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Comprehensive ERP Consulting Services By Akita

Expert ERP consultancy that supports business transformation agendas

Introduction To ERP Consulting

Strategise and implement transformative enterprise resource planning (ERP) business systems under the guidance of our expert ERP consultants.

Our ERP consultancy provides expert guidance and support to help organisations implement, optimise, and manage their ERP systems. These systems unify various business processes into a single, unified platform, driving efficiency, enhancing decision-making, and supporting digital transformation.

Akita is a leading provider of expert ERP consulting and implementation services across London and the UK. Our ERP consultants are experienced in working with organisations of all sizes and across a broad range of industries. Whether you’re in the planning phase of an ERP system, or have an established Microsoft ERP system that you’d like to further develop, our experts can assist you on your journey.

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Why ERP Consulting Is Essential For Your Organisation

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a powerful tool for managing finance and operations. To maximise its features and capabilities for your operations, many organisations benefit from external guidance.

Our tailored Business Central consultancy services offer organisations a fast track to fully harnessing the potential of a Microsoft ERP system. Whether it’s user processes or possible integrations, our external perspective can provide a better understanding of the potential of ERP software within your operations.

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Our Business Central consultants will form a strategic partnership with your decision-makers to obtain a clear understanding of organisational objectives, challenges, and growth aspirations.

They’ll then streamline project objectives into actionable outcomes, outlining the methods and technical prerequisites necessary for their achievement.

Armed with extensive expertise in business applications technology, our consultants are well-equipped to design the appropriate strategy needed to address the unique requirements of individual organisations.

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Akita: Your Trusted ERP Consulting Partner

Akita is an experienced Business Central development partner. With a 25-year heritage of digital success solutions, we design, develop, manage and support Microsoft ERP solutions for leading organisations and brands located across the UK and internationally.

We take a tailored approach to ERP consulting, tailoring our services to meet the specific needs of each organisation. Our consultants work closely with your team to understand your business processes, identify areas for improvement, and design ERP solutions that align with your strategic goals. We provide hands-on support throughout the implementation process and beyond, ensuring that your ERP system continues to evolve and deliver optimal performance.

Our ERP consultancy services have helped leading organisations across various industries transform their operations, streamlining systems and taking data out of silos in the process.

Beyond ERP solutions, our expertise spans wider Microsoft business applications including CRM solutions, SharePoint and the Power Platform applications, as well as broader digital transformation solutions.

Our ERP Consulting Services

We offer a wide range of ERP consulting services designed to support organisations at every stage of their ERP journey. Our comprehensive approach ensures that all aspects of your ERP implementation are handled with expertise and precision, leading to a seamless integration and optimal system performance.

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Needs Assessment

Our ERP consulting process begins with a thorough needs assessment. We work closely with your team to understand your current processes, identify pain points, and determine your specific requirements. This assessment forms the foundation for a tailored ERP solution that aligns with your strategic objectives and operational needs.

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System Selection

Choosing the right ERP system is crucial for the success of your implementation. Our consultants provide expert guidance in selecting the ERP software that best fits your setup. We evaluate various options, considering factors such as functionality, scalability, and cost, to ensure you make an informed decision that supports your long-term goals.

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Project Management

Effective project management is essential for a successful ERP implementation. Akita offers robust project management services, overseeing every phase of the project from planning to execution. Our experienced project managers ensure that the implementation stays on track, within budget, and meets all milestones. They’ll coordinate with your internal team and external vendors to facilitate smooth communication and collaboration.

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Change Management

Transitioning to a new ERP system involves significant changes to your processes. Our change management services are designed to help you manage this transition effectively. We develop comprehensive change management plans that include stakeholder engagement, communication strategies, and training programs. Our goal is to minimise resistance and ensure that your team is well-prepared to adopt the new system.

We provide end-to-end ERP consulting services that cover every aspect of your journey. From initial strategy development and system selection to implementation and post-implementation support, we are with you every step of the way. Our comprehensive services ensure that your ERP system not only meets your current needs but also evolves with your business, delivering long-term value and competitive advantage.

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ERP Implementation Consulting By Akita

At Akita, we ensure a seamless ERP implementation with minimal business disruption through a structured and customer-focused methodology. We start with a detailed consultation to understand your business needs and goals, followed by meticulous planning.

Our team customises and configures the ERP system to match your specific requirements, ensuring accurate data migration and rigorous system testing. Comprehensive training and change management strategies are implemented to ensure smooth user adoption. During the go-live phase, we provide hands-on support, followed by ongoing post-implementation maintenance to keep your ERP system running efficiently.

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Choosing The Right ERP Solution

Selecting the right ERP solution is crucial for aligning with your operational needs and growth objectives. We guide organisations through this process by thoroughly assessing their unique requirements and goals. Our experts compare different ERP platforms, considering factors such as functionality, scalability, cost, and industry-specific needs.

We help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of each option, ensuring you make an informed decision that supports your long-term success. By partnering with Akita, you benefit from our deep industry knowledge and experience, ensuring you choose an ERP system that fits your business perfectly and enhances your operational efficiency.

Industries We Serve

We pride ourselves on delivering ERP consultancy and implementation services across a wide range of industries. Our expertise and versatile solutions ensure that organisations, regardless of their sector, can streamline operations and enhance efficiency. The adaptability of our ERP solutions allows us to tailor systems to meet the specific needs of each industry, ensuring maximum impact and value. Industries include but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare: Our ERP solutions in healthcare streamline patient management, billing, and compliance, ensuring efficient and accurate operations.
  • Professional Services: For service-based industries, we customise ERP systems to manage projects, resources, and client relationships effectively, improving service delivery and profitability.
  • Public Sector: With an increasing drive for cost-effective business systems, public sector organisations are finding enormous value in combined Microsoft ERP and CRM solutions that can manage operations, manage staff and maximise resource efficiency.
  • Manufacturing: We have implemented ERP systems that integrate production planning, inventory management, and quality control, helping manufacturers optimise their operations and reduce costs.
  • Retail: For retail businesses, our ERP solutions manage multiple sales channels, track inventory across locations, and improve customer relationship management, leading to better customer satisfaction and increased sales.
  • Finance: In the finance sector, we have deployed ERP systems that enhance financial reporting, compliance, and strategic planning, providing real-time insights and improving decision-making processes.

Akita has a proven track record of delivering tailored ERP solutions that drive success across diverse industries. Our commitment to understanding each client’s unique needs ensures that our ERP implementations provide the tools necessary for operational excellence and growth.

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Training And Support: Empowering Your Team

Comprehensive training and ongoing support are crucial for the success of ERP projects. That’s why we offer robust training programs and support services to ensure your team can fully leverage the capabilities of your ERP system. Our training programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of your organisation, providing hands-on sessions, virtual tutorials, and detailed interactive online resources.

In addition to training, our dedicated support team is available to assist with any issues, provide system updates, and offer continuous improvements, ensuring your ERP system remains efficient and effective. By empowering your team with the right knowledge and support, Akita helps you maximise the value of your ERP investment.

ERP Consulting and Implementation FAQs

What is the first step in an ERP consulting project?

The first step in an ERP consulting project is an initial consultation where we assess your business processes, challenges, and goals. This helps us understand your unique needs and design a tailored ERP solution that aligns with your objectives.

How long does an ERP implementation typically take?

The duration of an ERP implementation varies depending on the complexity and size of the project. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few months to over a year. Factors influencing the timeline include data migration, customisation needs, and the level of user training required.

How can our organisation prepare for an ERP implementation?

Preparation for an ERP implementation involves several steps, including defining your business requirements, assembling a dedicated project team, and ensuring data cleanliness. Clear communication and setting realistic expectations with your team are also essential for a smooth transition.

What are the common challenges faced during ERP implementation?

Common challenges during ERP implementation include resistance to change from employees, data migration issues, and the complexity of integrating the ERP system with existing processes. Effective change management and thorough planning can help mitigate these challenges.

How does Akita handle customisation during ERP implementation?

Akita handles customisation by first thoroughly understanding your business processes and requirements. We then tailor the ERP system to fit these needs, ensuring that the customised solution enhances your operations without adding unnecessary complexity.

What kind of post-implementation support does Akita provide?

After implementation, Akita can provide extensive post-implementation support, including regular system updates, performance optimisations, and troubleshooting assistance. Our support team is always available to address any issues and ensure your ERP system continues to operate efficiently.

How do you measure the success of an ERP implementation?

The success of an ERP implementation is measured by evaluating several factors, including improved operational efficiency, user satisfaction, and the system’s ability to meet the defined business goals. Regular reviews and feedback from your team help ensure the ERP system continues to deliver value.

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