Our Services

ERP Implementations - SAS has performed more than 100 ERP implementations for businesses throughout the Western US.


Management Consulting - SAS offers  a range of IT and business consulting services to middle market companies.  

Project Management

Implementing ERP software is a significant undertaking for any business.  Once implemented, the benefits of new ERP software can be dramatic, but getting there can be a challenge.  ERP implementations involve a multitude of project tasks, high levels of employee involvement, changes to business processes and significant financial commitments.  Successful projects require adept project management in order to meet objectives, schedule and budget.

Systems Advisory Services has implemented ERP software for hundreds of clients.  The knowledge and experience gained from these projects significantly contributes to our implementation approach and to our overall philosophy of project management.  Most of our project managers have received the project management certification (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Our approach to project management includes the following key tasks:

Confirm with client stakeholders the project objectives, scope, constraints and assumptions
Prepare project workplan and schedule
Determine procedures for issue tracking and scope management
Prepare regular status reports
Conduct periodic status meetings with client stakeholders
Coordinate key milestones, such as the conference room pilot, training, etc.
Closely manage the activities surrounding the Go Live activities
Conduct a post project review


SOME PROJECTS WE'VE WORKED ON


Virtually every ERP implementation we conduct includes project management activities. Below are some examples of ERP and non-ERP projects where we played a key role as proejct managers.

International Aviation Fuel Distributor: Assisted this multi-billion dollar organization with several key IT initiatives.   One initiative included the development of credit card settlement system and a web portal for merchants and cardholders.  As project manager, our role included managing scope, schedule and budget.  Project participants included developers in India, stakeholders throughout the US and UK, a credit card processor in Kansas and a large IT data center located in Chicago.  Project communications and coordination was critical given scope and the number of participants.  The project completed on schedule and budget.

Mixed Mode Manufacturer:    Assisted this manufacturer of machine components for the semiconductor industry with the implementation of SYSPRO software that included overall project management responsibilities.  Worked with client's third party IT organization to address infrastructure issues.  Created workplan and schedule  to support clients desire for a rapid implementation.  Conducted regular status meetings and helped resolve issues as they arose.  Project was completed on schedule and under budget.

City/County Government: A ballot measure was passed for a three-year personal income tax to help fund schools in this large metropolitan county. There was less than a year for development and implementation of the supporting information system. SAS was selected to be the Project Manager, working with three vendors and three government organizations. We quickly organized the project and prepared a detailed project plan that included development and implementation of the system, expansion and training of tax staff, and preparation of new facilities. We worked closely with developers and tax staff to follow progress of the project, resolve issues as they occurred, and take quick action to keep the project on track. The project was completed on schedule and under budget.