ROA Group, Consulting, Cleveland OhioROA Group, Consulting, Cleveland, Ohio

Systems Strategies and Selections

We are based in the Ohio markets of Cleveland and Akron, but serve clients and their operations internationally.  We are business consultants with key services including ERP software selection consulting often called ERP system selection, ERP selection, ERP evaluation, IT selection, software selection.


Your existing system(s) are not supporting the needs of your organization. They may not align with the needs of your markets, they are possibly inefficient, or not capable of providing essential/timely business information. What are your next steps? Conducting a systems strategy is a prudent method to learn more about your organizations strategies/needs and bring the systems function into alignment with the organizations direction. If it is determined that a new systems application should be evaluated a systems selection project is a necessary effort to feel comfortable that an appropriate choice will be made. It can range from a “fit to” analysis of one solution to a full and exhaustive evaluation of several options, or somewhere in between. ROA has conducted multiple strategy and selection projects in multiple industry sectors. We serve as objective consultants, advisors and evaluators. We are software neutral, do not sell software and are not aligned with software vendors. It is often difficult for companies to be objective. We can ask you and potential vendors the tough questions and can assist you to decipher the claims of vendors. Some of these questions include:

• What information services issues do we need to face?

• What is the strategic direction and requirements of our organization?

• Do we know what level of information services we could provide?

• Does our current IT environment make sense?

• Can we support growth without increasing overhead?

• Are we staged to support the organization long term?

• What type of IT organization should we have?

Select applications evaluated have included:

• ERP Software Vendors and Applications in Manufacturing/Distribution: Oracle (JD Edwards, EBS), QAD, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics AX/NAV/GP, Epicor, Infor - Syteline, Lawson Intentia, Adage, XA, LN/BaaN, Visual, IFS, Sage/MAS 500/Adonix, Ross, TGI, Solarsoft/CMS, Exact Macola, Syspro, Consona/Intuitive, IQMS, Steelman/Sems, Accpac, Peachtree, Quickbooks, Saleslogix

• Supply Chain Planning (SCP)/Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)/Transportation Management Systems (TMS): i2, Manhattan, High Jump, Red Prairie, SSA/EXE, Demand Solutions, Preactor, Provia, Savant, TMW, Radio Beacon, Numeric Computer, XTek, RF bar code and RFID scanning applications.

• ERP Software Vendors in Construction/Project Mgt: Explorer, Viewpoint, Fieldpoint, Wenn Soft, Dexter and Chaney, Maxwell, Jonas, Computer Guidance, Foundation, Timberline, Computerese, Pentasoft

• Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Vendors: - Siemens/UGS, PTC, Dassault, Agile


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