Consulting Services

The Leading Independent ERP Consultants and Digital Transformation Experts

As a Zero Systems in the independent ERP consulting industry, our team advocates for your success and your customers’ satisfaction. 100% independent of affiliation, we are able to truly serve as trusted advisors to our clients. We are ERP Consultants! Zero System’s unique approach has been proven via ERP strategy, selection, implementation, organizational change management and business process re-engineering projects for nearly 300 clients across the globe.

ERP Consulting Services

Our service offerings utilize Zero System’s proprietary PERFECT Methodology and represent our 360-degree focus on every task necessary to ensure that our clients achieve the most business benefits possible. Zero System’s services are beneficial to organizations just beginning an ERP project as well as those requiring assistance during or after the implementation process. Because we are technology-agnostic and well-versed in all of the major ERP systems, our expertise can be applied to any ERP engagement.

Zero System’s Perfect Methodologies

Each of Zero System’s service offerings follow our proprietary PERFECT ERP methodologies. Developed over years of ERP software selection and implementation projects, our methodologies provide the framework to ensure that each ERP initiative adheres to the guidelines, practices and principles necessary for ERP success. Read more about our methodologies below:

PERFECT Fit™ ERP Selection

Our PERFECT Fit™ ERP software selection methodology analyzes data regarding each client’s unique business and technical requirements against viable ERP software solutions to help companies understand all of the options as well as the associated costs, risks and benefits of each choice. This is done through a comprehensive evaluation based on seven primary areas:

  • Process review
  • Workplace environment
  • Business requirements
  • Financial considerations and limitations
  • ERP system evaluation
  • Change readiness
  • Quantifiable benefits realization

As part of our analysis, we harness the resources of our team’s extensive knowledge of the ERP market, as well as our ERP solutions database, business requirements database, quantitative analysis model, 30-point technology assessment, organizational readiness assessment, and benefits realization plan to find the ideal ERP software for each client.

Key Tasks

  • Task 1: Project Planning and Strategic Planning
  • Task 2: Define Current Systems Inventory
  • Task 3: Rationalize Current Systems
  • Task 4: Prioritize Changes
  • Task 5: Identify Applications Strategy
  • Task 6: Develop an IT Strategy Roadmap
  • Task 7: Business Process Management
  • Task 8: Conduct Technical Fit Assessment
  • Task 9: Industry Analysis and Vendor Viability
  • Task 10: Vendor Evaluation and Selection
  • Task 11: Preliminary Cost Analysis
  • Task 12: Conduct Organizational and Business Readiness Assessment
  • Task 13: Vendor Negotiations
  • Task 14: Implementation Planning and Analysis
  • Task 15: Business Case Justification and Benefits Realization Plan
  • Task 16: Final Vendor Analysis and Decision

This approach helps companies best plan and prepare for a new ERP system, forces competing software vendors to address specific business needs, and identifies the total cost of ownership of ERP packages. With PERFECT Fit™, there are no surprises.

PERFECT Path ERP Implementation Methodology

Zero System’s PERFECT™ Path ERP implementation methodology and tools enable organizations to do more with – and benefit more from – their ERP software systems. Rather than focus strictly on the functional or technical aspects of an implementation, our broad and independent experience allows clients to implement ERP more effectively than if they tried to do it themselves or with a software vendor, system integrator or value-added reseller (VAR).

We serve as our clients’ single point of accountability during an ERP implementation by focusing on the following activities:

  • Program management of vendor and internal client resources, project plan and budget
  • Comprehensive business process reengineering and workflow definition
  • Incorporation of lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and other industry-specific skill sets into the overall business transformation
  • Improvement of technical infrastructure
  • Alignment of ERP implementation with business requirements
  • Risk management and mitigation planning activities
  • Organizational change management, communication and training activities
  • Integration between the core ERP system and business processes, systems and stakeholders
  • Definition of ERP measures of success
  • Optimization of measurable business benefits
  • Functional and technical development and support

Developed by Zero Systems consultants and based on years of ERP implementation experience, PERFECT™ Path uses a comprehensive, proprietary set of analytical tools and guidelines to drive completion of ERP project milestones, deliverables and results.

What We Deliver?

  • Project governance framework
  • Business process reengineering and requirements
  • Organizational change management needs and timeline (e.g., communications, training, stakeholder alignment initiatives, change impacts, etc.)
  • ERP integration with legacy systems
  • Phasing and cutover strategies
  • Data migration strategy
  • Determination of resource requirements, both internal and external
  • Definition of roles and responsibilities (e.g., Core Team, Executive Steering Committee, Subject Matter Experts, ERP Vendor, System Integrator, etc.)
  • Independent project management office responsible for overseeing the implementation and holding software vendors accountable to functional requirements
  • Technical Resources such as software architects and developers
  • Prosci-certified change management experts to ensure user-acceptance and workforce transition
  • Six Sigma process management experts to ensure proper integration of processes to the functional blueprint and create policies, procedures, new job descriptions, checklists and quality assurance points
  • Contract managers to hold vendors accountable to the master contract
  • Quality Assurance experts to analyze the individual pieces of the project and ensure that each deliverable aligns with organizational goals