Many of us like do-it-yourself actions BUT ERP systems can't be implemented in that way - no way.
However, there are ERP Consulting firms out there to help you implement best ERP Software Solutions to your prestige Organization, and there are good reasons to use their services even if you feel like you and your teams are well qualified.
To have clear oversight, here is a list of Implementation services that are offered by ERP vendors/ Consulting Experts.
ERP Consulting firms have people already who are expert as certified project managers(Six Sigma). Unless you have comparable in-house project managers, there is a good reason to use their project manager. That person will need more senior management oversight than an in-house manager, but you could benefit.
ERP Consulting firms/vendors already have data experts on hand. They might have already worked with the database used in your legacy ERP/system. Your own IT staff has their day jobs keeping them busy.
You likely will need to integrate some other software with your new ERP. If you do not have an integration expert already on your staff, the vendor’s expert could be a good choice. Nevertheless, they might still be your best bet now.
ERP Consulting firms already have a standard training plan and methods. Consider using them for your initial training needs. Be sure to train your own employees to become the future experts. You will always hire new people and will need to continue training your entire staff.
Much of the above tells about services provided by ERP Vendors and/or Consultants. Do not forget that there are third-party vendors/consultants who provide the same services. Some of these are totally the third party, they only serve as implementation consultants. Others are third-party sellers of ERP systems that also provide their own in-house services. They all do good work for your business. Which one is right for you?
Benefits of Consulting services During ERP implementation
Business Process Improvements
The consultants will need to learn your business processes and to some extent how to balances your needs to align with the ERP system. What really puts them ahead is their exposure to many other processes and this can help your business improve through the use of a different processes you never considered - you end-up with efficient and effective business processes on your organisations.
ERP Consultants have teams to employ who work on implementations all day, every day. These people are experts and can get your ERP up and be running quickly, in a few months you are ready to go.
Not employing a consulting service for ERP implementation will save the cost of their consultants. Your own in-house personnel might be fully qualified but who will do their jobs while they are implementing? By the time you hire and train replacement personnel, you can easily spend more out of pocket, and in error and problem corrections caused by new people.
Your ERP consultants already worked with many businesses perhaps of your industry kind. They specialize in your industry, they know all of the best practices, and probably have seen them in action. Using their services will ultimately provide you with the benefit of that knowledge and a chance to employ some of it through your new ERP.
Singo Africa Limited would like to invite you to have any of the above services during your ERP implementation process, We would ensure that you realize all the benefits of all your investments/penny invested. Dare to work with official Odoo Partner in Tanzania with updated consultants, project manager and technical experts ready to help you in any stage of your ERP Implementation Project.