An ERP Consultant is much like a complex machine in how they operate. Most tasks that an ERP Consultant needs to accomplish are done through delegation of labor to other businesses and vendors to maximize productivity. What does fall onto an ERP Consultant is their ability to create, maintain, and operate a database that streamlines operations and allows everyone who needs data to get it. Even after the initial software is created to perform the needed tasks, an ERP Consultant is not done. It is vital that they document the state of configuration that their existing software is in. Analyzing and understanding their software allows an ERP Consultant to remove bloat and improve efficiency in their software.
A great starting place for an ERP Consultant is in college with a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or engineering. A good amount of knowledge about business also helps and so it can be beneficial to take a minor in business. Technology management is crucial to the day to day operations of an ERP Consultant and so optimization of the process is a must; this is best accomplished by ERP Consultants participating in decision making processes that affect these areas.
No one is going to know an ERP Consultant’s database software as well as them so it falls onto the ERP Consultant to document design specifications and estimates for their programs based on current and future requirements. Technical teams will need to work with ERP Consultant’s databases and software so they need to be assisted by the ERP Consultant with technical skills and change management.
ERP Consultant Tasks
- Write design specifications and estimates for programs, based on requirements.
- Participate in decision-making to optimize and improve technology management.
- Analyze and understand existing software, and document the state of configuration.
- Assist technical teams with change management and technical skills.