Enterprise Systems (ES) strategy and the subsequent implementation decisions are some of the most critical decisions organisations encounter. A modern real-time ES digital backbone is no longer a nice to have. Failure to deliver as planned could very quickly put a company out of business. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is one of the most critical pieces of any ES strategy. Boards want to ensure that the decision making process to change them creates business implementation goals that everyone can buy-in to. One way to do that is to engage a provider that’s independent to facilitate the process and to ‘pressure test’ execution plans.