ERP System Selection

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A System Selection Specialist you can rely on

Decision-making can be tough at the best of times. You face the decision to choose the right solution to transform your business processes, and you have multiple stakeholders relying on you. Your customers need you to be competitive and productive. Your workforce wants to be proud of what they do, and the spreadsheets and workarounds make life difficult. Here is where we come in.

Gradient Consulting works entirely independently. We like to highlight the fact that we have no allegiances to particular vendors. We do maintain healthy relationships with the leading providers, which gives us an advantage in negotiating the best options for your business. Together with our independence and brigade of experienced and expert consultants, we are here to help you select the best ERP software and vendor to suit you and your business requirements.

How will Gradient help with ERP system selection?

Gradient believes that the selection of a new ERP or business information system should begin with your business needs and not with a pre-defined list. 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.

  • 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 will deliver against your particular needs and requirements.
  • Our specialist knowledge of the marketplace enables us to match your requirements to the most suitable ERP vendors rather than sticking to a predefined list of usual suspects.
  • 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.

Where to start:

No project we work on is the same as the next or the last. We appreciate that every business that chooses to work with us have different requirements. We will take the time to understand how the business works and what problems and issues need to be resolved. Before we do that, see if you can start the process by taking a look at the questions and statements below.

  • We don’t have the resource for a large scale project

  • Our strategy is unclear

  • The last change project we attempted didn’t go to plan

  • I’m unsure how to secure senior buy-in

  • The business processes might be too complex for a new system

  • On-premise or in the cloud?

  • How do we know which system will work best for us?

  • What do we need to do to figure out our system requirements?

  • Who will help lead during the selection process?

  • How will we choose the right vendor to work with?


We’ll help you make an informed decision on choosing the right system:

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