Horticulture

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

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.)

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ERP Help for Horticulture

ERP Advisors Group enlists consensus across a horticulture business by defining requirements, setting software strategy the company, conducting a diligent vendor selection process and managing the entire implementation.

Develop the ERP Strategy for Your Horticulture Company

We will define your needs and wants as well as how you would ideally use new automated solutions across your horticulture business, whether you are managing orchards, vegetable farms, greenhouses, flower or plant shops, nurseries, landscaping services, or garden centers.

Select New Software

We will guide you through selecting the best-fit, most cost-effective business applications and implementation partners to best automate and streamline accounting systems, purchasing, planning, while providing detailed analytics and reporting.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Implementation Project Management

After finalizing your ERP software and services contracts, EAG stays with you to oversee your operation's implementation until they 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 Horticulture Companies Seek ERP Upgrades

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

  • Paper-based processes and manual intervention create inefficient, time consuming, and duplicative work.
  • Software inefficiencies increase the pressure to maximize production in the presence of poor climate and dwindling water resources.
  • Manual upkeep of inventory, growth and yield data, fleet management, ingredients and materials, etc.
  • Legacy ERP packages do not offer accessibility and sharing of data and information across supply chains.
  • No integration with suppliers or vendors.
  • Manual accounting processes result in errors and inaccurate reporting.
  • Spreadsheets have limitations in supporting the unique business process – need an integrated software package will contribute to supporting the different levels of the business processes.
  • Manually traced origin data and other vital producer information, causes inconsistencies and errors.
  • Insufficient integration between internal systems requires duplicate data entry and creates fulfillment difficulties.

We were looking for an ERP consulting firm with a local presence. We also wanted a company that didn’t represent a specific ERP product or a shortlist of ERP products. ERP Advisors Group met all the criteria for us. They made their process easy to understand, gave the presentations that we needed to see, and asked the right questions. I’m confident we made the right decision with their help.

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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 horticulture companies are already very busy with running their growing operations 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 your horticulture company's industry best practices in mind while retaining what is unique to you, leaving out the manual workarounds.

 

Change Management

Some horticulture companies hire us to help when they suspect they need a business case for new software.  ERP Advisors Group helps stakeholders buy into what is best for the company by getting their input at multiple stages throughout 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 ERP Software

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 horticulture company will realize include:

  • Real time updates filtered down to purchasing, inventory, and production.
  • System that has been designed to support growers and has been tailored to take account of key factors like time, labor, space, and materials.
  • Reduce as much manual work as possible by integrating business data and making it more accessible and accurate.
  • Track inventory associated with growth processes, such as seeds, fertilizers, feed, etc.
  • Automated product lifecycle management and inventory tracking.
  • Provides end-to-end view to farmers of their entire operations, from seeds to finalized product.
  • With correct system integration to on premise technology companies can optimize growth conditions, companies can use up to 95% less water than traditional farms.
  • Modern ERP packages also give easy accessibility and sharing of data and information across supply chains.


 

ERP Advisors Group did a great job from the meetings to the deep dives, the orchestrations, and narrowing down of the work needing to be done. I have no negatives, only positives, and I have no suggestions for improvement. I thought how ERP Advisors Group handled everything was very well done. I talked with my team, and they agree. The feedback from everyone that worked on the project was that Shawn and Carly and their team did a great job.

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Horticulture 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 horticulture 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 Horticulture ERP, we will help you find right the ERP for your company, AND the right professional services company to implement it. 

We regularly vet the top, most viable ERP systems for Horticulture companies.

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