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Lessons From Successful CRM Implementations

About five years ago, the global economy was going through some pretty tough times. Economic activity was slowing in many industry sectors forcing most organizations into a defensive mode to control costs and stop the bleeding. During this time, we saw a large increase in companies looking to implement new ERP systems as a way […]

Posted: January 28, 2015 by
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The Importance of IT Strategy

Dependent upon the size and growth of an organization, opinions on the importance of IT strategy can vary. A current audit of your organization’s infrastructure, staff and budget can give you a baseline to benchmark against during organizational and IT changes. Gathering quantitative and qualitative data regarding IT can be overwhelming if it is done […]

Posted: January 27, 2015 by
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An IT Strategy That Would Please Charlie Sheen!

There is a belief that a new ERP system by itself will turn around a struggling business or make a thriving business more successful. As exciting as a new ERP system can be, servers, software and hardware are expensive. Organizations need to conduct due diligence to find the correct IT strategy for their needs instead […]

Posted: January 26, 2015 by
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Determining Global Design in a Global ERP Implementation

The global design of an ERP system needs to consider standardization, business benefits and the integration of political cultural differences within an organization. From an IT perspective, before engaging an organization in global design, it is important to define a framework of how IT plans to drive change with the new ERP system and how […]

Posted: January 23, 2015 by
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YouTube: Top Ten Predictions for the ERP Industry in 2015 – Part 2

This webinar clip covers two of the top ten predictions for the ERP industry as presented by ERP experts, Eric Kimberling of Panorama and Michael Krigsman of ZDNet and CxOTalk. Check back next Thursday for the next installment of this mini series. The full webinar recording is available here: Top Ten Predicitons for the ERP […]

Posted: January 22, 2015 by
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The Real Reason Why Public Sector ERP Implementations Fail

An ERP implementation can drastically improve the well-being of citizens by providing a positive return on citizenship (ROC). An ERP failure, on the other hand, can be detrimental to citizens. Government ERP failure is far too common, and projects have historically gone over budget by millions of dollars. A few years ago, the State of […]

Posted: January 22, 2015 by
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Clash of the ERP Project Managers: Change Management or No Change Management?

In our 2014 Clash of the Titans Report, we outline a quantifiable comparison of SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics – the leading ERP vendors in the industry. While this report has helped numerous organizations evaluate and select among these leading ERP systems, it does not necessarily address the role of organizational change management and it’s […]

Posted: January 21, 2015 by
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Barking Up The Wrong ERP

If you are anything like me, this time of year tends to make me introspective. You look back at your life wondering how and when it went so wrong. Did you marry the wrong person? Did you choose the wrong college? And for gosh sakes, did you pick the wrong ERP system? It seemed so […]

Posted: January 20, 2015 by
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Change Management Challenges in the Public Sector

Some would argue that change management strategies and tactics are synonymous across the public and private sector. While the overreaching principles are the same, each organization must take into account things like culture, unions, employee mindset and the abilities of leadership to drive changes. With ERP implementations we often find that resistance to change is […]

Posted: January 19, 2015 by
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YouTube: Top Ten Predictions for the ERP Industry in 2015 – Part 1

This webinar clip covers two of the top ten predictions for the ERP industry as presented by ERP experts, Eric Kimberling of Panorama and Michael Krigsman of ZDNet and CxOTalk. Check back next Thursday for the next installment of this mini series. The full webinar recording is available here: Top Ten Predicitons for the ERP […]

Posted: January 15, 2015 by
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