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Implementation Planning and 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 and 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 SMC?

100% independent advisors and consultants since 2006 and clear market leader.

Deep capabilities and large team of ex big 4 global consultants and ERP vendors with extensive track record of success (400+ transformations).

Why SMC Icon

Proven digital transformation model that takes a holistic, business focused approach to minimise risks.

Best practice business process and requirements library + unique evaluation platform for selecting the right enterprise solutions – saving time and frustration.

Flexible engagement options and packages that offer significant ROI – you don’t pay us if we don’t provide value.

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 SMC

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.

SMC 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 engaged the expertise of SMC who proved to be a pivotal part in the successful implementation of our business critical ERP project in our Australian operations in Melbourne and Sydney.

Given my background with ERP systems, I’ve come to understand the importance of partnering with the right organisations to achieve the best results.It is my pleasure to say that by selecting SMC, we absolutely partnered with the right organisation, leading to a highly successful project. 

SMC’s team of experienced consultants consisted of an Independent Trusted Advisor, ERP Project Manager, ERP Change Manager and ERP Business Analyst. 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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