An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is the nucleus of any successful business. ERP systems provide decision-makers with the data, tools, and insights to make informed decisions. If designed and implemented correctly, a well-functioning ERP system can save your company time and money while increasing your competitiveness in an increasingly aggressive business climate.
By aligning the ERP system with financial and operational goals, we help our clients achieve more meaningful data, visibility to insights and cross-functional integration. Ultimately, this leads to stronger data-driven-decision making and high impact results. If you have an ERP system, our expert team can improve the performance, data extraction, and reporting. If you are outgrowing your accounting system, we can lead you through your journey from system choice through implementation.
Our unique approach helps you to select and tailor a system to meet your current and predicted needs. We begin by working with your management team to assess your needs based on your goals, business model, industry, and specialization. We have worked with all the popular ERP systems, and our recommendations are software agnostic. We work to ensure you end up with the best system for your needs that integrates your data, people, and processes. Our work includes the following:
We guide you through the choice, implementation, and conversion of your data from start to finish. We will ensure your accounting system adheres to all requirements imposed by federal regulations.
We’ve helped hundreds of clients upgrade to an ERP system compliant with government requirements. Our accelerated implementation method will get your team up and running quickly. We build implementation plans with data transfers; training-tailored programs specifically for your business and your team; custom reports for data analytics; and advanced support packages to keep you current and coordinated with your growth strategy. In addition, our partnerships with Deltek and Unanet have us uniquely positioned to help your business.
Christine Heckman Spano’s clients benefit from her thirty years of helping business leaders to take advantage of opportunities and solving challenges with Government Contracting, FAR Compliance, ERP System Implementations, Strategic Planning, Financial Modeling, and Management Consulting.
Christine’s experience spans both public accounting and private industry, providing her with a unique understanding of her client’s needs. Christine has significant project management and industry experience at the Controller level in the government contract industry. Christine is a Subject Matter Expert in FAR compliance, including implementing FAR-compliant accounting systems. In addition, she has recognized expertise in helping organizations strengthen their internal controls, developing forward pricing and pricing strategies, budgeting, and complex financial modeling.
In her ERP implementation assignments, she is experienced in Deltek, Unanet, Microsoft Dynamics, and GP.
Christine holds a BSBA from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. MBA from the John Hopkins University – Carey Business School and a Master’s Certificate in Government Contract Management from Villanova University. She is a member in good standing with the AICPA and MACPA and is a Certified Information Technology professional.
Jessica’s clients benefit from the fact that she has sat in their chairs, and she understands firsthand the problems that result from ERP systems that don’t meet the organization’s needs. However, Jessica also knows that each organization is different, so she starts every engagement by listening to her clients describe their needs and environment. She enjoys helping organizations achieve optimal performance by integrating their strategy, operations, accounting, and human resources.
She started her career in the private government contracting industry, where she gained extensive hands-on experience in accounting and project financial reporting requirements through the daily management of business operations for several small, mid-sized, and large government contractors. Today, she leverages those experiences to help others develop and implement the best configuration for their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, primarily with government contractors, nonprofit organizations, and commercial entities.
Jessica primarily focuses on implementations and helping her clients get the most out of their ERP system investments with Deltek Costpoint, Unanet, or Microsoft Dynamics. Jessica also provides training and helps develop written procedures. Along with leading the Deltek implementation group at Saggar & Rosenberg, Jessica heads up the Costpoint outsourcing practice.
Jessica has extensive knowledge of FAR, CAS, and OMB Circulars and considerable experience interfacing with DCAA and other government audit agencies, financial institutions, and public accounting auditors.
Jessica graduated with a B.S.B.A. in Management with concentrations in Accounting, Management Information Systems, and Marketing from the University of Alabama at Huntsville. She serves as Treasurer for a local Non-Profit. In the Fall, she can be found supporting the Alabama Crimson Tide. Travel is a passion of hers, and every year she embarks on international adventures with her friends.