ERP provides one common platform for all business data to reside and users of that data to connect to and act on simultaneously. In today’s digital economy an effective ERP platform can help ensure a business’s success. At Valenta we can help our clients achieve their goals when it comes to ERP. We do that objectively, on time, and within budget.
Why is ERP important?
ERP sits on top of CRM and is E2E business software. Enterprise Resource Planning software is one software platform with a common data base that allows all employees in a business to collaborate and make better and faster decisions, all while having more insight. Enterprise resource planning systems can help businesses in a variety of areas including, inventory and order management, accounting, human resources, and customer relationship management. Enterprise resource planning software integrates all of those functions into one software platform. ERP can streamline business processes and can streamline access to business information. The use of ERP leads to improved collaboration across an entire business. It also provides improved visibility into what is going on in the business in real time.
What can ERP do for you?
There are 5 main pillars to an ERP system that include Financial Accounting, Distribution & Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Operations, Human Resources and finally Sales, Support and Marketing. This last pillar is addressed with CRM which is incorporated into ERP solutions. Leveraging one tool for all of these different functions allows a business to act in a more coordinated manner. Having one common software platform, and more importantly one shared database across a company, can be a game changer. Using ERP everyone in a company can be accessing and leveraging real time up to date information. Decision making can be more accurate, and a company can be more responsive to customers and the needs of their business.
Valenta approach to ERP Consulting
Valenta offers agnostic ERP Consulting. We will implement the right ERP platform for your business. Many ERP consulting firms will focus on just one tool that they specialize in. We are different, and we will recommend and implement the ERP solution that best matches your requirements. Valenta has extensive experience with leading providers. Additionally, many tier one CRM vendors have add on modules that provide ERP functionality. At Valenta we work extensively with two such companies in Salesforce and Zoho. Both offer E2E business software that is often a great match for our SMB clients. Many of our Salesforce and Zoho clients have deployed additional modules beyond CRM.
What is our ERP Consulting Process?
We will always make sure we discuss and discover all project requirements up front. Then we will look to determine the best fits or solutions for requirements and discuss options. Our approach to every ERP consulting engagement is to keep it simple, be easy to work with, be knowledgeable, and stay within budget.
Our Process for ERP Consultations follows the below path :
We will spend required time upfront to fully assess where your organization is today and where it needs to be.
After proper and thorough assessment we will comprehensively define requirements so that the right solutions can be selected.
Once we have assess the situation and defined requirements, we will analyze those findings and map them against today’s available platforms.
After we have identified the right ERP provider to meet the requirements, we will design the platform for the specific needs of your business.
We will implement ERP solutions after the design phase and create a sandbox and pilot platform.
The critical phase of testing occurs at this point, and we will test the ERP platform for all defined use cases, workflows, and departments.
Once testing is completed, we deploy the full solution for your team and work with you to ensure full adoption and the comfort of your staff with the solution.
We typically do not end our work at the deployment stage and consider training critical for adoption and allowing our customers to get the most from their investment.
After deployment and training we can stay with our clients for support as long as they wish, our support can take the form of periodic check ins or even providing an ongoing full time or part time administrator for your platform.
Implementing an ERP that meets all your needs
In addition to taking an agnostic ERP consulting approach, one of the advantages of working with Valenta is that we will customize your ERP to your business’s specific needs. We can provide add on software modules, map fields, design workflows, blueprints, tracking, reports, and dashboards to the exact requirements of your business. We will ensure that your Finance and Accounting teams get what they need out of any new ERP platform. Operations teams will be part of our discovery process as will HR, Sales, and Marketing.
Long term benefits of an ERP deployment
Our clients in the area of ERP consulting find many long term benefits to their engagements with us. Finance and Accounting, Distribution and Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Operations, Human Resources, Sales, Support and Marketing departments all reap rewards. Common improvements in client companies include :
Team collaboration across all departments
Better, faster, and more accurate decision making
Process improvement across their organizations
Improved compliance across the business
Business intelligence, analytics and dashboards that drive sales and profits
Better management of data flow and data visualization
Billing and accounting efficiencies and enhancements
Granular insights into Finance needs, requirements, and results
Dramatically improved inventory management
Forecasting accuracy that drives expense and revenue planning
Streamlined supply and logistics
Project management improvements and capabilities
Improved management of customer relationships
Efficiency in the buying process for customers
Improved customer experience and customer journeys
Allowing customer support departments to be more efficient and knowledgeable
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