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ERP CONSULTING SERVICES

Are you thinking about an Enterprise Resource Planning system for your business? With technology growing at alarming rate you have more ERP options available today than ever before. An ERP system can truly give your business the horsepower you need to accelerate and streamline your operating processes through automation. 

What We Do?

Our focus is to provide end-to-end project management oversight on the full ERP project implementation lifecycle. Our process is simple, we begin with an in-depth ERP strategic planning sessions and close with post launch services to assure a successful transition to your new ERP system.

STRATEGIC PLANNING PHASE 
  • Business Assessment

  • Business Case / Budgets

  • Organizational Process Flows

  • Project Timeline

  • Team Selection

  • Change Management

  • Data Analysis

  • Define Project KPIs

  • Compile Master Requirements Documentation along with ERP module scope

EXECUTION 
  • Vendor Selection

  • Project Kick-Off

  • Track aggressively to project timeline with daily reviews

  • Manage onsite testing and result sessions with project teams

  • Report out weekly progress to Business Leadership

  • Data Migration

  • Training Oversight

  • Launch

POST LAUNCH
  • Future Enhancements Review

  • Post Launch Training Sessions

  • Operational Support

How can we help?

To discuss how our team can help your business, please contact us.

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BENEFITS

Process Automation – convert your manual processes into automated procedures

  • i.e. automatically rebalance inventory as your warehouse ships and receives goods

Increase Efficiencies & Productivity – do more and do it faster

  • i.e. internal departments have access to real time information which enables you process more orders and invoice your customers faster

Minimize Human Error – refocus your employee’s efforts on strategic activities vs. manual entry

  • i.e. customer orders can be completely automated therefore avoiding any human invention or errors around pricing or order quantities

Electronic Information Management – one stop shop for all operating transactions and documents

  • i.e. generate back office documents like POs and Invoices on demand

Reporting and Business Intelligence – have precise insight into your business operations

  • i.e. easily identify customers who are constantly on credit holds

ERP INVESTMENT

No matter how you look at it, an ERP implementation project is time consuming and requires significant financial investment. Below we try to segment the cost to help build a preliminary business case.

 

Total Dollar Investment (TDI) – This is the total investment on the life of ERP project. TDI will greatly vary based on business size, functionality requirements, number of users and even timing.

 

TDI maybe broken into IDI (Initial Dollar Investment) and Infrastructure Cost (IC).

TDI = IDI + IC. Also, note post launch you can expect to pay ongoing subscription / license fees.​​

Initial Dollar Investment (IDI):

  • Project Management –  You need experts to help you plan, coordinate discovery workshops, develop requirement documentation, track metrics and execute the project day in and day out.

  • Software Licenses -  Annual or quarterly fees to use ERP packages. Most ERP providers will scale this cost based on number of concurrent users (and may offer volume user discounts).

  • Technical Configuration –  Experts responsible for configuring the ERP package based on your requirements. This team’s activity may also include training sessions.

  • 3rd Party Integrations -  May not apply to all implementations, but most ERPs now come prepped with API (Application Program Interface) interfaces. These integrations require bringing on additional vendors who provide services like Banking, EDI, eCommerce, Freight Cost, etc.

  • Misc costs –  Even with a perfect plan, scope may change throughout implementation. You will want to budget 5%-10% for any scope creep.

Infrastructure Cost (IC):  Infrastructure costs are generally proportional to overall ERP project cost.

  • Existing Infrastructure –  Minimal cost if you have the hardware to support the new ERP system, but expect approximately 10% of total project cost

  • Using Cloud based solutions –  Medium to high cost, this will depend on number of users, bandwidth, security, hardware/network scaling and managed services agreements – budget 15% of total project cost

  • Complete Upgrade –  Highest cost, and often running about 25% of total project cost

As you can see, the investment for an ERP Solution may vary greatly depending on the needs of the business. We have a proven record to deliver successful ERP Go Lives.

 

If you’d like to learn more about BMK Solutions and our services, please contact our practice lead Saurabh Rohatgi (saurabh.rohatgi@bmkllc.com)