The Third Stage Experience

Third Stage was founded with the vision of providing unparalleled experience, thought leadership, and toolsets to help clients launch into the Third Stage of ERP software. We specialize in helping clients select, implement, and manage organizational change through digital transformation initiatives.

Due to our extensive industry experience, we have a deep bench of ERP consultants and digital transformation experts, with three offices across the globe. These resources are the best in the industry –trained in Third Stage’s thought unparalleled leadership and toolsets.

We also take pride in the fact that our CEO and Founder, Eric Kimberling, personally works with each and every one of our clients. We provide the talent of a large consultancy but combine expertise with a personal touch and leadership from the industry’s premier innovators within the digital transformation industry.

Learn more about the story behind Third Stage.

Why Third Stage?

After an extensive career as an independent ERP consultant, Eric Kimberling founded Third Stage Consulting with the best of the best ERP consultants and digital transformation experts that he has worked with in his 20+ year career.

His “first stage” was founding Panorama Consulting Group, the “second stage” entailed bringing on two business partners, while this “third stage” is intended to launch a new and different consulting firm into the stratosphere.

The term “Third Stage” has a number of meanings

It represents the third stage of a rocket launch, whereby the third-stage rocket detaches from the previous two to further launch to its final height and speed.
It personifies the vision of helping clients reach the “third stage” of a successful ERP implementation or digital transformation initiative.
It symbolizes the “third stage” of company maturity, where it is preparing for an IPO or aggressive growth – like many of our clients.
The album Third Stage by the classic rock band Boston initially inspired the company’s name.

Company Values



We only do what’s best for our clients, and we don’t engage in any “back-room” deals with software vendors or others.


Our difference is our people. We only select the best strategic thinkers and senior leaders to support our clients.


We don’t apply rigid methodologies or fill our engagements with graduates. We spend the time getting to know our clients and provide them with the knowledge, expertise and methods they need to be successful.


We believe it is important that every party in a business transformation or ERP program work closely together and in partnership with one another.


We are fully transparent with our clients and don’t engage in “shady business deals”.


Our people tune out the noise and use their extensive experience to concentrate on the real critical success factors and areas of risk.

Contact Us

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9227 E. Lincoln Ave., #200-453
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Toll-Free (866) 760-2698

Europe / UK

1 Bell Street
Maidenhead SL6 1BU
+44 (0) 7825 729079


27 Sears Parade North Lakes
Queensland Australia, 4509
+61 424 187 565

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