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ERP System Selecting

icon Selecting the best ERP system for your business

Recent years have seen many improvements and developments in the ERP marketplace but a new system still represents a substantial investment and the ERP system selection process - deciding which system will be best for your business - remains a complex and challenging task.

It is more important than ever to seek out practical, impartial advice to ensure that you choose the system which matches your business needs. Gradient can provide you with all the help and support you require to be able to select the best software and vendor for you.

ERP System Selection - How we can help

ERP System Selection - How we can helpERP System Selection - How we can help

Gradient believe that the selection of a new ERP or business information system should begin with your business needs and not with a pre-defined list of software. That’s why we will always begin the selection process by spending time within your business. We will spend time speaking to your people, understanding your objectives and examining your processes.


ERP System Specification

ERP System SpecificationERP System Specification

  • We will take the time to understand how your business works and what problems and issues need to be resolved.
  • We discuss with you where you want to be in the future and exactly what it is you need from a business system to help you get there.
  • We will put together a comprehensive document, written in plain English, which will detail all of your key requirements linked to your strategic objectives.
  • The specification document is not a check list. It will be written so that vendors have to explain how their ERP software, and their understanding of industry best practice, will benefit your business.

ERP System Selection

ERP System SelectionERP System Selection

  • Our specialist knowledge of the market place enables us to match your requirements to the most suitable ERP vendors rather than sticking to a predefined list.
  • We educate your team on the various choices of ERP system and vendor before sending your specification out to the market.
  • Our detailed analysis of the responses to the requirements document will guide your team through the short listing process.
  • We provide support with the software demonstrations and proof of concept workshops. We are also on hand to help with the final contract negotiations.

"Gradient have 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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Charente ERP System Selection

Charente (now Harrison Maritime) is a group of companies with a long tradition in the nautical sector. There was a requirement to find an ERP system which would allow them to control three diverse sites across the UK, improve efficiencies and promote further growth.

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Fever-Tree Spec, Select & Implementation Project

Fever-Tree are a company that have grown rapidly as their premium products have quickly become a huge success in the marketplace.  The company were utilising multiple systems and spreadsheets to manage what was a £100m+ turnover organisation and found that there were silos of information around the business.  They could not easily obtain a single version of the truth or a 360o view of their organisation.

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

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