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Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software


Available Date(s)
Thursday, June 04, 2020: 11:00AM EDT
Wednesday, September 09, 2020: 11:00AM EDT
Tuesday, December 08, 2020: 11:00AM EST

Cost Free
CPE Credits 1.0 hour
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Course Level Basic
Instructional Method Group Internet Based
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Description

Enterprise Resource Planning software is designed to help companies manage the key components of their business - from sales and marketing to planning and production to inventory and finance - in one seamless experience. Real-time visibility into the business is perhaps the greatest benefit of ERP. When implemented properly, the right ERP system can provide business clarity, flexibility and operational agility. Do you know how to determine which ERP system is best fit for your organization or client?  This presentation will examine what ERP software is and the importance of an effective ERP system for businesses of all sizes and in all industries.
Course Objectives:

  • Learn the Basics of ERP Software

  • Compare Cloud vs. On-Premise ERP Solutions

  • Identify Key Vendors in the ERP Industry

  • Explore ERP Implementation

  • ERP Contract Reviews

Henry Struckel

Brown Smith Wallace
Manager, Advisory Services


Henry Struckel is a Manager in the Business Process and Systems Group at Brown Smith Wallace. His responsibilities include conducting ERP software research and evaluation for manufacturing, distribution and service companies.

Henry has more than 20 years of experience as a sales consultant, system analyst, and director of support and system implementation in the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors. His key areas of expertise include:

  • Business Process Requirements Analysis
  • Software Selection and Evaluation
  • ERP Contract Negotiations and Pricing
  • Software Implementation and Project Management
  • Customer Relationship Management

Prior to joining Brown Smith Wallace, Henry was a software sales consultant and systems analyst for Amtech Software, a provider of software solutions for the corrugated and folding carton manufacturing industries worldwide. He was responsible for selling comprehensive ERP software to new and existing clients, demonstrating and providing installation support as needed. His specific areas of focus included job costing, plant data collection, quality control and warehouse management functionality in the software. Henry also supervised sales and demonstrations for mobility software, which included iPad and iPhone applications for sales automation and electronic signature capture for shipping and logistics.

Henry also spent seven years as the director of support and system implementations for a local Sage Software reseller, which also had its own ERP software for the corrugated manufacturing industry. Henry maintained the help desk and implemented more than 200 ERP software installations. He is experienced in quality assurance, on-site and remote training, and technical documentation.

Henry’s background includes a concentration in accounting at The University of Dayton and University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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About Our Presenter

Brown Smith Wallace – an independent member firm of Moore Stephens North America – is a nationally recognized, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 300 employees. The firm serves its long-term base of family owned, private companies with audit, accounting and tax services as well as a wide variety of business consulting services.

We provide many of the St. Louis area’s largest companies with value-added consulting services such as business performance consulting; business valuations; data analysis; cybersecurity; employee benefit plan audits; independent insurance consulting; internal audit, IT audit and other related risk services; litigation support; transaction advisory services; and specialty tax services such as family wealth planning, state and local taxes (including sales and use tax consulting), credits and incentives, property tax and international tax services.

Brown Smith Wallace serves a wide variety of industries with particular expertise in broker-dealers, captive insurance companies, construction, financial institutions, health care, high-net-worth families and individuals, insurance companies, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit organizations, private equity firms, public sector, real estate, retail and startups.