Moran Technology Consulting

Transforming Higher Education Technology

ERP Project Support

ERP Transformation Services

ERP investments are among the largest investments any school will make and every aspect of these projects – from pre-implementation planning to the implementation itself, to the post-implementation planning period – is massive and complex. Because most staff at any given institution haven’t gone through an ERP implementation before, many schools find that there are a variety of support areas where they could use some external guidance. 

We know the ERP transformation space, and we have designed our ERP Transformation Services to help you design the combination of solutions you need to make your implementation a success, whether for all of Finance, Purchasing, HR, Payroll, Student Information, or any combination thereof.

Management Consulting Tools

Assess Your Current Environment and Understand Alternatives​

  • Define Project Drivers and Desired Outcomes
  • Assess Current and Future ERP Needs
  • ERP Vendor Marketplace Analysis
  • Provide Vendor Product Overview and Envisioning Sessions Assistance
  • Transformation Readiness Assessment
  • Develop Roadmap and Strategy for Future ERP Solution(s)
  • ERP Business Case Development

Evaluate and Select Your New Platform

For RFP-based selections:

  • Current State Assessment with ERP Requirements Development
  • Development of ERP Software and System Implementation (SI) Services RFP and Docs
  • ERP Software Vendor Evaluation
  • System Implementor Vendor Evaluation
  • Contract Negotiation Assistance

For direct selections:

  • Requirements Validation and Systems Planning
  • Project Governance Planning
  • Implementation Roles and Responsibilities Planning

Prepare for Implementation

  • Organizational Change Management Support
  • Business Process Transformation / Re-design

Ensure Post Go-Live Success

  • Post Go-Live Ongoing Support Model Planning
  • Post-Implementation Organizational Change Management Review
  • Post-Implementation Governance Planning

Digital Identity & Security

Cybersecurity & Privacy

  • Information Security and/or Compliance Program Assessment
  • Virtual CISO (vCISO) Strategy and Advisory Services
  • Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Services

IAM Strategic Planning & Platform Evaluation

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) Strategic Planning (and Platform Selection)

IAM Virtual Teams and IAM Implementation

  • Virtual IAM Team Services
  • IAM Implementation Services

Data & Analytics Tools

Data Conversion

  • Data Conversion Readiness
  • Data Quality Planning
  • Historical Data Solutioning

Data & Analytics

  • Data & Analytics Assessments
  • Data Strategies
  • Integration Assessments

Data Engingeering

  • Development services around the entire “Data Stack”

Implementation Project Management and Quality Assurance Tools

  • Client-Side Project Management
  • Risk Management / Project Health Checks
  • Risk Management / IV&V / Project Quality Assurance Support

Proven Methodologies

Technology-Enhanced Transformation Methodology

    Efficiently engaging hundreds of stakeholders in ERP requirements planning and leveraging process re-design and change management prior to implementation. Any new system involves some amount of process re-design and change management. The successful management of these two key components can make or break a project. We bring the expertise and resources necessary to assist our clients with a successful implementation. Our Technology-Enabled Transformation Methodology (TETM) defines outcomes for each project and utilizes structured tools and methods to achieve a successful project. Within our methodology, there are the following phases:

Transformational Roadmap Development:

ERP solutions, business processes, and data impact the entire institution.  Changes to this environment result in significant opportunities for transformational change and require a strategic roadmap that identifies critical integration points, dependencies, and opportunities to add value.

Vision Focused Requirements Development:

Utilizes broad stakeholder participation to define the tactical business and technical needs that must be addressed to achieve the transformation ‘vision’. We have successfully utilized an approach to requirements gathering and package selection that enables us to focus on defining the tactical business, technical and functional needs of an organization’s stakeholders.

Vision-Driven Process Re-Design

This uses the process requirements defined earlier to identify and re-engineer. The goal is to streamline any process gaps to optimize the software and reduce maintenance costs. We have helped institutions:

  • To re-think how they provide services to stakeholders
  • To streamline workflows to improve staff efficiency and eliminate redundant or unnecessary steps

Organizational Change Management:

Any project that an institution undertakes involves some amount of process re-design and/or change management. Major ERP/SIS projects have the potential to significantly change how an institution delivers student and staff services. To achieve this potential, institutions have to look at the impact on stakeholders and organizations and develop strategies and plans to ease the transition.

Successful management of this and Process Re-Design are two key components that can make or break a project. For change, we have helped institutions:

  • To assess their readiness for system change and to develop strategies to improve change acceptance
  • To improve stakeholder experience with self service functionality
  • To accept change and take ownership of new processes