ERP Consultant

Match companies with the best data management systems for their needs.
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Salary Range
$42,000 – $118,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do ERP Consultants do?

ERP Consultant, short for Enterprise Resource Planning Consultant, is a fancy title for someone who helps a business set up a vast computer system to tie together all its separate systems.

A large business must manage supplies, keep an eye on profits, pay employees, and do a host of other tasks. All this data is stored in various places and wading through it is a time-consuming nightmare. When a business decides it needs a better data management system, it calls the ERP Consultant. As an ERP Consultant, you hold the business’s hand through the scary transition to using an ERP system.

Once hired, you examine the types of data the business deals with. Large companies, your primary clients, deal with so much data it’ll make your head spin – but don’t worry! Popular ERP software is already designed to help you link all this data together. Using the software and your own computer skills, you set up an ERP system.

When the software is up and running, the business will find it easier to view and track the company data. It can use your system to make decisions that help earn more money and ensure employees are paid correctly. The business can also keep an eye on its tangible assets – physical items it owns that are worth money.

You make sure the system works properly and that the company knows how to use it. Then it’s off to the next big company who could use a little virtual housekeeping to get their data in order.

Should I be an ERP Consultant?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Enterprise Records Analyst, Enterprise Resource Planning Business Analyst, Enterprise Resource Planning Consultant See More

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