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Three Ways ERP Selection is Just Like College Football Playoff Selection: Thoughts From an ERP Consultant and Alabama Alum

Every year in college football the CFP committee’s main job is to unanimously select the four best teams to compete in the playoffs and bowl games. The committee is comprised of 13 members with backgrounds as diverse as anything from athletic directors to journalists. This committee then identifies small groups of teams to then evaluate […]

Posted: December 19, 2014 by
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Five Ways to Sell Your Boss on New ERP Software

Selling executive team members on the merits of a new ERP system can be an uphill battle for many of our clients’ project managers and core teams. While those closer to the front lines typically feel the pains of outdated legacy systems, managing the business through spreadsheets and other manual processes, executives often need a […]

Posted: December 17, 2014 by
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Defining Goals and Objectives for Your Government Agency

All types of organizations, from commercial to government, can benefit from an ERP implementation. Efficiency gains and increased data visibility are two outcomes of a successful ERP implementation that are not relegated to any particular type of organization. To achieve these outcomes, both private and public sector organizations should define goals and objectives during the […]

Posted: December 16, 2014 by
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Tuesday Poll: ERP Implementation Budget

There are many facets of an ERP implementation that can affect budget, which is why it has become an important factor in any ERP project. According to our 2014 ERP Report, over 52% of companies went over budget during their ERP projects. Did your company complete its ERP implementation within is original budget? Take a moment to […]

Posted: December 16, 2014 by
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Beyond Go-Live: Setting Goals That Matter

For a company in the midst of an ERP implementation, a go-live date becomes the holy grail of project milestones. The culmination of months of preparation, go-live represents the end of an arduous struggle towards improved processes and systems as well as the attainment of a well-deserved respite . . . or so many believe. […]

Posted: December 15, 2014 by
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Understanding Public Sector ERP Vendors: What They Say and What They Mean

The public sector is popular right now with ERP vendors and system integrators. Large vendors like Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and Infor are boosting their R&D funding and smaller vendors are also jumping in. But public sector projects offer a special set of challenges that shouldn’t be underestimated by these new vendors – or by the […]

Posted: December 12, 2014 by
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YouTube: Tips to Select the Best ERP Consultants

Choosing an ERP consultant for your ERP implementation can be a tricky proposition.  Given the fact that most ERP consultants contribute to ERP failures, are more concerned with the interests of the ERP vendors they partner with, and don’t have a robust or proven implementation methodology, choosing the right firm is one of the most […]

Posted: December 11, 2014 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: December 11, 2014 by
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Business Process Reengineering: The Missing Link in ERP Implementations?

Improving business processes has always been a key reason executives spend so much time, money and heartache perfecting their ERP implementations. Whether they are working to increase service to their customers, become more efficient and/or increase top-line revenue growth, most organizations look for some sort of tangible improvements to their businesses. With that said, business […]

Posted: December 10, 2014 by
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How Lean is Your Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is a phrase that encompasses lean manufacturing and six sigma process improvements into one overall management strategy. In order to understand how your company should embrace these principles, you must first understand the components of Lean Six Sigma and business process reengineering, particularly in the context of an ERP implementation. Efficiency and […]

Posted: December 9, 2014 by
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