ERP Webinars and Events Schedule

The below list represents upcoming webinars and events hosted by Panorama Consulting. On-demand ERP webinars also are available. If you’re looking for one of our recorded podcasts, please visit our ERP Podcasts page.

Organizational Change Management: A Critical (and Often Overlooked) ERP Implementation Success Factor

This 60-minute interactive webinar will explore the ways that organizations can be more effective in addressing the people and organizational aspects of their ERP implementations. The webinar will be hosted by January Paulk, Senior Manager, Organizational Change and Business Process Management Services and Rick Platz, Organizational Change of Panorama Consulting Solutions, an independent ERP consulting firm.

The webinar will cover the following:

  • Overview of common people and organizational challenges of average ERP projects
  • Best practices in ERP organizational change
  • Things to consider in your ERP organizational change management plan
  • Common challenges for global and multi-site ERP implementations
  • Question and answer session

This session is ideal for those that are either in the process of or are about to implement an ERP, CRM, or enterprise solution.
Start Date: Thursday, 24 April 2014
Location: Online Webinar
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Business Process Reengineering: A Key Component of ERP ROI

Join Eric Kimberling, managing partner of Panorama Consulting Solutions for a 60-minute, interactive webinar discussing the necessity of business process reengineering in an ERP implementation. Well-conceived and executed business process management gives organizations the opportunity to gain true efficiencies and improvements – but only if they know how to take advantage of it. Topics of discussion include:

  • The role of business process reengineering in ERP implementations
  • Key differences between business process reengineering and business blueprinting
  • The illusion of “pre-configured solutions” and “industry best practices”
  • Overview of organizational change related to ERP implementations and business process redesign
  • Question and answer session

This webinar is a must for organizations intent on reaping measurable business benefits and ROI from their ERP implementations.
Start Date: Thursday, 01 May 2014
Location: Online Webinar
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Tips to Select the Best ERP Consultants

Choosing an ERP consultant for your ERP implementation can be a tricky proposition.  Given the fact that most ERP consultants contribute to ERP failures, are more concerned with the interests of the ERP vendors they partner with, and don’t have a robust or proven implementation methodology, choosing the right firm is one of the most important – yet difficult – decisions that any CIO or CFO will make to ensure the success of their implementation. This webinar will cover the most important criteria to consider when evaluating potential ERP consultants for the various stages of your enterprise software initiatives. We will also outline the pros and cons of some of the leading ERP consulting providers and provide a checklist to help narrow down the best ERP consultants based on your needs.
Start Date: Thursday, 08 May 2014
Location: Online Webinar
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Tips for Selecting the Right Batch Process Manufacturing ERP for Your Organization

This 60-minute interactive webinar will explore the ways companies can evaluate and find the right batch process solution for their organizations. The webinar will be hosted by Eric Kimberling, managing partner of Panorama Consulting Solutions, and Daniel Erickson, product manager at ProcessPro.

The webinar will cover the following:

  • Avoiding common pitfalls in the selection process
  • Definition of batch process manufacturing
  • Typical industries in this market
  • Challenges of finding the right batch process solution
  • Key considerations in evaluating batch process options
  • Question and answer session

Start Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014
Location: Online Webinar
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The Path to ERP Implementation Planning

Join Eric Kimberling, managing partner of Panorama Consulting, to learn how to save time and money with proper ERP implementation planning and preparation. Kimberling will offer advice and insight applicable to all types and sizes of ERP projects (including SAP implementations, Oracle E-Business Suite implementations, Microsoft Dynamics implementations and Tier II implementations). Topics of discussion include:

  • ERP project management, controls and governance methodologies
  • Resource allocation and budgeting
  • Business process and workflow definition / improvement
  • ERP system design and configuration requirements
  • Organizational change management, communications and training
  • Benefits realization
  • Data migration strategy
  • The session will be followed by a Q&A.

Start Date: Thursday, 22 May 2014
Location: Online Webinar
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Mobile ERP Strategy

Start Date: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Location: Online Webinar
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ERP Software Selection Success: Ten Tips From the Pros at Panorama

Choosing an ERP consultant for your ERP implementation can be a tricky proposition.  Given the fact that most ERP consultants contribute to ERP failures, are more concerned with the interests of the ERP vendors they partner with, and don’t have a robust or proven implementation methodology, choosing the right firm is one of the most important – yet difficult – decisions that any CIO or CFO will make to ensure the success of their implementation. This webinar will cover the most important criteria to consider when evaluating potential ERP consultants for the various stages of your enterprise software initiatives. We will also outline the pros and cons of some of the leading ERP consulting providers and provide a checklist to help narrow down the best ERP consultants based on your needs.
Start Date: Thursday, 26 June 2014
Location: Online Webinar
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How to Define the Best IT and ERP Strategy Roadmap for Your Organization

Some organizations jump right into ERP selection and implementation initiatives without first fully considering the strategic alternatives available to them. However, some best-in-class organizations are first defining a strategic roadmap before embarking on ERP, CRM, SCM, HCM, or other enterprise software engagements. By taking a more deliberate and measured approach, these organizations are setting themselves up for success without taking on unnecessary costs or risks.

This 60-minute session, facilitated by Eric Kimberling, Managing Partner of Panorama Consulting Solutions, will illustrate how organizations can define the best enterprise strategic roadmap for their organizations. Leveraging lessons from Panorama’s extensive IT and ERP strategy experience with clients across the globe, this webinar will address the following topics:

  • Current trends in the enterprise software and ERP system industry
  • Identify the best strategic options based on enterprise software industry trends, and more importantly, best-practices among industry peers
  • Weighing the pros and cons of various strategic alternatives as it relates to IT and enterprise systems
  • Define the business case and cost-benefit of the various strategic alternatives
  • How to define a roadmap for implementing the chosen strategic alternatives

Start Date: Thursday, 10 July 2014
Location: Online Webinar
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