We provide the research and credibility to help plaintiffs or defendants build a successful legal case.
Failed ERP projects and lawsuits are all too common in both the private and public sectors. As an attorney or organization preparing for trial or investigating the feasibility of trial, Panorama’s independent team of experts will prove invaluable. We are called upon to investigate the feasibility of litigation, provide witness testimony and build background reporting for the industry’s highest-profile ERP lawsuits. We have worked with organizations ranging from multi-billion dollar conglomerations to State Attorney General Offices.
Finding the Right Team
For a thorough and objective examination of evidence, attorneys and organizations turn to the Panorama team and rely on our proprietary PERFECT Assessment™ Methodology. With extensive vendor and implementation experience as well as independent research into thousands of ERP initiatives, Panorama has helped attorneys and legal teams nationwide prepare for litigation or arbitration.
Eric Kimberling, Founder and Managing Partner of Panorama, has been called upon to investigate the feasibility of litigation, provide witness testimony and build background reporting for the industry’s highest-profile ERP lawsuits, including Lyons Magnus, Inc. v. Fujitsu America, Inc.; Partner Services, Inc. v. Avanade; Kathy Pishghadamian v. Nicor Gas; Flotek Industries, Inc. v. CD Group, Inc.; Midwest Tape LLC v. ESR Associates, Inc,; Waste Management v. SAP; and Whaley Food Service Repairs v. Epicor to name a few.
Download our Expert Witness Experience Document for detailed information on past engagements as well as notable publications and presentations.
What We Deliver
- Identification of discovery and fact-finding needs to help build as strong of a case as possible
- Review and analysis of case documentation
- Leveraging benchmark research and experience to come to conclusions
- Development of expert reports, findings and conclusions
- Provision of deposition and trial testimony including arbitration, mediation and jury cases
Allegations that we address include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Fraud and misrepresentation
- Breach of contract
- “Off-the-shelf” ERP software and capabilities
- Undefined roles and poorly executed responsibilities (as related to the internal project team, VAR, ERP vendor, ERP consultant or system integrator)
- Lack of skills and competencies
- Poor project management
- Poor benefits realization
- Poor implementation planning, resourcing and budgeting
- Errors in customization
- Errors in integration
- ERP failure
- Operational disruption or loss related to the ERP system
- Panorama developed a 70-page report for a government agency as the foundation for moving forward with a lawsuit, attempting to recover tens of millions of dollars in consulting fees and lost business benefits.
- Eric Kimberling testified in front of a jury resulting in the jury awarding 100% of the prosecutor’s claim against the defendant.
Contact Brian Potts to at 720-515-1377 or Brian.Potts@panorama-consulting.com to learn how Panorama can help you and your legal team initiate or defend against an ERP lawsuit.
Why Work With Us
- As an independent ERP consulting firm, we have selection and implementation experience with more than 200 ERP vendors. Our team has hands-on implementation experience with more than 300 ERP projects.
- We have 85 employees, 25 contractors and 10 offices worldwide.
- We have the expertise to handle complex, multi-country cases.
- Our firm is not tied to a single law firm, allowing us to focus on all types of clients and industries.
- We are experienced in account management.
- We know how to provide the right level of communication to give the client a feeling of confidence but not interfere with their workload.
- Our wide breadth of resources provides expertise beyond a single expert, which is cost-effective for clients. We have multiple experts available for provision of reports, depositions and testimonies.
- We have the ability to scale for complex and fast-moving cases.
- We have been published and cited in 100’s of articles and publications. We also regularly speak at industry events to share implementation best practices.
- Clash of the Titans 2016: SAP vs. Oracle vs. Microsoft Dynamics vs. Infor
- 2015 ERP Report
- An Expert’s Guide to ERP Success
- Webinar: Confessions of an SAP Expert Witness
- Five Ways to Build a Successful Case in an ERP Lawsuit