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The Job Description of an ERP Consultant

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ERP, or enterprise resource planning, is a process where companies streamline different departments, from human resources to billing, in one computer system to maximize efficiency. ERP consultants help businesses through the process.


ERP consultants typically have a college degree, and are experts in the field of computer software, specifically enterprise resource planning software.


ERP consultants are required to be knowledgeable in the latest technology in ERP software. Because different companies have unique needs, ERP consultants must be well-versed in the dynamics of the company using their consulting services.

Expected Salary

Depending on experience and place of employment, ERP consultants made an average annual salary between $60,000 and $100,000 in 2010, according to


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