Enterprise Resource Planning
ERP Strategic Advisory Services
Let’s face it: ERP implementations are difficult.
They require change that spans the organization, from people to process to technology. Not surprisingly, companies continue to face challenges with ERP implementations that can result in:
Missed target dates
These ERP implementation challenges are often due to poor planning, misalignment of resources and the wrong project focus.
Having completed hundreds of successful ERP implementations, primarily in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, QStrat consultants provide the expertise and knowledge to ensure your ERP implementation overcomes implementation challenges and enables you to achieve your ERP objectives.
Our focus is to advise your organization on the strategic factors that will make your implementation successful.
QStrat’s proven approach is business goal-driven, which ensures that your implementation has the right emphasis on people, process and technology.
ERP Readiness Assessment
Ensuring your organization is ready to implement ERP is as important as preparing for a new product launch. Buying an ERP software solution is not the place to start.
Our proven process provides a readiness scorecard and recommended action plan, which includes reviews of the following:
Staff ERP knowledge and skill set
Capacity and priorities
Risk and mitigation
ERP Vendor fit
KPI’s and business benefits review
Strategic Implementation Planning
Putting the necessary leadership and project structure in place is critical to project success.
Implementing an ERP system is not an IT project. It needs to be driven by senior leadership in the business. Alignment of the organization around a common project vision and set of objectives is core to our planning process.
Business loop plans
Conference room pilots
Education and training
Multi-Site Rollout Planning
A multi-site implementation is more complex.
Planning for a multi-site ERP implementation requires an additonal set of considerations. Planned properly, benefits can be delivered quickly and divisions can be up and running with minimal disruption to day to day operations.
QStrat has experience with the additional issues that multi-site implementations raise, such as the rollout sequence and the resource mix between sites and a central location.
Multiple ERP Platform Rationalization
Companies that have grown by acquisition typically have multiple ERP solutions to manage.
Having multiple ERP systems is not necessarily a bad thing. If you have multiple lines of business with different modes of operations, one system does not always satisfy all of the requirements.
Devising an overall plan on when to consolidate and at what level to consolidate ERP systems has both cost and benefit considerations.
QStrat provides the expertise needed to plan and manage this added level of complexity.
In the heat of an implementation project, it’s often hard to see the forest for the trees.
For most companies, implementing ERP is a once a decade activity. Internal implementation teams are not normally experts in how to implement. Having an experienced advisor that knows your industry and has many recent implementations under their belt, can help you ensure you are successful.
Making the right decisions and dealing with the issues that inevitably arise have a big impact on success. QStrat’s seasoned ERP specialists:
Provide oversight advice to Senior Management
Guidance to the Program Manager to help steer the project to conclusion.
Mentorship for a new ERP Program manager
QStrat helps your ERP implementation stay on track.