Raising Digital IQ

Through a structured approach to business system adoption including optimizing your current processes, selecting new software systems such as ERP, and building vendor-agnostic digital architecture.

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Have a high success rate through a vendor-agnostic approach to digital transformation

With the vendor-agnostic, independent approach to digital transformation, ElevatIQ is your one-stop-shop for all your digital needs, whether you need help optimizing current systems, selecting new software, implementing, or integrating them.

Check Mark Icon ElevatIQ helps assess and procure business systems (such as ERP, E-commerce, WMS, TMS, HCM, P2P, MES, and CRM) from over 200 enterprise software vendors.
Check Mark Icon With over 1000 ERP selection engagements and over 200 successful ERP implementations, ElevatIQ is uniquely positioned to build the digital process architecture for the next phase of your growth.

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Transform Business Model By Building Solution-Agnostic Architecture

Transforming a business model has never been easy. Through its unique approach, ElevatIQ takes a comprehensive approach to the process, information, and technology and helps implement new business models such as DTC, omnichannel, supply chain transformation, or industry4.0. Want to learn more about digital transformation expertise?

Navigate The Complex World Of Enterprise Technology With The ROI-First Approach

Feeling overwhelmed with technology acronyms? And not sure whether buying or building would be a better approach? And to make it more challenging, there is a massive overlap among most technology solutions with vendors incentivized to pull the architecture in their direction. So they can sell more of their software. Want to learn why architecture matters more than specific enterprise software solutions?

How is

ElevatIQ different?

Struggling to find a firm equally deep in business and technology? Welcome to ElevatIQ! We comprehensively assess current systems by digging into contracts, architecture, vendor-owned IP, and legal obligations. Unlike other system selection consulting firms, we are also deeply involved during the implementation phase. We remain one point of contact for architectural execution, code reviews, change management, and end-user training.

Unlike 80% of the independent ERP consultants who believe that they can save ERP implementation through a checklist, we don’t believe so. Instead, the success of an ERP implementation requires careful analysis of transactions and data models aligned with the business model.

ERP has never been the solution to all problems. And it will never be. Most companies need 5-10 other applications in conjunction with an ERP. Unlike most independent ERP consultants, our consultants have expertise in multiple systems, including HCM, CRM, E-commerce, WMS, and TMS.

Unless you have hands-on experience implementing most ERP systems in the market, they all appear alike. And these nuances are what make ERP implementation so challenging. ElevatIQ can make it easy for you: Our consultants have hands-on experience implementing most leading ERP systems.

Building a vendor-agnostic architecture requires drawing the data flows between different entities, departments, processes, and systems. It also requires you to identify the source of truth for each shared dataset. And a lot more! There are very few firms like ElevatIQ that have deep expertise in building enterprise architecture that scales.

80% of the business processes are relatively similar across industries. But it’s that 20% that makes or breaks digital transformation initiatives. These 20% processes are unique to micro-verticals and could cost millions of dollars with customization if not vetted by an expert like ElevatIQ.

Stuck with the outdated business model and not sure how to transform? Through its unique methodology, ElevatIQ can help whether you need help with DTC, omnichannel experience, industry 4.0, or any other latest trends that may be impacting your organizational performance.

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These Are

Our Services

ElevatIQ services include transformation readiness assessment and vendor-agnostic digital process architecture development; business process re-engineering, documentation, and design; digital roadmap and business case development; enterprise technology selection; requirement, project, and change management; RFP development and contract negotiation; ERP implementation, optimization, and training; and ERP project recovery and expert witness.

Digital Strategy Assessment and Roadmap Development


Our assessment starts with a deeper dive into the current state of your processes, data, systems, pain points, and goals. We use secondary and primary methods to provide an initial roadmap of recommended changes to meet your business goals.

ERP Implementation and System Integration


We have internal capabilities to support the implementation of most major ERP systems. We also help integrate Salesforce, HubSpot, Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, Amazon, POS, or ERP systems (SAP, NetSuite, Sage).

Fractional CIO, Expert Witness, and M&A Advisory


If you don't have an internal CIO, we can act as the interim CIO and advise on most systems and processes. In addition, if you need our help as the expert witness or in an M&A transaction to assess the potential of business technology, we can help.

Business Process Reengineering and Redesign


These services dive deeper into a selected area from the assessment, whether it's about replacing a system or optimizing the current system, process, or data. These services are applicable to avoid ERP implementation and adoption risks in the pre-selection phase.

E-commerce Selection and Implementation


If your goal is to improve the customer experience by implementing a new eCommerce platform or re-platforming your existing one, these services can help. In addition, we can help integrate it into your architecture.

ERP Project Recovery and Optimization


70% of the ERP projects don't deliver business results, and some cause significant disruptions to the business. If you need help recovering the project by analyzing the current implementation and taking interim steps to prevent damages or pivoting strategy, we can help.

ERP Selection and Enterprise Architecture Development


These services help identify the suitable systems for your enterprise architecture. If multiple systems are part of the architecture, whether existing or new, the source of authority of each shared master data along with transactional boundaries of each system is identified.

Business Integration Technology Roadmap


Your acquisition strategy may land into technology silos, limiting the insight available across business processes, customers, and suppliers. Our team can help with technology integration strategy and execution.

Change and ERP Project Management


Unlike other ERP vendors in the market, our training methodology is inspired by modern learning techniques, which can be customized to your unique needs, irrespective of whether you prefer workshop-oriented training, online recorded sessions, or collaborative CRPs.

How is

Our Methodology

Our methodology starts with the assessment of your current processes and architecture. This step is typically followed by a digital roadmap that will contain necessary changes that need to be made to the processes, data, and systems to be ready for the desired to-be state. Once the executive team and board agree with the changes and the plan, the action plan is drafted with a phased approach with the lowest hanging fruits and highest financial rewards. For example, the action plan could include ERP selection, implementation, or optimization of current systems.

Through the primary and secondary research, this assessment digs into your datasets, transactions, and processes to identify the core reasons for current challenges, a strategy to solve current issues, and a phased approach to execute recommendations.

This phase takes a deeper dive into the phase I identified in the previous step with the highest financial reward and least disruption to the business. It continues with the deeper discovery of current processes through workshops with key users and identifies processes and datasets that need to be re-engineered in the to-be state. Finally, this phase maps transactions and datasets that need to be exchanged in the to-be state across systems new or existing in a vendor-agnostic architecture.

This process identifies the critical success factors that are the major cost drivers for the implementation. How about their financial risks? Yes, that matters too. These factors are also the drivers for the demo script during the vendor reviews. This step provides clarity to the executive team so that you don’t make a wrong decision by focusing on unnecessary details and instead miss the most critical factors that will make or break your ERP implementation.

This step aims to perform the fit-gap analysis of each solution that is a front-runner. In addition, this exercise helps identify the configuration, implementation, and custom development effort required with each solution. Finally, this step also helps understand the total cost of the ownership and the ROI, along with any financial risks that need to be discussed and agreed upon before finalizing it.

This process coaches key stakeholders on the red flags with each solution, provides a matrix to help with decision making, and identifies the areas for cost savings through negotiation with each solution provider. This phase also vets the implementation plan from each vendor involved and creates a roadmap for implementation with clear roles and responsibilities for each vendor.

This step is repeated until the project achieves business value, user adoption, enterprise architecture compliance, and the functional completeness goals of the system. This step also monitors the budget for the overall project and communicates the pivot strategy at each step if we uncover any surprises during the pre-selection and selection phase. And throughout the process, the key users are involved in making critical decisions. So they own them and are committed to adoption.

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2023 Digital Transformation Report

This digital transformation report summarizes our annual research on ERP and digital transformation trends and forecasts for the year 2023.