ERP Software can make or break a food producer - the single most important IT project your company will undertake in the next 5-7 years.
Beat The Odds
Do you have the experience on staff to Beat the Odds? Because the odds are, ERP has an 80% failure rate if measured by cost, time and expected features - and the average cost overrun is 186%.
So the question is, are you OK with almost double the budget you'd planned? Is not getting what you expect fine for you? Is it important to get this project done in the next 6 months, or is a year or two good enough? Can you afford to select the wrong system? The biggest question is, do you have anyone on staff who's been through 300+ software evaluations? That's the experience you need right now to make sure you're using the best evaluation process.
Can I Afford Expensive Consultants?
Any ERP system will need 30-120 days consulting time to implement and install. We move 5-7 of those consulting days to the beginning of the project. We then act as your agent - helping you through the entire process financed by agency discounts from the software vendors. Our entire process costs you nothing above your actual project budget. We're revenue neutral, that is, with the exception of the 186% industry standard cost overrun you'll avoid.
Lessons Learned from 300+ Software Evaluations
Yes, you already have some fine talent on staff - probably a couple of guys who've been through one or two ERP selection/ implementation processes - amazingly that's the same thing the other companies said - the guys who make up that 80% industry average failure rate. What if you had someone on staff with the experience of over 300 software implementations? We can tell you what's critical to success - what the successful companies have done to avoid the missteps - what the leading companies are doing today.
Food Safety and Quality Systems are driving improvements in F&B Manufacturing. While driven by GFSI, FSMA, and other regulatory pressures, the end result is automation that lowers the cost of each quality transaction - gathering data, filing and maintaining documentation, audit prep and unannounced audits.
There are a variety of programs, solutions and options for both the smaller operations as well as the global supply chain leaders. Using Cloud and Mobile technology, even smaller regional manufacturers can find affordable solutions that improve workflow in quality and food safety.
We're operating at bare bones now...
Of course, so is everyone else in the industry - the trick is to find the right solutions that actually reduce costs. It would seem paper quality checklists would represent the low cost option. However, that paper needs someone to fill it out, a review sign off, filing, retrieval - the labor costs start to add up. Converting to electronic forms can save you over half what you're currently spending to maintain paper documentation.
Working in conjunction with your quality consultants, quality department managers and staff, we review your operations onsite, recommend cost-effective software solutions and make sure your system is implemented, trained, and on-line to meet your project deadlines. We don't certify your HACCP program, we make sure your software and systems achieve the goals of your HACCP program - we're your software experts, not your food safety consultant.