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Surviving Stressful ERP Projects and Combatting Fatigue

Your ERP project is going great so far. You’ve selected a winning ERP system. Your project manager is exceptionally organized and has a structured timeline of deliverables that the team is quick to embrace. Everyone is on the same page and then . . . the inevitable happens. Everyone should have seen it coming – […]

Posted: July 27, 2015 by
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Linking Business Process Reengineering to Organizational (and ERP) Strategy

What are some of your ERP goals? Are you striving for lower labor costs? Improved customer service? How about overall growth? Whatever your company’s destination, well-designed business processes are the key to driving organizational strategy and achieving business goals during an ERP implementation. If ERP success and improved organizational performance is your desired destination, then […]

Posted: July 24, 2015 by
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How Innovative is Your ERP Consultant?

Innovation is a hot buzzword in the public sector. As described by Rasmus Hansen and Jens Skibsted, “The new breed of innovation professionals can be placed in two categories: innovation custodians and innovation word-slingers. The custodians are middle managers assigned to oversee the innovators and their processes. The word-slingers are external consultants that will take corporate […]

Posted: July 23, 2015 by
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ERP Failure? Five Ways to Build a Successful Case in an ERP Lawsuit

“Worst case scenario.” Those are never the words you want to hear when starting a new ERP implementation. However, based on how many system integrators and implementing organizations run their initiatives, these implementations too often lead to moderate or extreme failure. In unfortunate cases, these implementations turn to lawsuits. Over the last several years, I […]

Posted: July 22, 2015 by
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10 Ways to Avoid the “Panic Zone”

So you spent the last year or so preparing for the launch of your new ERP system. The core project team has made this their full-time job, you invested in training super-users and end-users and you have engaged and informed the rest of the staff about the coming changes that will result from the new ERP […]

Posted: July 20, 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: July 17, 2015 by
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Epicor Eagle N Series Receives Top Honors in the 2015 IT World Awards

Hot Companies and Best Products Category Winners Honored by Network Products Guide at Awards Ceremony in San Francisco Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Epicor® Eagle N Series™ retail business management software has been named a Gold winner in the 2015 […]

Posted: July 16, 2015 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 […]

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Is Your ERP Strategy Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Have you ever considered that your enterprise software strategy may be hurting your business more than it is helping? Most of us focus on the potential business benefits of leveraging enterprise systems, but few consider that we may be undermining our more noble intentions. With all the industry hype around various types of ERP and […]

Posted: July 15, 2015 by
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Navigating the Three Stages of ERP Stress

A complex project like an ERP implementation will likely be a stressful experience. With this anticipation, it is important to 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. […]

Posted: July 14, 2015 by
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