Helping With ERP Strategy and Selection

Through the structured approach of business process reengineering, comparing over 200 solutions, and evaluating based on critical success factors.

Problems Companies Face

When They Need Help With ERP Strategy and Selection?

All ERP solutions look similar? Can’t make up your mind about the ERP that would be the right fit for the business? Don’t have the in-house expertise to select and compare different ERP systems? ElevatIQ’s ERP Strategy and Selection expertise is designed to help companies when they struggle with these challenges.

Afraid of Failing ERP Implementation

Getting nightmares of failing the implementation because of selecting the wrong ERP system? Afraid of budget overruns because of the over-commitment of the vendors? Not sure how to create an implementation plan for the newly selected ERP? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they might be afraid of failing ERP implementation.

Not Sure How to Identify the Critical Success Factors for Your Business Model

Don’t know what to look for in a demo while purchasing an ERP? Not sure about the right success factors that will make or break your implementation? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they don’t have the capabilities to identify critical success factors for ERP selection.

Worried about Selecting the Wrong ERP

Not sure how to select the right ERP aligned with your business processes and transactions? Not sure if the ERP system might have unintended consequences because of the wrong ERP? Don’t have a structured process for selecting an ERP? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they need help in selecting an ERP.

Worried Whether the new ERP Would Produce Business Results

Not sure if the ERP would produce business results? Worried if your business users will like the new ERP system? Uncertain whether the ERP system will work for your business processes or not? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they are worried about whether the ERP will produce business results or not.

Can’t Build Consensus Among Teams About the ERP System

Teams can’t agree on the desired ERP system? Not able to build consensus among teams about priorities and critical success factors for the ERP selection? Current team inexperienced in selecting an ERP? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they are not able to build a consensus among teams about an ERP system.

Don’t have access to the Structured Process for ERP Selection

Don’t have access to a framework to facilitate the selection process? Internal teams taking forever to select the ERP? Not sure if you are heading in the right direction with your ERP selection approach? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they need help with a structured approach to selecting an ERP.

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Our Case Studies for

ERP Strategy and Selection

Our Methodology

for ERP Strategy and Selection

The process starts with an assessment that helps build the as-is and to-be process models, along with the enterprise architecture. Followed by building a requirement matrix and the solution matrix to compare over 200 solutions. And then, finally, vendor demonstrations and negotiations.

ERP Strategy Methodolody


This phase starts with the as-is and to-be analysis of the business model, business vision, and current & future processes. It also analyzes current systems and architecture, as well as changes to the processes, master data, and system landscape.

Solution Matrix Development

This phase evaluates over 200 ERP systems against critical success factors and builds an initial list for the next phase. The solution matrix is continuously revised while aligning the expectations of all stakeholders as the process advances.

Vendor Demonstrations

This phase would be a series of demos to evaluate the capabilities of a solution and align stakeholders in how their life would be with the new ERP. After each demo, the stakeholders are briefed on the potential pros and cons of each solution.

Requirements Matrix and Critical Success Factors

This phase captures the requirements in the as-is and to-be systems for each system in the architecture. It also identifies the critical success factors that will drive the RFP and vendor demonstrations.

RFP and Demo Scripts Development

This phase builds a comprehensive RFP that will be sent out to the initial vendors. This phase also builds the demo script that will set the expectations for each of the demos.

Contract Negotiations

This phase would be the contract negotiation of the software and services agreement. This phase might require several different matrix, such as user-solution mapping, interface license mapping, transaction license mapping, etc.

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Our Other

ERP Services

ElevatIQ ERP services include ERP strategy and selection, implementation, project recovery, and optimization. Basically, ElevatIQ is one stop shop for all your ERP needs. 

ERP Implementation

This service helps clients when they have already decided on the ERP system they would like to implement. ElevatIQ can help whether you want ElevatIQ to implement the ERP or act as the client-side project manager. Our implementation process takes a comprehensive approach, not just focusing on the ERP implementation. But also building the entire architecture.

ERP Project Recovery

It’s very common that the ERP implementation would have substantial issues with implementation due to the overengineering of components or processes. The service helps clarify the architecture, remove overengineered processes and data, remove any unnecessary customizations, and rebuild the architecture designed to scale.

ERP Optimization

This service helps in optimizing the performance of an ERP. The poorly implemented ERP may have performance issues such as customers taking more than 15 mins to retrieve a record, the planning not being aligned with operations, or BOMs not being consistent with the needs of the production floor.

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