Lumenia Consulting is delighted to announce the 11th running of the ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event taking place on 16th/17th October 2018 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport. Over the two days, 13 leading ERP vendors will go head to head to demonstrate their ERP solutions.


The event offers a unique opportunity for senior finance and IT executives and members of their ERP selection teams to meet, compare and experience leading ERP solutions under one roof and to learn how to manage their selection process ensuring benefits are maximised and risk is reduced.

Solutions suitable for various organisation sizes, from large corporations to SME’s, will be represented. Amongst the 13 demonstrating their ERP solutions are Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sage and Netsuite.

The event is the brainchild of Sean Jackson, Managing Director of Lumenia Consulting. “One of the pitfalls you can fall into when selecting a new ERP system, is to rely solely on the vendor’s sales demo because each vendor will have their own interpretation of what they think you are looking for, which makes it difficult to make comparisons,” says Jackson, “What you need the vendors to do, is to follow a predefined demo script so that you can compare apples to apples. This is the core idea of the ERP HEADtoHEAD™.

On Day 1, all vendors take part in an ‘Elevator Speech’ to introduce themselves. During this session vendors present a summary of their USP’s to convince delegates why it would be a good idea to attend their presentation.  Delegates can then choose to attend sessions focused on Finance, Production, Procurement, HR, Projects, Sales Quotation or Sales High Volume. Each demonstration lasts 60 minutes and is based on defined high-level scripts.  Attendees can also hear vendor-independent presentations from Lumenia Consulting on ‘Are you ERP Ready?’ and ‘Characteristics of Successful ERP Projects’.

Day 2, includes the opportunity to listen to a panel discussion from companies sharing their experiences of implementing ERP. There are lots of opportunities for delegates to meet with vendors in the expo area and to network and compare experiences with other organisations also planning an ERP implementation.

Since the event’s inception in 2010, it has grown each year.  The tenth ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event was held in June in Utrecht, Netherlands.  It was Lumenia’s first event in the Netherlands and is now an annual event in the calendar along with a UK event each March.

For pricing details, registration and further information, check out the event website at