ERP Selection Advisory

Solution Brief

The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud-based solutions, long promised and not fulfilled, are finally emerging as viable alternatives. Tier 1 Suppliers, who for years positioned a hosted instance of their base application as a “cloud offering” are finally offering a true SaaS offering. SAP S4 Cloud for HANA, Oracle Fusion, Oracle NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics have delivered real alternatives to traditional on- premise or hosted instances. These solutions provide an acceptable alternative for enterprises looking to consolidate and/or standardize their ERP instances across the globe while reducing costs.

3MC Advisory’s ERP Selection Advisory is a fact-based approach to selecting an ERP system. From requirements through risk identification, integration and cost analysis, 3MC Advisory can lead you through an evaluation and selection in 8 weeks or less by conducting focused process owner interviews and collecting data to enable a thorough analysis of the current and future state. We lead you through a structured evaluation of the options by leveraging our experience and best practices that align to your business strategy.

Scope

3MC Advisory can engage at any stage of the ERP selection lifecycle:

  • ERP Initial Assessment and Alternative Analysis
  • ERP Selection with supplier RFP, Demonstrations, Contract Negotiation
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Implementation Planning
  • Implementation
  • Post-Implementation Improvements
  • Ongoing Production Services

Key Outcomes and Deliverables

Depending on the stage 3MC Advisory is engaged, deliverables may vary, but all engagements include:

  • An ERP selection process with clear ownership, commitment and alignment from all areas of the business;
  • Information request processes that address functional, architectural, security, and technical requirements;
  • Identification core process gaps/bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement
  • A rigorous supplier review process, with identified benefits and risks
  • A disciplined request, demonstration and negotiation process focused on providing the best fit for the client at the best price
  • Validate terms & conditions and cost. Our negotiations usually save our clients 40% or more over initial supplier discounting
  • Validate financial business case
  • Validate proposed Systems Integrator / Implementation scope, responsibilities and cost
  • Validate proposed implementation plan

3MC also offers ERP services in Global Instance Consolidation, Upgrades and Migrations, and Contract Negotiations.