The only constant among Nonprofits is that they do not operate for profit! Some Nonprofits require Fund Accounting or Donor Management, while others do not. For some nonprofits, the least important software is their general ledger and financials — while for others, the financials and budgeting & planning are their most important applications. Still, others have complex donor management and reporting requirements. And even others need help implementing the back office admin necessary to keep all of their programs running.
ERP Advisors Group has worked in all of these and many other scenarios. Our past nonprofit experience will help us get your organization the best software package, preserving more of your organization’s bottom line for its mission-driven programs.
ERP Advisors Group will help your nonprofit organization 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 organization.
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.
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 nonprofit clients reveal the most common reasons why they need new ERP to automate their organization:
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.
"We look at people that we're going to work with as team members and we're going to treat you like a team member. It is not just a business deal, and we are going to get to know you, and you get to know us, not just what we do, but how we do it. We want long-term partners, which is what we got from EAG."
- Bill Lloyd, CFO, Every Nation Churches & Ministries
Our rapidly-growing mid-market nonprofits 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 their focus on your organization's mission.
The more complex your organization, 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 industry-standard best practices in mind for your type of nonprofit, all while retaining what is unique to your organization.
Many clients hire us to help when they suspect there will be a business case for new software. ERP Advisors Group helps stakeholders buy into what is best for the organization 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 nonprofit requirements during their product demonstrations. This ensures you feel confident about selecting the best solutions that can meet your needs.
We negotiate tens of 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 purchases. While we don't guarantee it in writing, we normally save our fees on this step alone, saving more money for your mission-driven activities. Check out our Guide to Contract Negotiations.
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 nonprofit will realize include:
I wanted objectivity and I wanted someone who could do the research, or had done the research, and had that legacy. I wanted consultants who had the experience to be able to say, “these are the ten players in the market that focus on your organization size, scope, and budget.” ERP Advisors Group was able to do that perfectly.
ERP Advisors Group will help you not only define your nonprofit requirements but more importantly, we will bake in the best practices for your type of nonprofit 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 wide-ranging knowledge of nonprofits, we will help you find the right nonprofit ERP for you, AND the right professional services company to implement it.
"Everybody we've met with at EAG was good to work with. I think that's important; I think personality-wise, matching your client to your delivery person is good practice. I would definitely use ERP Advisors Group for this process in the future."
- Bob Lay, CFO, AWWA