ERP is an abbreviation for Enterprise Resource Planning and ERP consultant covers various responsibilities. The consultant needs to match the requirements of clients while implementing modules at the same time. The consultant must be able to enhance the business process rather than customizing the ERP system to existing business processes.
Epicor Consultants are also required to be well aware of the business process and environment. He or she must study the existing business and be able to design current business flow diagrams. The consultant has to use predefined templates to be able to document and categorized everything. Such professional has to produce an "as is" document and a "to be document". The latter is the result of mapping as well as gap analysis which needs to be done for each and every module. The DFDs and ERDs need to be done before starting the configuration of future business in SAP. Testing needs to be done like unit testing, system integration testing, performance testing, user acceptance testing and so forth.
In addition to all these said responsibilities, Epicor 10 financial consultant is also required to make a document of setting done by her or him. The consultant has to prepare a user training manual and also, provide for end user training. An update of status of the project needs to be provided to the project manager or leader.
ERP consultant is going to interact with end users, implementing team members, other consultants, project manager, core team manager and even technical consultants. He or she must possess great communication skills in order to interact and communicate with all of them. The consultant must also present good writing skills in order to generate documents, mails and reports. Convincing capabilities is another important thing to have as the consultant has to explain and convince customers.
ERP consultants must be quick in grasping the customer's requirements and provide solutions to the business process. He or she has to be well aware with latest business tools. The consultant have to make sure that the system is working as what required by the customer and that it is following standards and constraint.
ERP consultant must be up to date with the business models like production, manufacturing, customer relationship management, human resources management, finance, supply management, inventory, purchase and so forth. This job requires the consultant to set up the rules and design business process, standards as well as rules.