Experts in Apparel & Footwear ERP Services

An ERP system, when planned and implemented correctly, becomes the essential resource to connect many aspects of your business together.

Planning for and implementing an ERP system correctly for your organization are part of the keys to maximization of what ERP technology has to offer your shareholders and stakeholders. Many times user acceptance hinges on the planning work done prior to using an ERP system in your specific company. A good plan is nothing without great implementation, which we believe should be flexible enough to accommodate urgent business needs yet focused to control project "scope creep".

Typical Phase 1:
Analyze Process Information
  • Data Gathering (Current Process)
  • GAP Analysis (Current Process vs."to be" Process)
  • Identify Target Vendor List
  • Develop Request for Proposals (RFP)

Data is gathered by WWA and identified with regards to specific business processes. We analyze the current process and any "gaps" that may exist for the "to be" process. Based on the needs of the company, potential ERP vendors are identified. Using information gathered and WWA experience, a client specific request for proposals (RFP) is developed.

Typical Phase 2:
Vendor Selection
  • Submit RFP to Selected Vendors
  • Analyze RFP Responses
  • Schedule Vendor Demos and Create Scripted Demo
  • Vendor Selection and Negotiations

As RFP submissions are received, they are evaluated and scored using WWA's tools. A scripted demo is created for chosen vendors who score highest on RFP criteria. Potential vendor demos are scheduled and then attended by company and WWA team members. We'll even work with you to guide negotiations for acceptable terms and costs with the vendor you choose.

Typical Phase 3:
Plan & Pilot
  • Develop Initial and Detailed Final Implementation Plans and Cut-over Plan
  • Project Kickoff, Start System Configuration and Cleanse Data
  • Conference Room Pilot and Facilitation of Education/Training
  • System Go-Live

WWA has more experience in this technology than any other company worldwide and has successfully implemented a number of extremely complex systems. Once we agree on implementation phases, scope and detailed project plan system configuration can begin. We recommend a pilot group test drive the system as WWA continues to mentor internal staff selection and training programs. The next step is a project review following the pilot group test drive of the system and implementation of any needed revisions. Once revisions for the next phase of a roll out are completed, the system "goes live".

Typical Phase 4:
Continual Improvements
  •  Continuation of Phased Implementation
  • Communication to Stakeholders surrounding Progress and ROI
  • Continual Improvements through Periodic Evaluation and Review

The most successful companies we have worked with are continually seeking feedback annually or bi-annually from their user groups and stakeholders. WWA can always assist in facilitating discussions about requested features and functionality. Our tech savvy Associates can also lead negotiations between vendors surrounding needed functionality.