving our clients significant recurring fees.
Some professional services firms need to automate manual processes for tracking time and expenses, while others need to automate the entire project lifecycle, including resource management, detailed task tracking, and intricate costing and profitability reporting. ERP Advisors Group can help your firm plan what you need so you purchase the right software without buying modules you don’t need.
When we meet real estate companies, we immediately know we are dealing with a very different set of requirements than most commercial organizations.
Construction, property developers, property managers, REITs and similar companies who are replacing legacy best-of-breed software should carefully vet the software and implementation resources before committing to a contract.
Real estate-specific requirements do not natively come with most out-of-the-box ERPs. Requirements like work orders, progress billings, construction in progress, or job purchasing should be carefully checked.
We can prevent mistakes made during the ERP selection process with our advisory approach where we define your unique business requirements. We will ensure that not only is the software vendor capable of handling your requirements, but we will also ensure the implementation partner is experienced in your industry before we will let you sign any contracts.
Resolving the software pain points in a retail business can span a large range of purchasing and selling channel-focused software solutions.
At their core, retailers must have an order management system. Customer service phone representatives, sales reps in the field, and internet customers all need to have insight into inventory availability.
The online store itself is a software puzzle that can take a bit of decoding — is it for consumers only? Other businesses? Channel partners, distributors, or some other combination, requiring different item catalogs with different prices and discounts across sales channels?
The ease with which an order can be entered or moved to fulfillment becomes a key point for automation as a retailer grows. And with so many channels and distribution points, purchasing and warehouse management software must elegantly tie into the software ecosystem.
ERP Advisors Group can help your retail company strategize and implement a roadmap for these types of software initiatives.
Aligning the disconnected processes between the customer relationship management software and the accounting software are among the typical challenges a software company hopes to overcome when choosing a new ERP.
While picking the right software is key, picking the right implementation partner can be the “make-or-break” point for a software firm implementation. Achieving the goal of an integrated source for all data related to the software firm’s customer, order, contract, billing, revenue recognition and account data relies on a tight integration between the CRM, configure price quote, revenue recognition, and billing software.
ERP Advisors Group will help you identify the correct software footprint that your company needs — or doesn’t need — while setting realistic expectations for the new application’s functionality.
We have helped a wide breadth of technology firms with their digital transformation, including internet of things providers, high-tech manufacturers, cryptocurrency services, and data centers.
While some are investing in their back-office technology to make themselves attractive for acquisition, many others are looking to become a platform play for future acquisitions.
Whether your company is private equity-owned, going through the acquisition process, or stabilizing your platform for long term growth, we can help increase your enterprise value by ensuring you make the right software investments.
Wholesale Distributors are challenged by ever increasing costs, low margins, and increased competition, all while differentiating themselves with value-added services.
Savvy WD companies parlay these market forces with enterprise software to automate purchasing processes, leading to better discounts and more accurate inventory tracking. This leads to higher customer satisfaction because orders are received efficiently and are processed and fulfilled in a timely manner. Best-in-class distributors also layer on commerce software that allows them to sell anywhere their customers buy.
ERP Advisors Group will help you make the right level of investment in your software while ensuring you receive below-market prices for the overall best-fit package.