An ERP Consultant holds both experience in enterprise management consulting and ERP system implementation, and your digital transformation requires special attention on both of these ends. While most projects could be handled internally, the advantages of hiring an ERP-specific consulting agency are too important to miss. We put together our prime seven here.

1. Expertise in ERP Implementation

An Odoo ERP consulting company normally has a background in enterprise technology or management information systems. This helps their expertise in knowing the way to design an ERP solution for unique enterprise needs. Working with an ERP consulting agency like The Answer Company means there are specialised types of consultants for each step of the implementation. A well-designed solution helps save costs by avoiding unnecessary modules and add-ons, gives functionalities for your present pain points, and is versatile for your plans of enterprise growth. Compared to doing the implementation internally, working with an ERP consulting group will result in higher ROIs and better KPIs which are noticeable inside just a few months.

Moreover, these consultants hold training, certifications, and expertise in specific ERP software, leading to high proficiency of the software modules’ functionalities, limitations, and methods to customize it. Our consultants also regularly attend annual software updates and continue their education on digital transformation trends.

2. Value-Added Resellers

Buying immediately from the ERP software company means working with sales representatives that may likely attempt to sell you more modules than you need. Because they don’t have an understanding of your organization, their ERP implementation is probably not optimal they usually can’t supply software development for custom-made modules.

Instead, ERP consulting companies which are certified as value-added resellers (VARs) have a partnership with certain ERP software, so they’re able to navigate vendor negotiations, leading to a speedier and smoother implementation.

As Odoo partner, our Odoo ERP consulting group provides value by designing a solution with particular functionalities that directly serve your organizational needs. To additional ensure our success, our in-house ERP development team specializes in coding in unique fields, modules, extensions, or integrating an external system.

3. Software Demonstration

ERP consulting groups usually have separate groups of consultants delineated by software program. After a software program is chosen, you’ll work with that individual software program consulting workforce. These consultants know the ins and outs of each module and performance, and can lead your government workforce by way of a software program demonstration. Because of their full understanding of the system, they are going to level out the professionals and cons of the software, particular to your organization’s processes and objectives. Note that in case your executives discover a demo by themselves, decisions might shortly become fueled by poor understanding of the software.

4. Specialized Project Management

ERP consultants are your partners-in-crime for project management. They will create a detailed ERP implementation timeline and list of project deliverables. Their plan will outline when your government team needs to join the discussion and when your employees can expect to start getting acquainted with the new ERP.

With over 100 ERP implementations under our belt, our consultants are very prepared for possible hurdles and hold the flexibility to solve new challenges easily. Efficiently restructuring a project timeline via inevitable modifications improves the speed and efficiency of your implementation, and prevents an ERP project failure. Hiring an Odoo ERP consulting agency can shave months off the project and 1000’s of $ off unneeded software costs.

5. Unbiased Analysis of Your Company

A critical first step to a digital transformation project is a enterprise analysis of the enterprise, to understand not only all internal processes, but additionally the pain points, inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and goals for the future. When this enterprise case is produced by someone throughout the organization, you run the risk of biased reports. Inviting an external group of expert analysts allows a fresh pair of eyes to find things that your government board and managers may have never recognized before.

A detail-oriented group of Odoo ERP consultants will commence an extensive discovery process together with your company, asking questions surrounding metrics, processes, security, and your existing tech stack. Our discovery process helps corporations map out processes either As-Is and As-It-Should-Be, so there’s a clear understanding of what a new solution should aim to resolve.

6. Unique Industry Insights

Many ERP consulting companies, like The Answer Company, concentrate on and have years of expertise in select industries. Not only are they very conversant in the industry’s regulations, policies, and new developments, they’ll have discovered many invaluable classes from past implementations in your industry. ERP consulting groups also usually offer you an arsenal of great resources, including industry insights, data from exclusive surveys, and detailed industry success guides.

7. Ongoing ERP Training, Change Management, and IT Support

Efficiently training and onboarding even a small or midsize organization takes an professional within the software. Training is usually executed over a couple of months, but your ERP consultants can proceed to help you should you need more help managing challenges that arise after the transition. Lack of change management can cause important drops in worker productivity and morale. ERP consultants that know your solution out and in will be capable of assist employees once they need, decreasing workflow delays and organization stress.

We’ve always believed that ERP consulting companies should function as long-term partners that may offer technical support when issues inevitably arise even years into your digital transformation. Because ERP consulting teams generally cost based on providers utilized, you aren’t losing any costs, and simply investing into aspects that your group needs when it needs it.

More about The Apagen Solutions

For over 25 years, The Apagen Solution’s mission as an ERP consulting agency has been to equip companies with future-proofed customized solutions that may propel them forward. Our success is set by your success, so we work alongside you to determine the vital questions that may assist us design a solution customized to your needs. Contact us to get started with a free discovery session today.

Author's Bio: 

Business solution-centric Odoo Consultant and IT professional with about 11+ years of experience spanning Odoo delivery, Sales, pre-sales, Odoo product development, Odoo business consulting, outsourcing & ADM services in leadership positions.

• Has headed Practices for Enterprise Solutions ( SAP, Baan & Odoo )

• Experience across domains likeSales and Marketing, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Chemical, Automotive maped to Odoo

• Extensive experience in large program delivery & business process transformation consulting (Odoo Consultant) for multiple programs

• Demonstrated experience in designing new product & service offerings and executing global Go-To-Market strategies for new offerings for new market penetration

• Proven leadership skills with balanced focus on people, processes & technology

• Pioneered the use of ERP systems in various Processing Industry

• Worked as Process Heads of Marketing, Sales, Purchase, HR, ERP Project deliveries and also worked as Business Heads for many companies like IBM, JKT, Denave India, FCS and presently at Apagen