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Brainteaser: When does ERP requirements management start?
Recently I created a poll on LinkedIn asking the following question: Yes, I am disappointed with the # of responses, yet I have high respect for the respondents. Thanks to all for the feedback! First, I will start with the textbook answer that stakeholder management is the first step in requirements management. Good job my friend, Lauren! I’ve…
ERP Project 101: Organizational Fit Gap
I think we can all agree that organizational fit is a key consideration for successful ERP selections and implementations. However, mention the phase “fit/gap” or “gap analysis” and most people will fixate on the ERP software. There are several examples of functional/software fit-gap templates/activities but very few organizational fit-gap templates/guides. The goal of this blog…
Podcast: ERP Organizational Change Success
Dr. Jack G. Nestell and I discuss some key influences on ERP organizational change success for implementation success.
What is autonomous ERP and how will your ERP vendor support this emerging model?
ERP Value Hypothesis
Value stories and value hypothesis are the latest marketing trend that ERP vendors are using to persuade customers. These tactics are not inherently wrong, however the customer needs to use the same discipline in selecting the right ERP vendor.
ERP and KPIs
Practical guidance regarding KPIs and the role ERP plays in supporting KPI management.
Integration Trumps Functionality for Enterprise ERP
Many ERP integration cost analyses only focus on a small area and do not calculate the true cost of ownership. The purpose of this article is to elaborate on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for integrating multiple ERP systems.
Using AI/ML to Build Customer-specific ERP Roadmaps
The largest portion of ERP costs remains implementation costs. AI/ML guidance is a leading practice that can reduce implementation costs.
ERP Utilization Series: Measuring User Adoption and Engagement
It is generally accepted that user adoption and user engagement are key critical success factors for ERP business value realization. However, a majority of ERP implementations take a cursory approach where a qualitative method was utilized for measuring user adoption and user engagement. A qualitative approach focuses on data that is subjective, interpretive and exploratory. …
ERP Utilization Series: Business Value Realization
Implementing a Cloud ERP solution does not guarantee business value, regardless of the Cloud ERP provider (vendor). There are countless examples of customers that have not experienced the expected business value articulated in the sales cycle. Why is this? Naturally, when things go wrong every stakeholder will point the finger at each other. As each…
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