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ERP Buyers Guide: What to Look for When Choosing an IFS ERP Consultant

Choosing the right IFS ERP consultant is vital to the success of your IFS implementation. You need a IFS consulting team who is knowledgeable and experienced in IFS applications and has a proven track record and implementation methodology. Here are some things to look for when choosing an IFS ERP consultant for your next ERP initiative.

How to Choose the Best IFS Consultant

Choosing, implementing, and using an ERP system can be complex. Therefore, finding the best IFS consultant to work with to make the transition go smoothly and support you after the sale is critical.

There are many options to choose from when looking for an IFS consultant. Consider these crucial factors when evaluating potential partners: 

  • Longevity - Choose a company that has long-term experience working with IFS and are both software and industry domain experts.
  • Technical Expertise - Ensure that your IFS partner has the technical expertise to customize solutions specifically for your company or industry.
  • Personality - You will be working closely with your IFS representative for a long time, so you want to choose someone you can get along with who has the personality traits and values important to you.
  • Professionalism - It's easy when things are going well, but when problems arise, you want to know that your IFS consultant will handle them professionally and get you the help you need quickly.
  • Save Time and Money - The goal of working with an IFS provider is to save you time and money by making things easier and streamlining the implementation process. Find a reputable IFS service provider with a proven track record of success.
  • Long-Term Vision - Your solution provider must be able to look at your relationship as a long-term partnership and help you envision your business's future years down the road and how your ERP solution will grow with you.
  • Customization - Another big concern is finding an IFS provider who can personalize and customize your ERP solution specifically for your workflows and business needs. This could include things like extensibility leveraging iPaaS platforms to extend IFS to other line of business applications.  
  • Industry Specific - Look for IFS providers who specialize in your industry and have helped similar customers migrate to the software. Furthermore an IFS partner that offers turnkey solutions for IFS ERP within specific industries.  
  • Deep Expertise - Choose an IFS consulting firm with deep expertise in IFS and a complete understanding of your project, the timelines, and goals.
  • Communication - You will want a responsive solution provider who gets back to you quickly and listens to what you need.
  • Support - It's also imperative to find a provider with the resources to support you for years after implementation.

Why Do You Need an IFS Partner?

The simple answer is that you technically don't have to work with an IFS partner you could instead directly engage IFS the software vendor. Now in reality most companies choose to work with a IFS ERP Channel Partner to assist with the software evaluation, scoping the ERP solution and coming up with a support/training program that helps meet the clients objectives. Furthermore even companies that choose to work directly with IFS the software vendor will likely end up getting professional service resources sub-contracted out by IFS due to the overall demand for IFS professionals services. 

All this being said it's absolutely in your best interest to have a advocate on your side that understands all the ins-and-outs of IFS ERP. You want a team that will be by your side from pre-sales to support for years to come.  

Why Astra Canyon Group?

Astra and Canyon Tech merged in 2021 to form the largest IFS ERP consulting practice in North America. Astra Canyon Group is a passionate team of business advisors and technology experts who assist companies in making ERP solution decisions. Their goal is to make IFS Cloud ERP a success for your entire organization.

Astra Canyon is a channel partner meaning they help with software evaluation, licensing, data migration, implementations, optimizations, and support and maintenance after the sale. They also provide long-term support and ongoing optimization.

They provide complete IFS solutions for every phase of the ERP lifecycle. In addition, the company helps businesses evaluate if IFS is right for them. They provide demos and proof of concepts, host business discovery sessions, and determine the proper fit for your particular needs and industry.

Astra Canyon has extensive technical and functional expertise in many different industries, such as:

Astra Canyon has been in business for 20 years, offering a deep well of experience with a strong global presence.

Experience the Astra Canyon Difference

Choosing the proper ERP application for your business is critical but choosing the right ERP partner can make all the difference. We invite you to explore the difference at Astra Canyon Group. Contact us today for more information about  how we can help you.

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