Are you a Professional Services firm wanting to streamline and optimise your jobs, projects and programs management, delivery of service and billing? Modern ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) can offer all this and much more. SMC (Solution Minds Consulting) has put the spotlight on ERPs that are available in the Australian and New Zealand market that can take your Professional Services business to the next level with the latest technologies.
Enterprise software is an essential asset in remaining competitive in a post Covid world and critically important for those in this sector; architects, engineers, consultants, lawyers, scientists, etc, who want to streamline and improve their business operations and customer experience.
“There have been numerous challenges for operators in this sector, comments Jamon Johnston – CEO and Founder of SMC – and Covid has further impacted this industry, making these challenges even more difficult to manage.”
“Working remotely, data security, remote accessibility and streamlined workflows are just some of the issues Professional Services firms need to be across following Covid-19.”
“Talent acquisition and retention has also been a growing concern for Professional Service firms for a while now and this will continue in the future”, adds Mr Johnston.
The Vendor Guide provides a high-level introduction, overview and understanding of the ERP vendor landscape for those Professional Services firms operating in Australia and New Zealand wanting to address the shortcomings they may be facing in running their day-to-day businesses using old and outdated technology.
It identifies some key items that Professional Services firms will need to consider before selecting a new ERP, such as project and portfolio management and costing, project resource management, project scheduling billing, timesheet and expense management. Professional Services firms may also wish to address document management or integration into design software too if it is specific to their business.
SMC recommends that a comprehensive analysis of the business is done first to understand what problems exist; your competitive advantages as an organisation, an optimised future state operating model, and then consider the best solutions available to meet your objectives, critical needs and budget.
The ERP market scan within the Guide details the top ERP Vendors’ offerings and the key functionalities supported for example, projects and services, customer relationship or financial management. It is an invaluable source of information for businesses needing a new solution, as it will save time and frustration cutting through the vendor marketing hype to help you short-list with confidence.
The 2021 Professional Services ERP Vendor Guide is a complimentary resource and is available at the SMC website.
SMC is a 100% independent advisory and consulting company that specialises in enterprise software to enable your digital future.