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  • 300+ Quotes for ERP Implementations

    300+ Quotes for ERP Implementations

    Not sure if I’m wiser but as part of my knowledge sharing efforts, I would like to share 300+ quotes from over 50 books/resources that have influenced/guided my ERP journey.  Nothing beats “hands-on” experience but trust you may find some value.  These quotes are grouped into the following areas: Join the community! 16k followers across…

  • The Next Evolution of ERP: Adaptive ERP

    The Next Evolution of ERP: Adaptive ERP

    With the initial release of ERP, one of the key “game changers” was the ability of business users to access data and generates reports without direct IT involvement. This empowerment of the business user had a significant impact on business agility. Today, we continue to see ERP vendors focus on providing business-friendly tools for reporting…

  • Best of Breed vs. Integrated ERP

    Best of Breed vs. Integrated ERP

    We have all heard the proverb “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”   Applying this concept to business software, we would conclude that a business solution is only as strong as its weakest integration.  Usually overlooked and underestimated, integration is one of the most important factors to consider as part of a…

  • Creating a Flexible and Adaptable ERP Solution

    Creating a Flexible and Adaptable ERP Solution

    Every customer I assisted in their ERP implementation wanted an ERP solution that would be flexible and adaptable.   One of the key challenges and disappointments customers have with ERP are around flexibility and adaptability.  We also need to address the common misinterpretations associated with the concepts of a flexible and adaptable ERP solution.  Referring back to…

  • Customers – Insist on an ERP Knowledge Transfer Plan

    Customers – Insist on an ERP Knowledge Transfer Plan

    What Gets Tracked and Measured Gets Done How do you measure knowledge transfer?  Customers – have you ever received a report or completed checklist that demonstrated the Implementation Partner conducted knowledge transfer?   Knowledge transfer is a process, not just a milestone task on a project plan.  Consider the following illustration to identify the importance of…

  • Business Leads and Technology Supports

    Business Leads and Technology Supports

    There is a misconception in the ERP market that says technology is the key enabler to business maturity.  In a previous blog (ERP is Only Part of a Business Solution) I discussed the supporting role ERP plays in a business solution.  Business processes and people have a far greater influence on business process maturity and business results. …

  • Get it wrong the first time!  The case for ERP iterations.

    Get it wrong the first time! The case for ERP iterations.

    We have all heard the phrase “Get right the first time” used as part of an effort to reduce costs and accelerate implementations.  Unfortunately, many have interpreted this to mean doing an activity once.  We attempt to run ERP implementations as a production process.   Good production processes deliver the anticipated result (a known result), for…