bcFood’s Microsoft Dynamics ERP Implementation Success Factors
Established Practices for Implementation Success
Our agile methodology is based on four cornerstones
Knowing What to Do is Crucial
Beck Consulting’s first client, more than 30 years ago, was a food company. Since then, we have spent the past three decades implementing ERP solutions for food processors, manufacturers, and distributors, and we have a complete understanding of the concerns and needs that are unique to the food industry. We will put this knowledge to use as we learn your business and determine how to tailor your software to achieve your current goals while maintaining the flexibility to meet your needs well into the future.
We know no two customers are the same, but there is a lot of commonality across industries. We see the same requirements and problems from a cracker company to a fish processor. Changing industry requirements, lot traceability, and government regulations – we see a lot of commonality across very different organizations and very different industries.”
Kirk Southcott, Beck Consulting.
You Own the Project
You will be deeply involved with your implementation from kick-off to go-live, resulting in a solid understanding of both your software and our processes. This proven methodology of client ownership results in companies with greater control over their software than if we just ”did it for you.” And while you will ultimately become independent when it comes to your ERP solution, we will be with you at every step of the way, including long after your implementation has reached its successful conclusion.
One thing that I really appreciated about Beck was that they put the onus on us internally to do a lot of our own documentation and our own training. They guided us along the way, but it was something that ultimately, if we were going to be successful, we had to be able to have champions internally.”
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We Work within Reality
Let’s be honest – things happen. We know how to handle almost any situation that can arise, since we have already seen most of them. Throughout your implementation, we monitor progress against the schedule, milestones, and budget, identifying potential issues long before they become critical. And if a significant change does occur? At Beck Consulting, we believe that handling the unforeseen is handling reality. We use a problem-solving mindset to prepare creative solutions that keep your project on track.
If there’s an issue, we’ll tackle it head on. We’ll make sure that we are on the same page about what is happening by first talking to the client, and then we’ll come up with a solution together. Once we come up with a solution we’ll be able to move forward and we’ll work together on implementing it into the system.”
Kerina Mitchell, Beck Consulting.
Investing in Time to Save Time
Changing your ERP solution is a significant undertaking, and you will need to put in the necessary time to make it a success. But once your software is in place, you will discover that this up-front investment quickly pays significant returns. Thanks to the streamlined processes and greater efficiencies of your new ERP solution, you now have more time to analyze all the real-time data that is coming from your new system, develop new client relationships … or maybe enjoy life outside of the office a bit more.
When we first went live, it took a little while for everybody to get used to the system. Once we did get going with that, people realized that it was saving them time. Once people see that the data coming out of the system is helping them, then they really buy in to the fact that they need to put in the time to learn it.”