Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 08, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

CLE/CPE credit will not be awarded in this course.


The modern economy has placed immense pressure on businesses to speed up their operations while increasing profitability, managing their margins, and complying with ever-changing regulations. But to survive and stay ahead in a highly disruptive and volatile market, it has become critical for companies to leverage technological advances that can optimize their business processes and boost their organizational value. Many companies now lean on enterprise resource planning (ERP) to overcome these issues and gain a competitive edge.

However, ERP implementation can be complex and challenging as businesses must have an in-depth understanding of ERP before they select a software solution that aligns perfectly with their strategic goals.

Listen as information technology experts from Aptean Ron Poggi and David Levitt provide the audience with a comprehensive guide on how to leverage enterprise resource planning to improve your business operations. Speakers, among other things, will also discuss ways to avoid and overcome some of the top ERP implementation challenges.

Key topics include:

  • Leveraging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Improved Business Operations
  • Benefits and Advantages of ERP: Solving Modern Problems with Modern Solutions
  • Key Considerations for ERP Adoption
  • Common ERP Implementation Hurdles and Best Practices
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:


Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast




Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit: 

Law Practice Management


Total Credit: 

Business and Corporation1.0

Speaker Panel:

Ron Poggi, Senior Solutions Consultant
Apparel ERP Expert


Ron is a senior solutions consultant with over 15 years of industry specific experience with a strong information technology and computer information science background. He is skilled in Project Management, Professional Services, and Business Process & Analysis for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Advanced Warehouse Systems & distribution (AWS), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Financial solutions, and Shop Floor Control (SFC) all deployed On-premises, In-Cloud or Software as a Service (SaaS).

David Levitt, Senior Solutions Architect
Apparel ERP Expert


David brings over 30 years of industry experience in application development, system support, and quality assurance for ERP software applications. His extensive knowledge of apparel manufacturing, design, importing, distribution, financials, and product development allow him to be a trusted resource in assessing and addressing a business’ unique needs and desires.


Ron PoggiSenior Solutions Consultant

Apparel ERP Expert



David LevittSenior Solutions Architect

Apparel ERP Expert


  • Leveraging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Improved Business Operations
    • Centralized data repository
    • One system makes tasks easier
    • No duplicate entry
    • More accurate data
    • Quick and Easier Information Access
    • Process automation
  • Benefits and Advantages of ERP: Solving Modern Problems with Modern Solutions
    • Data integrity
    • Real-time visibility
    • Advanced Data Analytics
    • Process automation
    • Accessibility
    • Cost savings
    • Financials
    • Inventory Management and CRM
  • Key Considerations for ERP Adoption
    • Determine whether you really know what you are doing.
    • Ask yourself if you are ready to change
    • Start a quiet conversation
    • Improve your business before you improve your ERP system
    • Secure universal buy-in
    • Start at the bottom
    • Create a system that serves your customers
    • Forget about where you are today; define where you need to be tomorrow
    • Understand what’s possible
    • Find a potential business partner
    • Create a reporting system that leads to better decisions
    • Create a step-by-step selection plan
    • Don’t rush this project.
  • Common ERP Implementation Hurdles and Best Practices
    • Hurdles
      • You fall back on old business practices
      • You don’t have the support of senior leadership
      • Vendors will push for more functionalitythan you need
      • You only think about current business needs
      • On-premise ERP solutions require a huge initial investment
      • You think ERP implementation will be an inexpensive and fast process
    • Best Practices
      • Understand the responsibilities and resources of your implementation team
      • Invest in training and change management
      • Plan for future growth and scale
  • What Lies Ahead
    • Understand Why You Need an ERP System
    • Determine Your IT Strategy
    • Build an ERP Selection Team
    • Determine Your Business Requirements
    • Improve Your Business Processes
    • Determine a Data Management Strategy
    • Build a Long-list of ERP Systems
    • Build a Shortlist of ERP Systems
    • Schedule ERP Vendor Demos
    • Conduct a Business Readiness Assessment
    • Negotiate With ERP Vendors
    • Pause Before ERP Implementation

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 08, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • IT Managers/VPs/Directors
  • Supply Chain Managers/Directors
  • Procurement VPs/Directors/Managers
  • Business Process Managers/Directors
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Ron PoggiSenior Solutions Consultant
Apparel ERP Expert
David LevittSenior Solutions Architect
Apparel ERP Expert



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