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Strategies for Defining, Selecting and Transitioning to a New ERP System to Increase Profits and Scalability

February 7 @ 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

This lunch and seminar are for business owners, executives, and managers who are considering a change in their ERP systems over the next few years.

There are literally hundreds of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems on the market and each has very different capabilities.  Replacing your ERP is a high-risk and high-reward endeavor.  Critical thinking and a systematic process for defining expected benefits, selecting the right software and managing the transition is essential.  Dan Kocer, PE and Wai Ho Ng from Kocer Consulting and Engineering have helped over 80 companies with this transition, and they will share with you their experience, research and lessons learned.   

Important Take-Aways from this Seminar

  • The components of an ERP System and the new features and best practices that are offered.
  • How to determine if you really need a new system.  Maybe your current system, an upgrade, a new module or a third-party bolt-on might solve the problems.
  • The dangers of customization.
  • How to buy business performance, efficiency and scalability and not just software.
  • Justification Process: How to define and estimate the realistic benefits and costs.
  • Evaluating Software-As-A-Service versus Hosted versus On-Premise.
  • Key evaluation criteria for selecting ERP Software.
  • How to make this a collaborative effort by all departments in your company to ensure buy-in.
  • Important Elements of the software and services contract.
  • Strategies for reducing the risk of schedule and cost creep.
  • Structuring and managing the implementation to ensure a successful, predictable outcome.

Please contact Gaby Thomas at  gthomas@kocerconsulting.com if you have any questions. Space is limited to 60 people.

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February 7
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Hotel 116, A Coast Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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