Packaged Software Selection & Implementation

 Packaged Software Implementation

We provide project management, business process consulting, application consulting and change management services to implement retail software solutions. We have specific software implementation expertise with the following types of third-party packages:

> Retail Planning Solutions > Allocation Solutions
> Revenue and Markdown Optimization Solutions > Demand Forecasting Solutions
> Merchandising Solutions > Replenishment Solutions
> Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions > Size and Pack Optimization Solutions

Contact us to learn more about our approach and Packaged Software Selection & Implementation Services.


    The professionals at The Parker Avery Group bring extensive packaged software implementation experience and a practical hands-on approach to help you implement change. Our deep functional knowledge, proven methodologies and experience working with software providers enable us to help you realize your project's benefits.

    Our Packaged Software Implementation Services include:

    End-to-End Software Implementation.

    We provide project management, business consulting, application consulting and change management services to implement leading retail solutions. We have experience and skills partnering with and implementing solutions from the major merchandising, planning, pricing, replenishment, order management and retail product lifecyle management (PLM) software providers in the marketplace.

    Business Process Design.

    Business process design is a critical part of a successful software implementation. We bring leading practice and industry insights to ensure your future business design is world-class and aligned with your initiative's objectives. Our business process design work provides a foundation for solution design, testing and training activities.

    Application Configuration.

    We translate the business and technical decisions made as part of the software design or software sprint into an efficient application configuration. This sets the foundation for testing and training the application in support of your future business needs.

    Day-to-Day Project Management.

    Our professionals serve as day-to-day project managers to drive the project plan and manage project resources to efficiently meet time commitments and project objectives. We also ensure project issues are addressed and closed as part of successful project execution. Visit our Project Management & Technology Implementation services page to learn more.

    Management and Analytical Reporting.

    We know that the implementation of software often requires a complementary set of analytical and reporting capabilities. Our team works with you to determine what must be measured, analyzed and reported to support your organization's strategic initiatives and to allow you to make effective decisions at all levels. Our experienced consultants help you create dashboards, scorecards, reports, and ad-hoc queries that deliver the right level of information, to the right person, at the right time.

    Packaged Software Testing.

    We help you define the testing strategy, develop the test scripts, execute testing and validate solution readiness. We combine practical testing experience with our deep domain expertise to provide you unparalleled verification of functional performance and software readiness. This same effort prepares you for effective training and user acceptance. Visit our Software Testing services page to learn more.

    Implementation Training.

    We provide services that help you train users on new software capabilities, roles, responsibilities and process changes. Our approach to training prepares individuals so they are aware of the business reasons for change, have the desire to support and participate in the change, know expectations and how to change, and have the ability to realize or implement required skills and behaviors. We bring training methodologies, tools and templates to make the training program more successful and effective. Visit our Training & Technology Implementation services page to learn more.

    Change Management Strategy and Execution.

    We offer expert services in helping you manage transition within your business. We facilitate the definition of your change management strategy by working with your executives and project team to understand principles, culture, scope of change and anticipated business impact. We help you manage organizational transition activities, prepare for long-term support and measure program success. Visit our Change Management & Technology Implementation services page to learn more.



Robert Kaufman
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Clay Parnell
President and Managing Partner
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Thought Leadership

Case Studies

Capability Identification and Technology Roadmap
Systems Implementation Roadmap
Legacy System Replacement Assessment
Core Merchandising and Finance Solution Selection
Software Strategy and Selection
Core Support Systems Package Selection
Order Management System (OMS) Design
Integrated Planning Strategy and Package Selection
PLM System Design and Implementation
Sourcing Application Implementation
Supply Chain Systems Assessment
Item Master Assessment and Implementation
Price Optimization Solution Implementation
Merchandise Planning Implementation (MFP)
Change Management Program
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

Point of Views

Retail Legacy Systems
Software Selection
Writing Business Requirements
Out-of-the-Box PLM
Retail Solution Implementations
The State of Retail ERP
Defining Change


Out of the Box Implementation - Proceed with Caution