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.)
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.
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.
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.
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 our horticulture clients reveal the most common reasons why they need new ERP to automate their business:
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.
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 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.
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 horticulture company's industry best practices in mind while retaining what is unique to you, leaving out the manual workarounds.
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.
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 company would realize with an ERP upgrade. Some of the most common benefits your horticulture company will realize include:
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.
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.