Agriculture companies frequently find themselves outgrowing their industry's 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 agriculture specific ERP, 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 ERP in agriculture.
ERP Advisors Group will help your agriculture company to define requirements, set your software strategy, provide a roadmap, conduct a diligent vendor selection process and stay on to manage the entire implementation.
We will define your needs and wants as well as how you would ideally use new automated solutions across your entire company.
After finalizing your agriculture ERP software and services contracts, EAG stays with you to oversee your implementation until you successfully go live. We will oversee integrations, data migration, change management, budgets, design and configuration, walkthroughs, training, testing, go-live cutover, and will provide executive and project sponsor support throughout the duration of your project.
We assist with all components of data migration: extraction, cleansing, transformation and loading into your new system to ensure you have complete confidence in the accuracy of your data at go live.
Surveys across all our agriculture clients reveal the most common reasons why they need new ERP to automate their business:
We are 100% independent ERP consultants, and we never take commissions or payments from any vendors. Combining our objectivity with our white-glove selection process, you will be absolutely certain that you are selecting the right software and implementation resources.
Our agriculture clients are very busy with growing food and raising livestock and do not have time to become ERP experts. Though your key people still have to devote some time to an ERP initiative, hiring an ERP consultant frees them up to make the important ERP decisions while staying focused on their day job.
The more complex your business, the more likely for difficulty when selecting and implementing software. ERP Advisors Group will help you uncover your true needs and will only vet the most viable options for your size, requirements, resources and strategy.
We will create your requirements document and demonstration script with agriculture industry best practices in mind while retaining what is unique to them, leaving out the manual workarounds.
Many clients hire us to help when they suspect there will be a business case for new software, especially in an agriculture company on legacy applications. ERP Advisors Group helps stakeholders buy into what is best for the company by getting their input at multiple stages including the Needs Analysis, Selection and Implementation.
A frequent complaint we hear from prospects who tried to select software on their own is feeling confused about the software's capabilities. We get vendors to show your requirements during their product demonstrations. This ensures you feel confident about selecting the best products that can meet your needs.
We negotiate tens millions of dollars of deals every year for our clients. We provide contracts review on all terms and conditions, including software and services and every agreement embedded throughout the contract. Our clients receive price protection for many years to come on their purchase. While we don't guarantee it in writing, we normally save our fees on this step alone.
ERP Advisors Group's Needs Analysis will uncover the benefits your agriculture company would realize with an ERP upgrade. Some of the most common benefits your company will realize include:
Going through an ERP implementation is a stressful, tense time and ERP Advisors Group was very helpful throughout the process. There doesn’t seem to be much that EAG can’t do for us. Although we weren’t used to updating software, ERP Advisors Group really helped get us as ready as we could be for the project.
ERP Advisors Group will help you not only define your requirements but more importantly, we will bake in the best practices for your Agriculture company into your Request for Information and Demonstration Script.
We conduct dozens of selections every year, equating to tens of millions of dollars in software and services sales. We will help you find right the ERP for your agriculture company, AND the right professional services company to implement it.