Newton Consulting Announces Key Hire in Growing ERP Implementation Practice Area

Pittsburgh, PA – May 17, 2010 – Newton Consulting, LLC, a leading provider of IT and HR consulting services, announces the hiring of David Andrews as vice president and director of Newton Consulting’s ERP practice.

“Dave brings over 20 years of experience planning, managing and delivering IT strategies and systems implementations, including 18 years of global, full-scale SAP and Oracle implementations in various industries,” announced Rick Newton, president of Newton Consulting.

“Dave’s hiring and the creation of this new position is very exciting for us and is a reflection of our past growth and commitment to invest in the future,” he said. “We expect this practice area to help us better offer a full complement of services to the marketplace and achieve our mission – to implement the business and technology vision of our clients through premier, values-driven consulting solutions.”

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is software that integrates departments and functions across a company into a single computer system with a shared database, collectively serving the needs of separate departments, such as customer relationship management, financial management and supply chain. The result is an improvement in efficiency and functionality that positively impacts a company’s business performance. Newton Consulting’s ERP practice area specializes in implementations of SAP Business Suite and Oracle E-Business Suite, considered the top ERP software solutions for Fortune 1000 and mid-sized companies.

With this key hire, Newton Consulting is better positioned to serve the needs of mid-sized companies that  have similar complex information technology needs as large companies, but operate with smaller budgets. Newton Consulting offers a value proposition to this middle market by offering services of highly experienced consultants at lower market rates.  Newton Consulting accomplishes this by a unique shared-ownership operating model that attracts and retains senior-level consultants, while also reducing overhead costs and sharing those cost savings with clients.

“We are excited to add Dave’s experience and leadership to build upon the successful ERP implementation track record of our veteran top-tier resource team. Dave resonates deeply with our company’s mission, vision and values and provides a key leadership role for us,” said Newton.

“Our integrated systems provide ANSYS with the ability to efficiently capture and effectively analyze business information in a way that was not possible before,” said Gary Piganell, director of information technology at ANSYS, Inc., about a recent Oracle ERP implementation supported by Newton Consulting. “This has enabled us to better serve our customers and grow our business annually,” he said.

“Implementing ERP software can be a complex process, and typically requires flexible resourcing to meet the changing staffing and skill needs during a project’s timeline,” said Andrews. “Newton Consulting can help support a company’s team with specialized skills when and where the project needs them.”

Prior to joining Newton Consulting, Andrews spent 23 years with Accenture, where he was an executive partner and led the SAP and Oracle practices for Accenture’s communications and high tech industry clients.

About Newton Consulting
Newton Consulting is a unique and leading provider of IT and HR consulting services, providing an outstanding value proposition to clients as they move from vision to reality. With a superior team of experienced leaders and accomplished professionals, Newton Consulting specializes in providing IT Strategy, Project Management, Systems Integration and Legacy Application Support, as well as Health and Welfare Benefits Consulting and Recruitment Process Outsourcing services, to growing companies based in North America and Europe. Newton Consulting is able to serve an expanding customer base by attracting and retaining the best and brightest in the consulting field with its industry changing business model.

Whatever your IT or HR vision, Newton Consulting can implement it.

For more information, contact Newton Consulting at 800.883.1198, or visit www.newtonconsulting.com.

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