Tag: ERP Strategy

  • Autonomous ERP

    Autonomous ERP

    What is autonomous ERP and how will your ERP vendor support this emerging model?

  • Using AI/ML to predict ERP Utilization

    Using AI/ML to predict ERP Utilization

    There are not many methods on how to maximize ERP utilization. There are approaches that do a commendable effort in identifying some of the factors that influence ERP utilization.  What is lacking are predictability, repeatability and harmony across the key components of a business solution.  In my 25 years of ERP consulting experience, I have…

  • 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…

  • JIT is Just Plain Wrong for Cloud ERP

    JIT is Just Plain Wrong for Cloud ERP

    Given that we are well in the third decade of ERP implementations, I still observe ERP implementations following outdated/misguided concepts that do not utilize limited resources to the fullest.  One of these misapplied concepts is Just-In-Time (JIT) training.  End user enablement continues to be an implementation challenge primarily due to the limited investment made for…

  • ERP Project 101:  Organizational Fit Gap

    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…

  • Troubleshooting ERP Projects

    Troubleshooting ERP Projects

    During my career in ERP consulting I  had several opportunities to be involved in deployment of emerging ERP products and services.  As with any innovation rollout there are challenges to overcome and I had to learn how to quickly triage ERP projects for success.  Troubleshooting an ERP project is more than just performing an assessment…

  • BPR, BPM and ERP

    BPR, BPM and ERP

    I had a customer ask me about the relationship between BPM and ERP.  Does ERP implement BPM or do you need to have BPM before ERP?  Is an ERP implementation a BPR project?  Who’s on first?  As the ERP industry evolves it has become evident that additional disciplines like Business Process Management (BPM) and Business…

  • Business to IT Alignment – A Practical Discussion

    Business to IT Alignment – A Practical Discussion

    Business to IT alignment is an objective that most technology and business leaders would agree as essential for agility.  However, ask for a definition of Business to IT alignment or how to implement an alignment strategy and the likely results are conflicting information and vague guidance.  In the following blog I will try to add…

  • Progressive Leadership for ERP

    Progressive Leadership for ERP

    Knowledge transfer is only the beginning to enablement. Many implementation partners (including myself) have handled enablement as an event or milestone that occured as part of the cut-over to production.  We as implementation partners too often assume that the traditional, informal “do what I do” approach between consultants and customer was sufficient for customer enablement. …

  • Key Project Management Strategies for ERP implementations

    Key Project Management Strategies for ERP implementations

    I had a colleague ask me what are the key project management strategies for successful ERP/COTS implementations. I laughed and told my friend that I’m still learning! My friend is an experienced, certified project manager (PMP) so I spared him the foundational best practices (approved project charter, executive support, risk management, communications, etc). These core…