ERP Expert Witness & SCM, CRM Software Defects Testimony
Brooks Hilliard has extensive experience as an ERP expert witness, consulting and testifying about business-oriented software such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications.
He has been a consulting and/or testifying expert in more than 50 cases involving computer systems alleged to have software defects, faulty operation, and/or defective performance (see also System/Software Implementation page),. He has been engaged by counsel for both users and vendors for assignments have involving some of the industry’s largest software developers.
Representative engagements include:
Most of these projects involve allegations of negligence, misrepresentation, fraud, inadequate testing, flawed development, deficient implementation services below minimum industry standards, ineffective or nonexistent software quality control (including failure to adhere to ISO 9000/9001 certified procedures and/or the Software Engineering Institute’s CMM/CMMI processes) and/or functionality, service/support, reliability or performance below minimum industry standards.
Mr. Hilliard’s has been engaged and testified testified in cases involving manufacturing, distribution, publishing/media, professional services and government, as well as applications in a wide variety of other industries. Issues have covered software and/or system installation, implementation, customization and modification (particularly for ERP and CRM software), as well as project management, support and other services provided by software firms and independent contractors.
Actions have included review of actions by software developer, implementation partner and software licensee; review of electronic discovery; production of opinion letters and affidavits; assistance in case strategy; preparation of interrogatories and deposition questions; deposition testimony, trial testimony and assistance in settlement negotiations.
Attorney references and case captions are available on request.
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Business Automation has been engaged in more than 50 suits between computer and software vendors and their customers, including engagements by both vendors’ and customers’ law firms.
Areas of expertise
Brooks Hilliard has been qualified as an expert on software defects, computer hardware defects and flawed computer system implementation, including matters related to all types of business software. He has also worked as an expert in patent and trade secret litigation.
Law firm clients
Business Automation has been engaged by several of the country’s largest law firms, as well as local firms throughout the United States.
Brooks Hilliard has been a consulting and/or testifying expert in more than 90 computer and software-related cases in more than 30 states. He has been qualified to testify in both state and federal jurisdictions.
Fewer than 15 consultants in the world
Team of Experts
Business Automation has Associates specializing in Software Quality, Call Center management and Systems, Software Project Management, Software Development, Computer Forensics, and Telecommunications systems and networks.