Saving ERP and Digital Transformation Disasters
Through vendor-agnostic architecture, independent ERP selection, business process reengineering, software contract negotiation, and improved process clarity.
Why Independent ERP Consultants?
And why do they have higher success rate with ERP Implementation?
Unlike ERP resellers and OEMs, independent ERP consultants like ElevatIQ can remove the system and technology bias and streamline your legacy processes and data. We also help identify the low-hanging fruits in streamlining your current systems and processes before replacing any systems. Finally, we help ensure that the new system will play nicely with the other systems in your architecture.
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How is ElevatIQ different?
from other independent ERP consultants?
Unlike other independent ERP consultants, ElevatIQ provides a much deeper assessment of current systems by digging into the contracts, legal obligations, current issues with IP, vendor obligations, architectural issues by incorporating new systems, and the impact of change due to the new architecture. Most other ERP selection consulting firms walk away after recommendations and often blame ERP vendors for failure. ElevatIQ likes to be deeply involved during the implementation phase and remains one point of contact for architectural execution, code reviews, change management, end-user training, and any changes to the originally proposed architecture.
Unlike 80% of the independent ERP consultants who believe that they can save ERP implementation through a checklist or a database, we don’t believe so. The success of an ERP implementation requires careful analysis of transactions and data models aligned with the business model. ElevatIQ doesn’t walk away after the selection. We remain deeply involved throughout the process and often act as the backup CIO or CIO advisor for most of our clients.
Building a vendor-agnostic architecture requires you to draw the data flows between different entities, departments, processes, and systems. It also requires you to identify the source of truth for each shared dataset. Finally, you need to design master data governance process flows and how you will maintain the integrity of architecture through the process and data controls. There are very few firms like ElevatIQ that have deep expertise in building enterprise architecture that scales.
ERP has never been the solution to all problems. And it will never be. A company needs to use 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. ElevatIQ has expertise in selecting the right systems for the right job and creating a vendor-agnostic multi-system architecture.
While there are similarities between businesses and industries, it’s the differences that make or break digital transformation initiatives. These differences could include product model, estimation strategies, or customer hierarchies. Unlike most independent ERP consultants who tend to be generalists, ElevatIQ has deep micro-vertical expertise in specific industries and deeply understands the nuances of these industries.
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’s consultants have hands-on experience implementing most leading ERP systems in the market. And this expertise helps ElevatIQ to have a higher success rate with ERP implementation projects through the deeper alignment of business models with solutions.
When it comes to business model transformation initiatives such as buy-online-pickup-in-store, omnichannel experience, and cross-border financial and operational synergies, just an ERP system is never enough. You need a solution architecture along with the process and organizational alignment that play a crucial role in the success of these initiatives. With its deep expertise in enterprise-grade systems and architectures, ElevatIQ is uniquely positioned to help with your next business model transformation initiatives.
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The problems customers face
that independent ERP consultants can solve
Most of our customers that typically seek assistance from independent ERP consultants struggle with challenges such as being unable to build consensus among teams. The challenges could also include not having enough process visibility to determine the needs of the entire organization. They need help reengineering the processes due to their business or industry being unique or navigating the complex ERP space.
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ERP Consulting 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.
for ERP Selection and Implementation
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. The action plan could include ERP selection and implementation or the optimization of current systems.