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Implementation Planning & Readiness

Ensure your ERP project is ready for Implementation

Don’t rush into ERP Implementation until you’ve got a plan in place.

Kick of your ERP implementation the right way with SMC’s Implementation Planning & Readiness. Set-up your project for success with realistic scope, plan, budget and watertight implementation contract, plus complete all preparation and alignment activities.  

In our experience, organisations often start out with a perception that their implementation partner’s statement of work and project plan represent a holistic effort and cost for the implementation project. This is rarely the case. Often the picture is incomplete, lacking consideration and integration of your effort and responsibilities.

When this becomes apparent, delays and cost increases are inevitable, as there is significant extra effort and expertise required to address governance, processes, people and data aspects of the project, which are critical in reducing project and organisational risk, and maximizing your return on investment. 

SMC’s IPR is an exercise to assess and plan all aspects of your implementation project. IPR gives you the whole picture, a complete project plan and confidence to proceed with accurate duration, resourcing and total costs for all parties involved.

Align and Prepare your Organisation for Implementation and ensure you protect your time and investment and achieve the benefits and ROI you were expecting.

SMC’s IPR Provides you with:

  • Accurately estimated effort, investment and time to achieve the required level of clarity.
  • A comprehensive and clear set of quality deliverables to take you through to the end
  • Confidence that the right people from your side and the vendor side are selected and prepared to conduct this phase and the implementation phase
  • A high degree of confidence and a complete picture of the implementation phase

Why do companies choose Solution Minds Consulting?

Extensive ERP and Digital Transformation Experience & Research

We have a large team with a proven track record of 300+ successful projects, and digital transformation projects, including ex-Big 4 consultants and ERP vendors.

We ensure you make the right decisions throughout the journey.

Flexible Engagement Options & Collaborative Approach

We can lead or guide you through every phase to go-live. Our involvement depends on your internal capabilities, capacity and budget.

Our ways of working, strong values and commitment to quality will ensure a positive project experience for all involved.

Proven Methodology

Our Better Way Transformation Methodology is mature and comprehensive. It provides surety that the project stays on track, with reduced risk and a clear path to success through leveraging our IP.

We have been delivering remote projects for 10+ years.



Unique Tools For Improving Processes & Systems For The Modern World

Blueworks Business Process Mgt. Platform for Rapid Future State development, based on knowledge of modern enterprise platforms and SMC's Process Library.

The best solution will be selected for how you want to operate.



100% Independent Consultants Since 2006

We don't sell software platforms or solutions, or take commissions, independence is our number one company value, so we are never conflicted.

We are always client-side, you can trust us to deliver.

Benefits of engaging SMC for your IPR Phase.

  • Engaged and aligned senior stakeholders, who understand what’s changing, the journey and how they will lead it
  • Resources evaluated and best implementation team confirmed
  • Fatal flaw analysis complete providing comfort with the solution to go through the gate into implementation
  • A widely understood approach to how the system, data,processes and people will be prepared, and clear criteria for measuring readiness at each critical stage gate
  • A watertight project plan, and contract, that accurately depicts project timelines, the effort and expertise required throughout, and an accurate total cost of your project

Delivering value through a range of flexible engagement options.

DIY Toolkits

Looking to perform your companies Digital Transformation yourself? We offer do-it yourself toolkits developed by our industry experts to help you achieve key milestones throughout your ERP and Digital Transformation.

Key Benefits of DIY Toolkits

  • Developed by experts with a track record of 250+ successful projects
  • Save time and money creating critical project deliverables with our massive, ready to download library of tools, templates and resources.

Guided by Solution Minds Consulting

Does your team need some guidance and assistance with your selection and implementation project? We offer guided engagements which are aimed at organisations that want some assistance from world class ERP/ Enterprise Software experts, but don’t need a team of consultants on site.

Key Benefits of Guided Solution

  • Reduce costs with our proven methodology, full array of Toolkits and IP
  • Unlimited access to our team of subject matter experts on the phone or virtually through Zoom.

Solution Minds Consulting to lead

Do you want expert advisors and consultants to lead your project and deliver exceptional outcomes? You can trust our team to have the knowledge, skills and tools to deliver on your project.

Key Benefits of SMC Lead Solution

  • Level of engagement depends on your capabilities, capacity, budget and risk appetite.
  • Our approach is tailored to your specific needs, leveraging our proven methodologies and best practice IP.

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What Our Clients Say

“We recently contracted the expertise of Solution Minds Consulting (SMC) who proved to be a pivotal part in the successful implementation of an Infor M3 ERP platform in our Australian operations in Melbourne and Sydney.

Their team of experienced personnel consisted of a Success Manager (Independent Trusted Advisor), ERP Project Manager, Business Analyst, and ERP Change Manager, who all helped establish the initial business assessment of the project, leading to a clear outline of defined requirements and scope and a realistic project plan and budget.

Given my background in integrating, managing and supporting ERP systems, I’ve come to understand the importance of partnering with the right organisations to achieve the best results.

When considering the complexities of the project scope and the fact we had a business to run in parallel to project, it was essential that we worked with an organisation with a proven track record of implementing ERP solutions in complex environments. SMC instilled confidence throughout that we were working with the right team. Cultural fit was of paramount importance in our client-side partner selection criteria and we also wanted a local team who would co-locate with the business. It is my pleasure to say that by selecting SMC, we absolutely partnered with the right organisation, leading to a highly successful project. 

The selection of the most suitable external ERP vendor was also very important, as we didn’t have this technical capability in-house. SMC was able to present three strong options based on their comprehensive knowledge and expertise within the Australian market, which they determined through a combination of a fit/gap analysis, defined demo scripts and screenings. This helped us to determine the right vendor for our needs.  

From the initial business assessment and through the ERP vendor selection and implementation, SMC was paramount to delivering each phase and achieving the expected benefits. I highly recommend SMC for future ERP implementations and say with total confidence that their unique set of services and expertise will help others achieve success like we did.”

Todd Davison | Head of Global PMO for Fluidra (and Zodiac Pool Supplies)

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