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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: August 28, 2015 by
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Podcast: Findings From Panorama’s 2015 Manufacturing ERP Report

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Panorama’s 2015 Manufacturing ERP Report analyzes the ERP implementation results of manufacturing organizations, and provides an in-depth look at the unique challenges the manufacturing industry faces in regard to implementation cost, budget overruns, ERP customization and more. Join January Paulk, Director of Client Services, for a summary of Panorama’s manufacturing ERP market data to help benchmark your […]

Posted: August 27, 2015 by
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What is Business Process Management?

It’s unlikely that someone would go on a long journey without first procuring a map and planning their route. People have an easy time visualizing a destination when planning their route but don’t understand the pitfalls that lie in the journey. Business process management is the roadmap to the destination of a successful ERP implementation. […]

Posted: August 27, 2015 by
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Five Ways to Convince Your Boss That You Need a New ERP System

Building organizational support is one of the most challenging aspects of getting a new ERP project under way. No matter how difficult your current operational and technical environment is, executives are not always going to support a change – especially if they don’t see or understand the need. We often help our client teams navigate […]

Posted: August 26, 2015 by
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Five Common Mistakes in Public Sector ERP Projects

Any project, ERP or otherwise, will live or die by its project planning. I recently jumped in halfway through an ERP project to find that the project plan was a chocolate mess and had to be rebooted halfway through the implementation – the project team had to scrap the old plan and engineer a completely new project […]

Posted: August 25, 2015 by
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The Importance of Conducting an ERP ROI Analysis

While organizations initiate ERP projects for a variety of reasons, a substantial return on investment (ROI) is a motivation for most, if not all, organizations. A business case outlining the costs, expected benefits and ROI of an ERP implementation is an integral part to initiating an ERP project. For many organizations, a business case is […]

Posted: August 24, 2015 by
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Four Key Areas of Business Process Management

Industry leaders don’t achieve or keep their positions merely through clever strategies or financial engineering; they do so through superior execution of exceptional processes. Industry leaders use business process management (BPM) to deliver rapid and sustainable business value to their operations. BPM is the understanding, visibility and continuous performance improvement of an organization’s business processes, […]

Posted: August 21, 2015 by
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It’s All About Your People – ERP is Just a Tool

Change is at the core of every ERP project. ERP software requires organizations to change from an old way of doing things to a new way, and employees will have to adapt to this new way of completing day-to-day tasks. With this as common knowledge to most organizations, it’s amazing how many organizations continue to […]

Posted: August 20, 2015 by
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YouTube: Maintaining Your Competitive Advantage Through Business Process Reengineering

Some executives believe that they need to evaluate, redesign and reengineer their entire business prior to selecting and implementing a new ERP system. This is not the case. Watch this webinar clip to learn the value of focusing on business processes that offer your organization competitive advantage. The full webinar is available here: Business Process Reengineering: […]

Posted: August 20, 2015 by
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Five Differences Between a Technology vs. Business Focused ERP Implementation

It’s a constant battle: Technology vs Business. Over the last decade, both our thought leadership and our publications frequently opine the difference between ERP implementations that are business-focused versus those that are technology-focused. Traditional ERP consultants are experts in their specific technology, typically leading them to focus on the technological aspects of an implementation – […]

Posted: August 19, 2015 by
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