ERP Systems and Technology

ERP Project: Virtual Readiness Workshop

eLearning Course

July 28-August 6, 2020

  • Field of Study: Management Services
  • Credits: 11
  • Prerequisite: none

Date and Time:
Jul 28 2020 - 01:30pm to 04:00pm
Jul 29 2020 - 01:30pm to 04:00pm
Jul 31 2020 - 12:00pm to 01:00pm
Aug 4 2020 - 01:30pm to 04:00pm
Aug 6 2020 - 01:30pm to 04:00pm

Program Description:
Detailed Instructions on how to access the GFOA Learning Management System will be sent to all class participants prior to the first day of class

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems can be difficult. They are challenging technically, time consuming, expensive and often require changes to long-held policies and processes. That potential for change, also provides considerable opportunity. Many governments have been successful and used the ERP project to implement best practices, re-think policies, modernize the way you interact with teammates, utilize data to inform decisions, and find ways to create better more efficient outcomes.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting recession has disrupted many core government functions and delayed a wide variety of projects. It also has exposed weaknesses in many government’s current ERP system or related support structures, and despite the looming recession, many governments are looking at now as the time to upgrade. As governments move to invest in new technologies, take advantage of the cloud, or add functionality, they must also make sure that project budgets are being used effectively and projects don’t repeat the same mistakes as past ERP project failures.

GFOA has been assisting local governments for over 20 years with ERP preparations, procurement, and implementation oversight. This workshop is intended to deliver lessons learned, best practices, and an overall approach for ensuring project success. Using a combination of lecture, virtual group exercises, and discussion using GFOA’s new learning management system, instructors will cover how to set up a project governance structure, establish a project team, identify goals, define requirements, prepare an RFP, evaluate vendors, and negotiate a successful contract. In addition, GFOA will highlight key steps to take to facilitate business process improvements before engaging your ERP software vendor.

Seminar Objectives:
Understand what makes for a successful project and how to avoid common mistakes
Evaluate risks going into a project and assess organizational readiness
Lead process improvement efforts for your organization
Understand current ERP market
Learn how to develop an RFP that attracts competitive proposals and allows your evaluation team to differentiate vendor proposals
Identify strategies for effective contract negotiations

Level: Basic
Field of Study: Management Services
CPE Credits: 11
Member Price: $219.00
Non-Member Price: $439.00
Speakers: Mike Mucha Director/Deputy Executive Director GFOA

Who Will Benefit: Any staff involved with planning for, procuring, or implementing an ERP system in the near future.

NOTE: This class is not available for vendors or others not employed by a government.

Who Will Benefit: Any staff involved with planning for, procuring, or implementing an ERP system in the near future

  • Member Price: $219.00
  • Non-member Price: $439.00