Agriculture

ERP Advisors Group (EAG) is one of the top independent enterprise software advisory firms for Agriculture companies.

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 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.

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ERP Help for 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.

Develop Your Agriculture ERP Strategy

We will define your needs and wants as well as how you would ideally use new automated solutions across your entire company.

Select Your New Software

We will guide you through selecting the best-fit, most cost-effective business applications and implementation partners.
 
 
 
 
 

Implementation Project Management

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.

Data Migration

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.

Why Agriculture Companies Upgrade Their ERP

Surveys across all our agriculture clients reveal the most common reasons why they need new ERP to automate their business:

  • Low visibility into reports and lack of information for yield predictions.
  • Difficulty tracking inventory and managing fleets, causing manual workarounds and time-consuming upkeep.
  • Manual accounting processes result in errors and inaccurate reporting.
  • Sales are not tracked because of low visibility across specific products
  • Inaccurate view of real-time supply and demand.
  • Cannot connect mobile devices to the ERP system, limiting access to users in the field.
  • Heavily customized system with limited functionality in materials planning and product lifecycle management.
  • Manual upkeep of inventory, farm and yield data, fleet management, ingredients and materials, etc. 
  • No integration with food industry, suppliers, or vendors.
  • Lack of in-depth data creates difficult and unreliable analytics. This results in higher costs and potentially missed revenue.
  • Inefficient warehouse management, specifically for perishables. 

 

Our timing with our new ERP was a godsend. We were able to continue working at 100% capacity thanks to ERP Advisors Group, and we do look forward to implementing it at our other locations in the future.
Robert York
CEO, NATIONAL LIVESTOCK

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Why You Should Hire ERP Advisors Group

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.

Resource-Constrained

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.

Complex Business Processes

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.

 

 

Best Practices for Your Industry

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.

 

Change Management

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.

 

Vendor Demonstrations

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.

Contract Negotiations

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.

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Benefits to Upgrading Your Agriculture ERP Software

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:

  • All farm data and information is stored in a single system.
  • Track inventory associated with agricultural processes, such as seeds, fertilizers, feed, etc.
  • Automated accounting software reduces errors.
  • Streamlined communication between manufacturing, production, and inventory management.
  • Sales is fully integrated with ERP and can measure demand for each of their products.
  • Able to trace produce from start to finish, from the seeds being shipped in, to the produce being sold to stores.
  • Offers the opportunity for system to connect to smart devices to automate processes.
  • Able to integrate information from sensors, drones, agribots, as well as other devices used for agricultural business.
  • Analytical software which crafts yield predictions and cuts down maintenance costs.
  • Automated product lifecycle management and inventory tracking.

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.

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RYAN JOHANSEN
CFO, PRODUCERS LIVESTOCK

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Agriculture ERP Vendors

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. 

We regularly vet the top, most viable agriculture ERP systems.

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