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Unpacking the Sales Proposal: Boilerplate vs. Custom

To customize or not to customize? While it may be an easy decision when making your Subway order, this is a pretty hefty question when it comes to your ERP software. It can be challenging to determine what in the proposal and proposed solution is boilerplate as opposed to custom for your organization. After all, […]

Posted: February 10, 2016 by
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Navigating the Stages of Public Sector ERP Stress

With the anticipation of a complex project like an ERP implementation, it is vital to both understand and plan for the stages of stress that your organization and its employees will undergo. The three stages of ERP stress are not very different from the stages of stress in other areas of our lives. During a […]

Posted: February 9, 2016 by
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How to Navigate International ERP Implementations

Everyone loves a party and ERP project kick-offs are no exception. It’s a chance to talk about change, envision the future, meet people in your organization you may have had little or no interaction with.  While people may say that they like change, functional areas, country offices and organizations don’t like the change that a […]

Posted: February 8, 2016 by
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How to Come Full-Circle With Your ERP Through IV&V

Recently I learned what goes into making a delicious, homemade pie.  One of the most important tricks to a good pie is consistency. This ensures that all of the ingredients are accurately added and evenly distributed. Unfortunately, the disproportion of any ingredient can change the overall success of a pie.  Coincidentally, what dictates the success […]

Posted: February 5, 2016 by
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Don’t Introduce Your ERP System to Employees Until You Read This

Introducing a new ERP system can be like throwing a bottle of bleach into a delicate ecosystem if not executed well.  We could talk about critically important things like top-down support or selecting the right system, but let’s assume those steps were well executed. Don’t underestimate the human factor. While most of today’s job descriptions […]

Posted: February 4, 2016 by
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Top Five Reasons to Attend ERP Boot Camp

Panorama’s next ERP Boot Camp is just around the corner on February 17-19 in Denver, Colorado. Our Boot Camps are three days of intensive and interactive ERP education in an informal setting. The subject material covers everything from software selection to implementation to organizational change management to ensure that guests not only walk away with a robust […]

Posted: February 3, 2016 by
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Just How Important is Independence in ERP Software Selection?

ERP software selection intimidates many organizations. One of the most challenging aspects of an ERP implementation is selecting software that supports your organization’s business processes and helps your organization achieve measurable improvements. Even more challenging? Finding a truly independent ERP consultant to help you through the process. When selecting enterprise software that meets your organization’s […]

Posted: February 2, 2016 by
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Five Differences Between ERP Failure and a Car Crash

Contrary to the beliefs of many, an ERP implementation is far more than a large IT project. It affects stakeholders in every functional area, and if it fails, it has dramatic consequences throughout an organization. With that said, an ERP failure is not unlike a car crash. Both are disasters that leave trauma and retrospection […]

Posted: February 1, 2016 by
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SURVIVOR: ERP Boot Camp

In less than three weeks, we are hosting our next ERP Boot Camp. This time, participants will travel to our headquarters in Denver, CO where they will push themselves to their ERP limits in Panorama’s intensive, in-depth training. Last year, there were only two survivors by the end of Day Three. OK, in reality, ERP […]

Posted: January 28, 2016 by
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Unpacking the ERP Software Proposal: Murky Terminology

The ERP software selection process isn’t without its share of pitfalls and ambiguities. Few of these challenges are intentionally caused by ERP vendors and their sales reps, but a number of oversights and lack of attention to detail early in the software evaluation cycle often come back to haunt organizations – especially as they get […]

Posted: January 27, 2016 by
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