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“Wait…What Exactly 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: April 29, 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: April 28, 2016 by
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Finding Cost Savings Through Business Process Reengineering

When most executives think of ERP systems, they associate them with high costs. Their next thoughts are the risks involved in implementing new enterprise software, the potential of implementation failure, operational disruptions and a host of other things that make any rational person think long and hard before making such an investment. When implemented effectively […]

Posted: April 27, 2016 by
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Is Your ERP Project Driving Innovation?

Organizations implementing ERP software are ultimately looking to improve their business productivity and efficiency through innovative technology. To achieve this goal, organizations should ensure that organizational changes promote their long-term business strategy. Companies that are hoping to maximize business benefits from their new ERP software must rethink their business processes and continuous improvement strategies in order to […]

Posted: April 26, 2016 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: April 25, 2016 by
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When the CEO Says No to New ERP Software

You know that your organization’s business processes are inefficient, but your boss just said “no” to your plea for new ERP software.  What do you do? First, ask yourself, how did you propose the idea to your boss?  Was there a compelling vision for the system that is consistent with your organization’s vision? Did you […]

Posted: April 22, 2016 by
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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: April 21, 2016 by
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Five Unexpected Causes of ERP Systems Failure

ERP failures don’t happen overnight. Instead, issues and risks percolate and bubble under the surface until they reach a breaking point. That breaking point usually entails someone being fired and/or sued, along with the plug being pulled on the projects. That’s a lot of wasted time, money and resources with very little to show for […]

Posted: April 20, 2016 by
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Using ERP Technology to Increase Public Sector Innovation

Public sector technology has brought us to a unique time in history. Government organizations now have the opportunity to take advantage of cost-effective innovation that delivers a high return on citizenship (ROC). Due to the ongoing financial crisis and budget cuts, government CIO’s, IT managers and civil servants are looking for ways to save money […]

Posted: April 19, 2016 by
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Five Qualities of Effective Project Managers

If a company has a weak project manager, the company’s success could hang in the balance –no one knows who is responsible for what; no one knows whether progress is being made; no one can see the big or the small picture. Eventually, the ERP implementation comes to an end but it may not be […]

Posted: April 18, 2016 by
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