With Help From Oracle Practice, Centric Consulting Implements a Cloud ERP Solution, Putting Financial Systems in Place for Growth
Since its inception in 1999, Centric Consulting ran its financials using QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets.
The Shared Services group, the operations arm for the business and technology consulting firm, had historically been able to meet financial reporting needs by using complex spreadsheets.
But the company was long overdue for an ERP system that would allow it to begin standardizing processes – to meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s growth estimates.
In 2017, the Shared Services group decided that a packaged software solution would solve its needs. With a packaged software solution, they could promote a standardized process that ensured consistent, reliable results.
The team chose NetSuite, an integrated cloud business software suite that’s part of Oracle’s offerings. NetSuite operates on a shared implementation model, which requires businesses to use their professional services team for support in system integration, setup and testing.
This was all uncharted territory for the Shared Services group.
Enter Centric: Oracle Practice Provides ERP Implementation Expertise
The Shared Services group needed help to navigate this implementation to ensure they were covering their bases. They also needed help implementing the change across business practices to make sure it was successful.
That’s when Centric’s Oracle practice professionals, experts in Oracle ERP implementations, stepped in to provide expertise. They saw this as an opportunity to bring their process and packaged software implementation skills to help lead the company’s transition to the new system.
Oracle practice members were able to quickly learn the new NetSuite platform and begin aiding the Shared Services team with configuration and testing. They applied their experience in implementing and supporting packaged software implementations.
Their expertise also helped bring additional structure to the project and testing plans.
To ensure a successful rollout of the new system with lasting change, our People & Change practice experts helped implement the new processes.
The Results: Better Prepared to Meet Future Growth
Thanks to the Oracle team’s involvement, the Shared Services team was better prepared to meet the standard operating procedures for NetSuite’s cloud ERP implementation project. And it had staying power after going live with the system.
The Oracle team served as an integral player on the NetSuite support team and continues to provide ongoing guidance. Since completing the company’s own implementation, the Oracle practice has worked on several successful NetSuite financial implementations for clients.