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ERP Implementation

icon The key to a successful ERP Implementation

Whilst it is vital to select an ERP system that's right for your business, it's equally important not to underestimate what it will take to implement your chosen system on time and on budget. An ERP implementation project should not be approached without understanding whether your business has what it needs to successfully deliver the project in terms of resources, skills and project methodologies.

Few organisations will have all the knowledge and skills needed to implement an ERP system successfully. Most will find that there are significant advantages in seeking some external assistance. Gradient can help you to determine how much support you need and work with you to ensure your project stays on track and delivers the promised benefits.

ERP Implementation - How we can help

ERP Implementation - How we can helpERP Implementation - How we can help

Gradient understand that every client will have different requirements depending on the type of project and the strengths and weaknesses of their implementation team. Gradient have the experience and flexibility to work with you in a variety of ways to help plan, guide or control the process from full ERP project management through to project assurance and mentoring roles.


Project Preparation

Project PreparationProject Preparation

Failure to plan is planning to fail – Yes it’s a well worn saying but a succesful implementation is directly related to effective preparation. ERP consultants from Gradient can help you define and plan the project in terms of its scope, expected outcomes and team involvement. We will work with your people to analyse their current ways of working in readiness to develop new more efficient processes around the new system.


Project Management

Project ManagementProject Management

A successful project depends on the functional teams being led by an experienced project manager. Working as part of your team, a Gradient ERP Implementation consultant will bring a blend of ERP project knowledge, industry experience, and people skills that are vital to keep the project running smoothly. We will work closely with the ERP vendor and your team ensuring that planned milestones are met and business objectives achieved.


Project Assurance

Project AssuranceProject Assurance

ERP implementations, where the risks and issues are not being identified and resolved, often go over budget or fail completely. Gradient can work with you in an impartial assurance role to help you identify and monitor those factors critical to the success of the project and so ensure that it stays on track.


Mentoring

MentoringMentoring

Gradient Consulting can also provide mentoring service which will give an eager but inexperienced member of your staff the opportunity to project manage your ERP implementation, safe in the knowledge that advice and support is always available.


Technical Support

Technical SupportTechnical Support

A vital part of any successful ERP system implementation is the accurate transfer of existing data into the new system. We have technical skills to help you prepare, cleanse, map and migrate data from the existing to the new system. Using tools such as Crystal Reports we can help you get the most out of your system data by developing reports and documents to meet your specific business requirements.


"Gradient has the experience and flexibility to work with you in a variety of ways to help plan, guide or manage your ERP project."

What our clients say What our clients say

"At the end of the selection process, when we presented to the board, they asked me to pass on thanks to all involved for the thoroughness and professionalism with which the project was handled."

Neil Douglas Director, Natural Power Read More

"We needed to rapidly develop detailed specifications. Gradient Consulting was a tremendous help to us in defining the requirements. Their combination of solid methodology and flexible project management allowed them to deliver a superior result within a very short time-frame. Their project manager Leigh was an invaluable asset to our project."

Andrew Neilson VP Operations/Projects Read More

"On reaching cut-over and implementation phase we felt we lacked the knowledge and professionalism to ensure all our pre implementation effort would not be wasted. Gradient and their expertise allowed us to confidently complete the migration without any lost time or problems."

Andrew Davies Finance Director, Egbert Taylor Read More

Latest Case Studies Latest Case Studies

Egbert Taylor ERP Implementation

Taylor had been working on an ERP implementation of Infor’s CloudSuite for a number of months, with a project team of key users and consultants. The objective being to replace a disparate range of legacy systems with a single ERP package. As the planned go live date approached, there was increasing concern..

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Promethean Global Systems Project

When technology leader Promethean realised that their business systems could no longer meet the needs of a rapidly growing company expanding into international markets they looked for a partner to help them manage their system improvement projects which would eventually spread across three continents.

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CAV Aerospace Optimise Global Business Processes

CAV Aerospace operates from eleven sites around the world. Prior to the project only the head office sites were on the core ERP system, the remaining eight sites were operating on a range of legacy systems, spreadsheets and locally developed databases.

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Get in touch with Gradient Consulting to ensure your ERP system is fighting fit.

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