Our methodology guides you to utilize your firm's processes, master data and reports as a competitive advantage, and to choose a software package that presents the best fit. This program streamlines the ERP sales discussion to facts that enable your specific business and identifies gaps that generally lead to cost overruns and/or ERP failure. It also prepares your internal team for the rigors of implementation and the discipline necessary to achieve success.
It's no wonder businesses throughout the Midwest area have been trusting us for years. Reach out today to discuss your needs with highly experienced business management consultants.
At IT GuidePoint Corporation, we believe effective implementation begins with intelligent ERP planning. That's why businesses in the Elburn, IL area call us first.
Base Camp is our business management consulting framework designed to guide your firm through the decisions that need to be made prior to ERP selection or optimization. We focus on creating a Process/Data/Productivity (PDP) plan in this phase. In general, our clients approach us to discuss the following scenarios:
Your firm is growing quickly and has outgrown your current fragmented suite of business applications. Manual efforts and excel spreadsheets have become some of your most critical applications. These systems are stretched beyond their effective capacity and are not communicating well with each other. A few veteran employees remember why certain products were added and when, but there isn't any real documentation or business case to reference. Company leadership is concerned that this scenario is having a direct impact on internal disciplines such as sales, finance, shipping, manufacturing, inventory management, EDI, etc. This legacy suite of applications also creates data silos, and managing your pricing, shipping, BOM, routings and workstation master data is extremely difficult, if not impossible. Your employees complain that the current set of products makes it impossible to maintain effective customer relationships and drive revenue. Leadership worries about invoice accuracy, multiple "work-arounds" and human intervention that exists on a daily basis. Management also lacks accurate reports on true costs of manufacturing and/or shipping and whether personnel are assigned to the most effective tasks to drive revenue and corporate profit.
Your new firm has invested years and millions of dollars into the current business application. Our clients are C-level executives that are walking into an environment with challenges. They are tasked with quickly identifying gaps/issues that are limiting revenue and profit. They need help selecting and prioritizing these gaps/issues and a Salesforce cloud platform to bring teams together to see a holistic view of their business operations. They are also under intense pressure to limit spending as the original system(s) had cost overruns. They are looking for business management consulting support that interacts well with their newly inherited team and rapidly delivers tangible information on which to make decisions.
If you are currently experiencing either one of these scenarios, our business management consultants can help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.