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ERP implementations can be a daunting task. Organizations make significant investments not only in technology, but also in time and organizational resources associated with an implementation. 

Exploring and moving forward with a new ERP system may result from outdated systems, organizational growth, system deficiencies, or compliance related challenges facing an organization.  Each reason brings its own unique challenges.  Whether business drivers or compliance requirements are creating the need for a new system, it is imperative organizations follow a well thought out implementation methodology to maximize their investment.

This two-day class, Due Diligence of Business Systems Implementation, provides a comprehensive overview and interactive discussion addressing the attributes of successful ERP implementations through the involvement of IT, government compliance, and necessary back office operations. The class will examine the full lifecycle of a system implementation and identify best practices associated with capturing requirements, evaluating ERP system alternatives, developing designs, and completing the full implementation including data integration and applicable testing. All while maintaining focus on federal compliance considerations.  Benefits stakeholders will receive include:

  • IT – How to evaluate system options based on IT functionality, regulatory capability needs, and integration requirements;
  • Operations – The importance of operational stakeholders throughout the process to identify requirements and ensure a successful implementation; 
  • Compliance – The inclusion of compliance professionals throughout the implementation to ensure appropriate emphasis on policies, procedures, internal controls and compliant accounting practices.

We look forward to you joining us in this engaging session on due diligence of business systems. 

Dates and Locations
March 20-21, 2019
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL
$1375
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August 21-22, 2019
DC Metro Area - TBA
DC Metro Area, VA
$1275
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DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando Government Contracts Week
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All other locations
Day 1 
 
AM Session Part 1
Introduction
System Selection & Due Diligence
Project Mangement Roles & Responsibilities
Break
AM Session Part 2
Identifying and Defining Functional & Organizational Structures
Incorporating Functional & Organizational Design Into Compliant Cost Accounting Structures 
Lunch
PM Session Part 1
Key Business Systems Requirements Gathering & Documentation
Business System Criteria Reconciliation
Break
PM Session Part 2
Future State System Design

Day 2
 
AM Session Part 1
System Configuration & Build
Business System Compliance Review
Mock Conversions & Testing
Break
AM Session Part 2
Change Management Activities & Training
Cost Accounting Administration & Change Resolution
Lunch
PM Session Part 1
Go-Live
Post Production Support Activities
Break
PM Session Part 2
Preparing for Future DCAA System Audits
Course Summary & Discussion
Noah Leiden
Noah Leiden is a partner within Baker Tilly’s Government Contract Advisory Services Practice with more than 25 years of experience in the federal contracting environment. Noah advises clients and outside counsel on a host of cost accounting and compliance-related issues. Noah offers expertise regarding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and related agency supplements, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), contractor Business System requirements, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance, and Auditing Standards.  
Noah supports clients with U.S. federal government contracts to proactively prepare for upcoming government audits, respond to government audit issues, prepare contract pricing and proposals, develop indirect rate structures and accounting systems, establish and comply with business systems requirements, address investigations, and support merger and acquisition activities.
Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Noah worked at global accounting and consulting firms and started his career with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Noah’s clients include manufacturing, engineering, professional services, information and communications, healthcare, higher education, and not-for-profit organizations. 
Noah is a certified public accountant (CPA) and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University. Noah is also a frequent speaker at industry association events, webinars and trainings.
Peter Lauria
Peter is a partner at Baker Tilly where he is responsible for the leadership of the firm’s Business Information Systems Consulting practice.  His focus is on information systems planning, financial system design, software selection and implementation, and technology and business process integration.   Peter has over 25 years of professional and industry experience in the areas of management and systems consulting, public accounting and financial management.  Specifically, Peter has extensive experience leading business process transformation initiatives and organizational change management in connection with system implementations and IT initiatives. His particular focus is on organizations that have complex project accounting and management needs. He has led numerous large scale implementations of financial system applications across a wide variety of industries and he has assisted his clients with designing effective business processes to meet key operational objectives.
Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Peter was a Director at Arthur Andersen and he began his career in the audit practice at KPMG Peat Marwick.  In addition to his consulting experience, Peter has held key industry positions including chief financial officer and director of finance. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in accounting from Guilford College and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Peter is active in a number of business and charitable organizations nationally and in the Greater Washington DC metropolitan area and is a frequent speaker on industry and technical subjects.
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DC Metro Area - TBA
TBA
DC Metro Area, VA 
TRAVEL INFORMATION

Venue information for the 2019 Costs & Accounting Week (August 19-23, 2019) courses will be announced shortly. Please check back.

Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
8002047234
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $189/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.204.7234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by February 14, 2019 and are subject to availability.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during Orlando Government Contracts Week, March 18-22, 2019.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $189/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.204.7234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by February 14, 2019 and are subject to availability.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during Orlando Government Contracts Week, March 18-22, 2019.

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