ERP Webinars and Events Schedule

The below list represents upcoming webinars and events hosted by Panorama Consulting. On-demand ERP webinars also are available. If you’re looking for one of our recorded podcasts, please visit our ERP Podcasts page.

Webinars

How to Define the Best IT and ERP Strategy Roadmap for Your Organization, Some organizations jump right into ERP selection and implementation initiatives without first fully considering the strategic alternatives available to them. However, some best-in-class organizations are first defining a strategic roadmap before embarking on ERP, CRM, SCM, HCM, or other enterprise software engagements. By taking a more deliberate and measured approach, these organizations are setting themselves up for success without taking on unnecessary costs or risks. Facilitated by Eric Kimberling, Managing Partner of Panorama, and Shane Barger, VP of Consulting Services at Guide Technologies, this 60-minute session will illustrate how organizations can define the best enterprise strategic roadmap for their organizations. Leveraging lessons from Panorama’s extensive IT and ERP strategy experience with clients across the globe, this webinar will address the following topics:
  • Current trends in the enterprise software and ERP system industry
  • Identify the best strategic options based on enterprise software industry trends, and more importantly, best-practices among industry peers
  • Weighing the pros and cons of various strategic alternatives as it relates to IT and enterprise systems
  • Define the business case and cost-benefit of the various strategic alternatives
  • How to define a roadmap for implementing the chosen strategic alternatives
on Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:00 AM
in 00:56 hours.
Duration: 01:00 hours.
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Leveraging Technology to Grow Top Line Sales, Many companies are using technology to manage a demanding and competitive sales environment. This includes utilizing CRM software packages such as Salesforce.com, Sage, etc., to actively manage and forecast sales. As buying behavior continues to change, other technologies like marketing automation software serve as an effective tool for identifying customer interest, and most importantly, providing a consistent branding message platform for customers and prospects. Waiting to get back to the office to close a deal is no longer acceptable. Today's technology-driven sales environment means customers and prospects can get information when they want it and how they want it. In this webinar you will learn how technology can help grow your top line sales and how other companies are using this technology. Most importantly, we will provide a short assessment tool to evaluate how you are currently utilizing technology in your sales process.
    on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 11:00 AM
    in 5 days and 01:56 hours.
    Duration: 01:00 hours.
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    Review of Panorama's Process Management Report, Hosted by Eric Kimberling, Managing Partner of Panorama; Michael Krigsman, internationally recognized advisor and enterprise analyst; and January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama, this interactive webinar will present findings from Panorama's 2014 BPM Report. This hour-long discussion will cover data related to benefits realization and the role that business process management plays in ERP implementation. on Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:00 AM
    in 7 days and 00:56 hours.
    Duration: 01:00 hours.
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    The Importance of Independent Verification and Validation and Project Management Oversight, According to Gartner, 78% of public sector implementation projects result in failure, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. However, an effective Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) and Project Management Oversight (PMO) program can help your organization reduce the risk of failure. With increased public scrutiny, it is important to have a fail-safe plan. Join January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama, for a 60-minute, interactive webinar discussing the necessity of IV&V. Well-executed IV&V programs give agencies the opportunity to successfully implement enterprise software and accurately measure ROI. Topics of discussion include:
    • Understanding IV&V and Project Management Oversight
    • Common challenges with enterprise software implementations
    • Innovative thinking for the public sector
    • Costs and benefits of an IV&V program
    • Measuring return on investment
    • Q&A
    on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:00 AM
    in 13 days and 00:56 hours.
    Duration: 01:00 hours.
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    The Path to ERP Implementation Planning, Join Eric Kimberling, managing partner of Panorama Consulting, to learn how to save time and money with proper ERP implementation planning and preparation. Kimberling will offer advice and insight applicable to all types and sizes of ERP projects (including SAP implementations, Oracle E-Business Suite implementations, Microsoft Dynamics implementations and Tier II implementations). Topics of discussion include:
    • ERP project management, controls and governance methodologies
    • Resource allocation and budgeting
    • Business process and workflow definition / improvement
    • ERP system design and configuration requirements
    • Organizational change management, communications and training
    • Benefits realization
    • Data migration strategy
    on Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:00 AM
    in 14 days and 00:56 hours.
    Duration: 01:00 hours.
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    Five Project Management Challenges in the Public Sector, The public sector faces unique project management challenges – public sector organizations must adhere to strict processes and procedures while striving to please stakeholders. This 60-minute webinar hosted by Rich Farrell, Senior Manager of Client Services at Panorama, will discuss the following:
    • Common project management challenges in the public sector
    • Failure points of poorly managed public sector projects
    • Creating a project management oversight methodology
    • Q&A
    on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:00 AM
    in 19 days and 00:56 hours.
    Duration: 01:00 hours.
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    Five Key Organizational Change Management Challenges With ERP Implementations, ERP software implementations often entail significant organizational disruption, risk, uncertainty, and anxiety among an implementing company's employees, customers, and vendors. However, one of the most common reasons many ERP projects fail is because they fail to adequately address these important organizational change management issues. This webinar will provide tangible examples of some of the organizational change management challenges that most ERP implementations face. Hosted by January Paulk, Director of Client Services, and Rick Platz, Manager of Organizational Change, this free 60-minute webcast will cover the following:
    • Comparison of implementation benchmarks of successful vs. failed ERP initiatives
    • Overview of the most important ERP implementation success factors
    • Detailed discussion of five common organizational change management challenges during ERP deployment
    • Recommendations on how organizations can leverage organizational change management tools and processes to mitigate these challenges
    on Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:00 AM
    in 21 days and 00:56 hours.
    Duration: 01:00 hours.
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    ERP Software Selection Success: 10 Tips from the Pros at Panorama, This 60-minute interactive webinar will explore the ways companies can evaluate and find the right ERP software for their organizations. The webinar will be hosted by January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama The webinar will cover the following:
    • Overview of the ERP software market
    • Challenges of finding the right ERP software
    • Key considerations in evaluating ERP software options
    • Pros and cons of various types of ERP solutions, including traditional, Software as a Service (SaaS), and open source
    • Avoiding common pitfalls in the ERP software selection process
    • Negotiating effectively with your selected ERP vendor
    • Question and answer session
    on Thursday, 02 April 2015 10:00 AM
    in 28 days and 00:56 hours.
    Duration: 01:00 hours.
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    Business Process Reengineering: A Key Component of ERP ROI, Join January Paulk, senior manager of organizational change and business process management services at Panorama, for a 60-minute, interactive webinar discussing the necessity of business process reengineering in an ERP implementation. Well-conceived and executed business process management gives organizations the opportunity to gain true efficiencies and improvements – but only if they know how to take advantage of it. Topics of discussion include:
    • The role of business process reengineering in ERP implementations
    • Key differences between business process reengineering and business blueprinting
    • The illusion of “pre-configured solutions” and “industry best practices”
    • Overview of organizational change related to ERP implementations and business process redesign
    • Question and answer session
    This webinar is a must for organizations intent on reaping measurable business benefits and ROI from their ERP implementations.
      on Thursday, 09 April 2015 10:00 AM
      in 35 days and 00:56 hours.
      Duration: 01:00 hours.
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      The Importance of Independent Verification and Validation and Project Management Oversight, According to Gartner, 78% of public sector implementation projects result in failure, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. However, an effective Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) and Project Management Oversight (PMO) program can help your organization reduce the risk of failure. With increased public scrutiny, it is important to have a fail-safe plan. Join January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama, for a 60-minute, interactive webinar discussing the necessity of IV&V. Well-executed IV&V programs give agencies the opportunity to successfully implement enterprise software and accurately measure ROI. Topics of discussion include:
      • Understanding IV&V and Project Management Oversight
      • Common challenges with enterprise software implementations
      • Innovative thinking for the public sector
      • Costs and benefits of an IV&V program
      • Measuring return on investment
      • Q&A
      on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:00 AM
      in 47 days and 00:56 hours.
      Duration: 01:00 hours.
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      Confessions of an SAP Expert Witness, There is no question that a properly installed SAP package can help a company transform and gain more value from its operations. But no company should invest in SAP without understanding the risks. Panorama consultants specialize in providing project assessments and expert witness testimony for failed SAP projects and are thus all too familiar with the missteps businesses can make in its implementation and usage. This 60-minute webinar hosted by Eric Kimberling, managing partner of Panorama Consulting Solutions, will provide insight gleaned from his years "on the stand" providing expert opinion on SAP failures. The webinar will cover the following with regards to SAP implementations:
      • Investing time in ERP software selection
      • Adequately managing project scope and cost
      • Creating realistic budget and implementation plans
      • Defining and testing business requirements and workflows
      on Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:00 AM
      in 49 days and 00:56 hours.
      Duration: 01:00 hours.
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      Lessons Learned From Best-in-Class ERP Implementations, Hosted by Eric Kimberling, managing partner of Panorama Consulting Solutions, this interactive webinar will explore the key differentiators between ERP implementations that meet (or beat) expectations and those that don't perform as well. Using Panorama's 2014 ERP Report as a backdrop, the session will highlight data from studies of over 2,000 ERP implementations to outline what organizations can do to achieve the results of best-in-class ERP implementations. The webinar will cover the following:
      • Key findings from our annual ERP Report
      • Results of best-in-class ERP implementations vs. average implementations
      • Differentiators of best-in-class ERP implementations
      • Tips to make your ERP implementation more successful
      • Question and answer session
      on Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:00 AM
      in 56 days and 00:56 hours.
      Duration: 01:00 hours.
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      Ten Selection and Procurement Tips From the Public Sector Pros, This 60-minute webinar will explore ways organizations can select and procure the right enterprise software. Hosted by January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama, the webinar will cover the following:
      • Overview of the public sector enterprise software market
      • Challenges of finding the right enterprise software
      • Key considerations in evaluating enterprise software
      • Pros and cons of various deployment options, including traditional, software as a service (SaaS) and open source
      • Avoiding common pitfalls in the selection process
      • Negotiating effectively with your selected vendor
      • Question and answer session
      on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:00 AM
      in 61 days and 00:56 hours.
      Duration: 01:00 hours.
      Learn More or Register for Event
      ERP Software Selection Success: 10 Tips from the Pros at Panorama, This 60-minute interactive webinar will explore the ways companies can evaluate and find the right ERP software for their organizations. The webinar will be hosted by January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama The webinar will cover the following:
      • Overview of the ERP software market
      • Challenges of finding the right ERP software
      • Key considerations in evaluating ERP software options
      • Pros and cons of various types of ERP solutions, including traditional, Software as a Service (SaaS), and open source
      • Avoiding common pitfalls in the ERP software selection process
      • Negotiating effectively with your selected ERP vendor
      • Question and answer session
      on Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:00 AM
      in 63 days and 00:56 hours.
      Duration: 01:00 hours.
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      Five Project Management Challenges in the Public Sector, The public sector faces unique project management challenges – public sector organizations must adhere to strict processes and procedures while striving to please stakeholders. This 60-minute webinar hosted by Rich Farrell, Senior Manager of Client Services at Panorama, will discuss the following:
      • Common project management challenges in the public sector
      • Failure points of poorly managed public sector projects
      • Creating a project management oversight methodology
      • Q&A
      on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:00 AM
      in 75 days and 00:56 hours.
      Duration: 01:00 hours.
      Learn More or Register for Event
      The Path to ERP Implementation Planning, Join Eric Kimberling, managing partner of Panorama Consulting, to learn how to save time and money with proper ERP implementation planning and preparation. Kimberling will offer advice and insight applicable to all types and sizes of ERP projects (including SAP implementations, Oracle E-Business Suite implementations, Microsoft Dynamics implementations and Tier II implementations). Topics of discussion include:
      • ERP project management, controls and governance methodologies
      • Resource allocation and budgeting
      • Business process and workflow definition / improvement
      • ERP system design and configuration requirements
      • Organizational change management, communications and training
      • Benefits realization
      • Data migration strategy
      on Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:00 AM
      in 77 days and 00:56 hours.
      Duration: 01:00 hours.
      Learn More or Register for Event
      Business Process Reengineering: A Key Component of ERP ROI, Join January Paulk, senior manager of organizational change and business process management services at Panorama, for a 60-minute, interactive webinar discussing the necessity of business process reengineering in an ERP implementation. Well-conceived and executed business process management gives organizations the opportunity to gain true efficiencies and improvements – but only if they know how to take advantage of it. Topics of discussion include:
      • The role of business process reengineering in ERP implementations
      • Key differences between business process reengineering and business blueprinting
      • The illusion of “pre-configured solutions” and “industry best practices”
      • Overview of organizational change related to ERP implementations and business process redesign
      • Question and answer session
      This webinar is a must for organizations intent on reaping measurable business benefits and ROI from their ERP implementations.
        on Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:00 AM
        in 84 days and 00:56 hours.
        Duration: 01:00 hours.
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        The Importance of Independent Verification and Validation and Project Management Oversight, According to Gartner, 78% of public sector implementation projects result in failure, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. However, an effective Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) and Project Management Oversight (PMO) program can help your organization reduce the risk of failure. With increased public scrutiny, it is important to have a fail-safe plan. Join January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama, for a 60-minute, interactive webinar discussing the necessity of IV&V. Well-executed IV&V programs give agencies the opportunity to successfully implement enterprise software and accurately measure ROI. Topics of discussion include:
        • Understanding IV&V and Project Management Oversight
        • Common challenges with enterprise software implementations
        • Innovative thinking for the public sector
        • Costs and benefits of an IV&V program
        • Measuring return on investment
        • Q&A
        on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 10:00 AM
        in 89 days and 00:56 hours.
        Duration: 01:00 hours.
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        Lessons Learned From Failed ERP Implementations, There is no question that a properly installed ERP package can help a company transform and better maintain its overall operating functions. However, no company should invest in an ERP project without a realistic understanding of both the risks and the rewards offered by this software, as well as how to effectively manage its implementation and usage. This 60-minute webinar hosted by Eric Kimberling, managing partner of Panorama Consulting Solutions, will provide insight into the key steps business should take to realize the full benefits of an ERP system. The webinar will cover the following:
        • Investing time in ERP software selection
        • Adequately managing project scope and cost
        • Creating realistic budget and implementation plans
        • Defining and testing business requirements and workflows
        on Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:00 AM
        in 91 days and 00:56 hours.
        Duration: 01:00 hours.
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        Five Key Organizational Change Management Challenges With ERP Implementations, ERP software implementations often entail significant organizational disruption, risk, uncertainty, and anxiety among an implementing company's employees, customers, and vendors. However, one of the most common reasons many ERP projects fail is because they fail to adequately address these important organizational change management issues. This webinar will provide tangible examples of some of the organizational change management challenges that most ERP implementations face. Hosted by January Paulk, Director of Client Services, and Rick Platz, Manager of Organizational Change, this free 60-minute webcast will cover the following:
        • Comparison of implementation benchmarks of successful vs. failed ERP initiatives
        • Overview of the most important ERP implementation success factors
        • Detailed discussion of five common organizational change management challenges during ERP deployment
        • Recommendations on how organizations can leverage organizational change management tools and processes to mitigate these challenges
        on Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:00 AM
        in 98 days and 00:56 hours.
        Duration: 01:00 hours.
        Learn More or Register for Event
        Ten Selection and Procurement Tips From the Public Sector Pros, This 60-minute webinar will explore ways organizations can select and procure the right enterprise software. Hosted by January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama, the webinar will cover the following:
        • Overview of the public sector enterprise software market
        • Challenges of finding the right enterprise software
        • Key considerations in evaluating enterprise software
        • Pros and cons of various deployment options, including traditional, software as a service (SaaS) and open source
        • Avoiding common pitfalls in the selection process
        • Negotiating effectively with your selected vendor
        • Question and answer session
        on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10:00 AM
        in 103 days and 00:56 hours.
        Duration: 01:00 hours.
        Learn More or Register for Event
        The Path to ERP Implementation Planning, Join Eric Kimberling, managing partner of Panorama Consulting, to learn how to save time and money with proper ERP implementation planning and preparation. Kimberling will offer advice and insight applicable to all types and sizes of ERP projects (including SAP implementations, Oracle E-Business Suite implementations, Microsoft Dynamics implementations and Tier II implementations). Topics of discussion include:
        • ERP project management, controls and governance methodologies
        • Resource allocation and budgeting
        • Business process and workflow definition / improvement
        • ERP system design and configuration requirements
        • Organizational change management, communications and training
        • Benefits realization
        • Data migration strategy
        on Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:00 AM
        in 105 days and 00:56 hours.
        Duration: 01:00 hours.
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        Six Sigma Quick Hits, Hosted by January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama Consulting Solutions, this interactive webinar will explore the tools and techniques used to complete a BPM Six Sigma project for an ERP implementation. The webinar will cover the following:
        • Why Six Sigma is important during an ERP implementation
        • How to use Six Sigma to increase benefits realization from an ERP system
        • Tips for completing a Six Sigma project in a short amount of time
        • Question and answer session
        on Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:00 AM
        in 112 days and 00:56 hours.
        Duration: 01:00 hours.
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        Five Project Management Challenges in the Public Sector, The public sector faces unique project management challenges – public sector organizations must adhere to strict processes and procedures while striving to please stakeholders. This 60-minute webinar hosted by Rich Farrell, Senior Manager of Client Services at Panorama, will discuss the following:
        • Common project management challenges in the public sector
        • Failure points of poorly managed public sector projects
        • Creating a project management oversight methodology
        • Q&A
        on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:00 AM
        in 117 days and 00:56 hours.
        Duration: 01:00 hours.
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