Should I commission an ERP consultant?
From our experience as an ERP vendor using a third-party consultant can be money well spent unless you know a lot about ERP systems (which tends to be rare). They will guide you around many of the pitfalls and make sure that you are not being ‘ripped off’ by sanity checking the ERP vendor proposals. They will also chair your vendor meetings, make sure you get answers to the right questions and generally steer you in the right direction. Our only caveat is that you make sure that your consultant is truly independent since many go under the guise of being fully independent but are not. The best ERP implementation for your business requires a level playing field for all ERP vendors.