#build In Public - Project P

#build In Public - Project P

*** UPDATE - the Project Pod build won the makerpad community building challenge!

Links to site and social feeds

what is project pod?


audience and community

ERP professionals hang-out - open for more details about ERP...

ERP = Enterprise Resource Management

A couple of definitions from two of the biggest players in the business, SAP & Oracle.

"The simplest way to define ERP is to think about all the core processes needed to run a company: finance, HR, manufacturing, supply chain, services, procurement, and others. At its most basic level, ERP integrates these processes into a single system." SAP
"ERP systems tie together a multitude of business processes and enable the flow of data between them. By collecting an organization’s shared transactional data from multiple sources, ERP systems eliminate data duplication and provide data integrity with a single source of truth." Oracle

Other major ERP software companies are Sage, NetSuite, Infor, Microsoft, Epicor, IFS and Deltek.

  • a growing ERP knowledgebase
  • a place to share and learn best practice
  • project management software reviews
  • "how to" guides to deliver great projects
  • ERP software reviews
  • ERP project management software reviews and user guides
  • The bluffers guide to ERP systems
  • Interviews with ERP professionals
  • ERP News
  • ERP specific job board
  • ERP career and training pathways

how we build

  • it's a thing, the theory is that it holds me accountable to the community for the build, the ERP community and the maker community.
  • It also allows the community to provide early feedback as they evaluate the product.
  • There's an active twitter #
#makerpad community challenge
  • I'm building this as part of the makerpad community challenge - I'm also part of the 6-week community building cohort. To find out more checkout makerpad

our community and tribe

  • ERP Project Managers
  • ERP Business Analysts
  • ERP Functional Consultants
  • ERP Technical Consultants
  • ERP Project PMO Coordinators
  • ERP Support Consultants
  • ERP Test Managers
  • ERP Training Consultants
  • ERP Students / Interns

"Together we will build the worlds most useful ERP Community"


our tech stack


In my humble opinion this is the best productivity app around, part database, part web-design, part life hacker - there's not much it can't do.


If you're anything like me, I hadn't heard of convertkit until recently. It's like mailchimp but more powerful, with more function and form. Brilliant for creating great marketing funnels and things like community waitlists


I first came across circle as a community platform when makerpad moved their forum to them. It's great visually and the layout, notifications and search all help with engagement - it's all about engagement not numbers!


To automate the flow


Integromat - like zapier but with more configuration options and complex workflow possibilities.

the next #BuildInPublic steps

create convertkit waiting list form
create notion / super holding site
create convertkit automation
create community strategy
create project build plan
Decide tech stack
create content plan
Build Notion pages and page structure for test build
Build Notion blog template
Integrate and circle forum
Integrate memberspace
Create key asset content
Configure convertkit for signup form
Whitelabel memberspace domain for SSO
configure circle community
configure memberspace with notion
review and update UX
add stripe to memberspace - not needed in Beta
Configure feedly/zapier for automated some content - news feeds, twitter feeds
invite ERP selected prospects to join the BETA and engage in feedback sessions
seed topics
Setup Airtable for content management and search, integration with Notion/so
configure search and filtering on circle database tables

who is Matt Wood....

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ERP project manager, analyst, consultant

Founder of SouthwestCIO NoCode studio


If you want to discuss this project further or have any suggestions for content or functionality, I'd be happy to chat - I'm either on twitter /link or arrange a call on calendly

Find me on Twitter @mattwoodbiz

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