Manufacturing

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

Incorporating manual processes like materials requirement planning, manufacturing execution, and even sales forecasting in a manufacturer's software ecosystem can give management better insight into cost and purchasing decisions, and lead to better pricing guidance for the salesforce.

ERP Advisors Group can give your company a solid business case on the benefits and costs of upgrading to a more robust and modern ERP that will provide a platform for future growth.

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ERP Help for Manufacturers

ERP Advisors Group will help your Manufacturing business define requirements, set your software strategy, provide a roadmap, conduct a diligent vendor selection process, and manage the entire implementation.

Develop Your 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, and most cost-effective business applications, and implementation partners.

 

Implementation Project Management

After finalizing your 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.

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 Manufacturers Upgrade Their ERP Software

Surveys across all of our manufacturing 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.
  • Legacy ERP is customized to the point where changes, upgrades, and integrations are not possible. 
  • Legacy ERP is outdated and unable to adapt to growth within the organization.
  • Very few support options exist for their legacy software.
  • Tracking and reporting on material movement is manual and time-consuming.
  • Heavy dependence on spreadsheets and concerns they will break or get lost.
  • Reliance on emails for key communications of engineering designs, revisions, and BOMs versus systematic tracking
  • Extra effort and wasted time through the use of multiple spreadsheets to track key data across the organization.
  • More time is spent capturing, preparing, and manipulating data than analyzing it for insights or planning better execution.
  • Lack of integration between systems.

Early in the process we wanted to be confident that we were selecting the right system and make sure that we were well-informed and that we’d take a look at all of the different options on the market. And from start to finish, I would say that was the biggest contribution from ERP Advisors Group. They really have that whole process dialed in.

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Vice President, Lightning eMotors

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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.

"I would have no issue recommending ERP Advisors Group. I have already even mentioned EAG to some colleagues. I am more than happy to share my experiences. We have had a very good experience all the way around." - Bryan Leo, COO, BDC Laboratories

 

Resource-Constrained

Our rapidly-growing mid-market clients are already 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 focus on the important ERP decisions while keeping the focus 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 industry-standard best practices in mind while retaining what is unique to your company, leaving out the manual workarounds.

 

Change Management

Many clients hire us when they suspect there will be a business case for new software, especially in a manufacturing 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 have vendors show your requirements during their product demonstrations.  This ensures you feel confident about selecting the best products to meet your needs.

Contract Negotiations

We negotiate tens of millions of dollars of deals every year for our clients.  We provide contract reviews on all terms and conditions, including software, 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.

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Benefits to Upgrading Your ERP Software

"What ERP Advisors Group did for us was fill those gaps and allowed us to really focus on what we were good at internally and all in all it turned out really well. I think it was a great partnership and we successfully implemented an ERP solution that is really providing benefits for the company." - Chris Carpenter, Director of IT

ERP Advisors Group's Needs Analysis will uncover the benefits your company would realize with an ERP upgrade.  Some of the most common benefits of a new Manufacturing ERP include:

  • Sales process integrated with manufacturing scheduling and timing for improved RFQ acceptance and job profitability.
  • Incorporate project information into ERP to drive better demand planning business decisions.
  • Real-time updates filtered down to purchasing, inventory, and production.
  • Support expansion globally through a scalable system.
  • Integrates easily with the Product Lifecycle Management tool.
  • BOM build-out is simplified with auto integration to the ERP systems
 
  • Allow for additional production/process lines to be added.
  • Reduce as much manual work as possible by integrating business data, making it more accessible and accurate.
  • Provide meaningful, real-time, out-of-the-box information and reporting throughout the organization. 
  • Integrated applications that allow each department to automate their processes and track their business information as well as share it appropriately across the entire company. 


We heard about ERP Advisors Group from one of our trusted company advisors. Going through an ERP implementation it can be transformative for your business, but it can also have a lot of potential pitfalls. Getting help from a company like ERP Advisors Group is really important to the success of your project.

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Craig Jack

Executive VP, The Kong Company

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Manufacturing ERP Vendors

ERP Advisors Group will help you not only define your manufacturing requirements but more importantly, we will bake in the best practices for your mode of manufacturing 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 mid-market manufacturing ERP, we will help you find the right manufacturing ERP for your company, AND the right professional services company to implement it. 

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

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