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Upcoming Event  |  06/06/2019  |  New York

The Pros & Cons of an ERP Investment

Accordion Roundtable Series Presents...
The Pros & Cons of an ERP Investment


Thursday, June 6, 2019
8:30 am


The Wayfarer 101 W 57th St.
New York, NY 10019

To ERP? Or not to ERP? That is the question.

A Shakespearean dilemma that continues to bemuse the private equity community…

There’s no denying that an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system—when implemented correctly and completely—can be the backbone of a company’s entire finance function. Not to mention, implementations gone “right” will immediately add value to a private equity-backed company by supporting key initiatives, scale of growth, and the realization of a sponsor’s value creation plan.

But what happens when an ERP implementation goes “wrong?” Unfortunately, studies suggest that this happens more than 60% of the time—causing companies to question whether it’s worth the large investment, not just financially, but also in time and dedicated resources.

Given high valuations, relatively short hold times, and implementation risks, does an ERP investment make sense for private equity-backed companies? Join us for breakfast as we set out to answer exactly that.

Specific discussion topics include:

  • How will an integrated ERP system impact a portfolio company’s value creation plan?
  • How will an ERP system impact the sell-side/due diligence process when preparing for exit?
  • What level of effort is required to ensure a successful ERP implementation?
  • If a sponsor does not invest in an ERP system, what are the alternatives?

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Meet the Discussion Leader

Pamela Stern
Pamela Stern
Managing Director, Accordion

Pamela Stern is a Managing Director with nearly two decades of experience stemming from roles at the Big 4, private equity, public and privately held companies. A certified public accountant, Pamela provides execution leadership and project execution for merger integration, business process improvement, financial close acceleration, and visibility reporting.  Read more