When we meet real estate companies, we immediately know we are dealing with a very different set of requirements than other commercial organizations.
Construction, property developers, property managers, REITs, and similar companies who are replacing legacy best-of-breed software should carefully vet the construction software and implementation resources before committing to a contract.
Real estate-specific requirements do not natively come with most out-of-the-box ERPs. Requirements like work orders, progress billings, construction in progress, or job purchasing should be carefully checked.
We can prevent mistakes made during the ERP selection process with our advisory approach where we define your unique business requirements. We will ensure that not only is the software vendor capable of handling your requirements, but we will also ensure the implementation partner is experienced in your industry before we will let you sign any contracts.
ERP Advisors Group will help your company to define requirements, set your software strategy, provide a selection 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, whether you are a data center, property management company, construction and engineering firm, homebuilder, low voltage, or security integrator firm.
Construction software management is difficult without the right people in your corner. After finalizing your construction 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 migrating your data: 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 real estate and construction clients reveal the most common reasons why they need new ERP to automate their business:
The decision to change to a new software platform had been coming for a year or so. I've been with the company about two years now, and they knew they needed new software before I joined the team; however, they didn't know how to do it. The worry was that it was going to take a long time and that it would be too complicated. Even shopping for new software seemed overwhelming, but ERP Advisors Group’s process helped us zero in on a plan to move towards a selection and get the project on schedule. EAG’s process really helped us a lot.
Electrical Engineer, Prism Electric
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 rapidly-growing construction 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 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 construction industry best practices in mind while retaining what is unique to your company, leaving out the manual workarounds.
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 company by getting their input at multiple stages throughout the Needs Analysis, Software Selection, and ERP 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 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. 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 for a new Real Estate or Construction ERP software include:
During implementation of that software, ERP Advisors Group provided us with a fantastic project manager who made sure that we continually made progress on the project. I think the most valuable aspect of that was having a bridge between our internal team and the software vendor’s implementation team. That helped everything stay on track.
ERP Advisors Group will help you not only define your requirements but more importantly, we will bake in the best practices for your Real Estate or Construction 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 Real Estate and Construction 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 Real Estate and Construction ERP systems.