ERP Business Advisory Solutions
InfoConsulting is one of the leading ERP software and business consulting firms providing IT consulting and software implementation for IFS (Industrial Financial Systems) as well as a host of other technology and digital transformation software products.
InfoConsulting is a rapidly growing company business advisory and consulting company headquartered in Warsaw, Poland and has more than 200 employees working across 6 countries across the globe with operations in Central and Eastern Europe including Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary, as well as Finland and Australia.
What are ERP software implementation services and how do they work?
ERP (enterprise resource planning) has been referred to as a type of business management software. Typically an ERP platform comes as a set of integrated applications (known as modules) that an organization can use to collect, store, manage, and interpret data from many business activities. These could include corporate finance, accounting, manufacturing, logistics, service maintenance and sales.
So a simple example would be a company that manufactures coffee pots.
A coffee machine might have three components (the jug, the handle and the cable) and each of those components has to be accounted for.
So let’s say that the company are manufacturing 100 coffee machines. This means that there is a cost to manufacture (Manufacturing Module) a cost to ship the finished product (Logistics Module) and a cost to sell the products (Sales Module)
All of this information is entered into the ERP system by the separate employee/division and then calculations and projections are made and output can then be seen in the Financial and Accounts Modules
This is a simple explanation, but the whole point of an ERP Implementation is to help teams make better decisions on what raw materials are needed to manufacture and their associated costs, how many trucks the company needs at a specific point in time to make sure the finished goods reach the customer on time, and of course, reports from the system to show if the whole process is profitable.
So to summarise, ERP system integration provides a continuously updated view of core business processes using common databases maintained by a database management system.
ERP systems track business resources such as cash, raw materials, production capacity and the status of business commitments: orders, purchase orders, and payroll. The applications that make up the system, share data across various departments (manufacturing, purchasing, sales, accounting, etc.) so that informed business decisions can be taken.
In simple terms, ERP software facilitates information flow between all business functions and manages connections to outside suppliers and customers.
Services to implement ERP include business advisory, digital transformation, cloud computing and ERP system integration. Modern companies now want all of their business software tools aligned to work together as one
How much does an ERP system cost?
When speaking to prospective clients we get this question a lot, however, the question should not be how much does an ERP system cost? but how much money can an ERP system save my company and where does ERP fit into a full company digital transformation project?
ERP systems are priced in various ways, but most have a cost per user/per module and this is the base cost. You then have the cost of ERP implementation consulting services that cover the time and work of specialist consultants who will plan and implement the system into your business.
Using an ERP platform in your business is not a small undertaking and needs to be very carefully planned and budgeted for, which is where InfoConsulting, a top ERP business consulting firm can help and guide you with expert advice.
There are many platforms out there that provide ERP functionality like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Epicor, and of course IFS, for whom we are a gold level partner and have won numerous awards as part of the IFS partner network over the last few years.
Talking to one of our IFS applications business advisory consultants can give you a clear indication of the potential costs of an ERP or full digital transformation and cloud computing project for your company.
Our main goal with all of our clients is to help them achieve a positive ROI from their investment in business management and digital transformation platforms.
ERP Implementation Projects
ERP Software implementation projects can sometimes become very complex, but at InfoConsulting we believe in making the transition to enterprise resource planning a
smooth one, as proven by our proven portfolio of clients and successful projects. We have worked on more than 30 implementations of IFS locally in Poland but have a further 70+ IFS ERP integrations and implementations for foreign national and multinational companies across the globe.
One of the keys to a successful implementation of ERP or any other type of software is to make it easy for our clients to understand the implementation process, particularly for cloud-based business management software, and gain buy-in at an early stage so we work together as one team. Our consultants not only implement the software and ERP modules but train the internal staff from the client so they can manage the system once it is implemented.
Of course, InfoConsulting is always on hand to support the client with any issues, upgrades or implementation of new modules as the client’s business grows.
And if you are in the process of changing your current system? then reading about our new “Upgrade Factory” offer may be helpful.