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.
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ERP Advisors Group will help your food and beverage 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 food and beverage 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, and 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 of our food and beverage clients reveal the most common reasons why they need new ERP to automate their business:
CIO, Beaver Street Fisheries
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 food and beverage clients are very busy with their day jobs 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 your food and beverage 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 a food and beverage 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 of millions of dollars of deals every year for our clients. We provide contract 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 purchases. 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 company would realize with an ERP upgrade. Some of the most common benefits your food and beverage company will realize include:
We had a legacy system that had not been upgraded in over 15 years. ERP Advisors Group not only helped us select the best solution for our company, but they were with us every step of the way to ensure a successful implementation.
CONTROLLER, CENTRAL SEAWAY, INC
ERP Advisors Group will help you not only define your requirements but more importantly, we will bake in the best practices for your Food and Beverage 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. With our deep knowledge of Food and Beverage ERP, we will help you find the right ERP for your company, AND the right professional services company to implement it.
We regularly vet the top, most viable Food & Beverage ERP systems.