An ERP consultant generally provides support related to a company's enterprise resource planning. ERP consultants help bring a client’s ERP-related ideas to fruition, as well as assist the company in resource-planning decisions. ERP consultants may also ensure that their company's software runs as efficiently as possible and, if it is not, develop and oversee solutions with input from stakeholders within the company. Other tasks performed by the ERP consultant may include assessing a company's business requirements and developing an implementation plan; determining needs related to software training for employees and enacting a training plan; and recommending improvements to business processes. It is the responsibility of the ERP consultant to ensure that all parties involved with implementation collaborate effectively and have their needs met; they also make sure that the solutions developed are time- and cost-effective.
The requirements for ERP consultant positions vary based on the company and their openings. Generally, a bachelor's degree in computer science or another relevant field is needed; additionally, previous ERP experience is required. Relevant computer skills - such as with SQL and/or NAV - are needed as well. ERP consultants must be able to effectively communicate with a wide range of employees and have experience with ERP implementation processes.
ERP Consultant Tasks
Analyze and understand existing software, and document the state of configuration.
Assist technical teams with change management and technical skills.
Write design specifications and estimates for programs, based on requirements.
Participate in decision-making to optimize and improve technology management.