Applying and Operating ERP

ROI of ERP – Part 4 of a 4 Part Series ROI of ERP – Part 4 of a 4 Part Series ROI of ERP – Part 4 of a 4 Part Series

ROI of ERP – Part 4 of a 4 Part Series

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

Managing the Change Generally the only person who enjoys a change is a wet baby. Most others want things to remain the same, but get better. Ask the CIO what was the hardest part of implementing the ERP solution, and the response will in all likelihood be “Getting users to commit.” (more…)


ROI of ERP – Part 3 of a 4 Part Series ROI of ERP – Part 3 of a 4 Part Series ROI of ERP – Part 3 of a 4 Part Series

ROI of ERP – Part 3 of a 4 Part Series

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

Selecting the Right System and Vendor Jim Collins, author of four international bestselling business books notes: “We tend to think that decisions are very much about ‘what.’ But when I look at my research notes or at interview transcripts from the executives we’ve interviewed, one theme that comes through is that their greatest decisions were not ‘what’ but ‘who’. They were people decisions.” (more…)


ROI of ERP – Part 2 of a 4 Part Series ROI of ERP – Part 2 of a 4 Part Series ROI of ERP – Part 2 of a 4 Part Series

ROI of ERP – Part 2 of a 4 Part Series

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

Before Selecting a System In the early 1980s “experts” on Japanese management were isolating distinctive practices that seemed to account for Japan’s remarkable economic success. The ‘Ringiseido’ decision-making practice was one of these. It offers an opportunity for equals to participate in the decisions that the executives will have to take. The purpose was to adhere to the Japanese cultural desire of harmony among [...]


ROI of ERP – Part 1 of a 4 Part Series ROI of ERP – Part 1 of a 4 Part Series ROI of ERP – Part 1 of a 4 Part Series

ROI of ERP – Part 1 of a 4 Part Series

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

Taking Ownership of Your ROI In a previous blog I referred to the unpredictability of measuring the ROI of your ERP investment. One key issue relating to this is the understanding of the core functions of your business now and in the future – before you consider an ERP system, take ownership of your Return on Investment (ROI). There is a lot of debate about who [...]


15 Cost Items of ERP Projects you need to know 15 Cost Items of ERP Projects you need to know 15 Cost Items of ERP Projects you need to know

15 Cost Items of ERP Projects you need to know

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

What do ERP project really cost? A well-known study in 2002 by the Meta Group (since acquired by Gartner) is probably now too old to be a really useful benchmark. A slightly later study, in 2007, by Aberdeen Group made the ‘remarkable’ finding that costs go up as the number of users go up. (more…)


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Rounding for accounting accuracy

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Rounding a number sounds such like a minor issue, but in accounting terms it is serious. The primary rationale of rounding in accounting is to provide a more accurate assessment of a company’s financial state. However, if the rounding is done incorrectly it can result in an inaccurate assessment and presentation of a company’s financial state. (more…)


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What to look for in a software support system

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

As I begin an 8-month project to setup, test and implement a new internal system for our helpdesk, I have started thinking about the bigger picture of what we do on support at SYSPRO’s European office, and what exactly determines the quality of service that we provide on a daily basis. Read more…


Go Live Go Live Go Live

Go Live

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Finally my project has ended! After 12 months of running, cross training and stretching in preparation for www.thewallrun.co.uk the weekend finally arrived. The Friday before the event was spent reviewing lists, checking equipment, packing bags, repacking bags, rechecking lists, and before I knew it, it was Saturday morning and the event was upon me. Read more…



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