For most organizations, technology is essential to driving business growth and increasing productivity. Cherry Bekaert understands that transforming your business with technology can be a complex process. Our consultants bring specialized skills to help you achieve your operational and financial objectives.
We stay abreast of the latest information technology advancements and emerging opportunities to leverage information and automation for improved business performance. Whether the goal is to drive innovation, enhance productivity, improve controls or reduce costs, our consultants listen to each client’s needs and tailor solutions to meet their specific business challenges.
Our Technology Solution Group’s experience with I.T. Infrastructure, Cloud solutions/services, and most major ERP platforms allows us to proactively identify both unmitigated risks and opportunities to streamline business processes, strengthen controls, and improve operational efficiencies for our clients.
Business Process Requirements Assessment
Our business operations and software applications assessment is a comprehensive on-site evaluation of your I.T. assets. Our deep-dive ‘Discovery’ process incorporates a thorough review of I.T. processes, personnel, and systems (“PPS”). Specifically, we assess PPS and its role in relation to the following aspects of your business:
- Order Processing/Management
- Materials Management
- Operations and Production
- Distribution & Warehouse Management
- Financial Management/Controls
Our assessment provides impactful recommendations related to business process, workflow improvements and possible system/software changes, so you can achieve and sustain your desired operational and financial performance targets. Our consultants deliver ‘prescriptive guidance’ and implementation support in the areas of:
- IT Strategic Planning Workshop
- Software Functional Requirements Specification
- Software Fit/Gap Analysis
- Independent Validation and Verification (‘IV&V’) of software implementation/deployment process, including ERP “Recovery & Rescue”
- ERP Software Search and Selection
- ERP Vendor/Integrator Evaluation & Selection
- IT Contract Negotiation
- Systems Integration Analysis & Design
- Systems Change Management
Business Systems—Cloud Solutions
Today, there is a tremendous shift as businesses move to the cloud. A growing number of businesses are realizing the benefits of migrating their systems from on-premise and hosted solutions to cloud solutions. On the other hand, there are still many businesses that may not understand the advantages or who want to make the switch but don’t know how to go about it.
We are here to help. Our Cloud Solutions practice will guide you through the migration. We will answer any questions you have, put together an action plan, and help with the transition, including solution architecture, implementation, training and support.
We provide the following services to help our clients successfully navigate their transition to the cloud:
- Strategic Technology Roadmap
- Technology Action Plan
- Solution Architecture & Design
- Organizational Change Management
- Training & Support
Cloud Solutions offers Software as a Service (“SaaS”) business solutions, focusing on the business needs of our clients in critical areas, such as:
- Customer Relationship Management (‘CRM’)
- Inventory Management
- Professional Services Automation
- Customer Support
- Integration to External Systems
IT Due Diligence
IT due diligence evaluations are used to identify opportunities, identify and illuminate operational and compliance risks, and approximate costs specific to the IT function related to a business transaction. Gaining the right perspective on IT can significantly affect transaction viability and impact future business operations, integration and cost structure.
Cherry Bekaert’s IT due diligence consulting teams advise organizations on the state of their IT environment, systems, infrastructure, security, support services and related business processes. Our IT due diligence experts can help your organization plan for investment by identifying cost-saving opportunities, assessing potential risks and preparing for projected growth.
Our services consist of assessments in the following areas:
- Server/Network/Cloud Infrastructure
- Software Inventory
- Organization Assessment
- IT Assets & Obligations
- IT Processes
- Cyber Risk/Cyber Insurance