Planning, Purchasing, Implementing ERP

The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation

The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation

Author: | Post Date: 12 Oct 2016

As we all know, regardless of best endeavors, procedure and protocol some ERP implementations go more smoothly than others. People, or as I like to call them, Variables, cannot always be brought around to our way of thinking in the limited time we get to implement an ERP system (more…)


Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach

Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach

Author: | Post Date: 15 Sep 2016

The recent Olympic opening ceremony was novel for the very fact that it honoured the past traditions of the 2000 year old Olympic Games without inserting any high tech themes into the ceremony. Witness the presence of oiled and “naked” wrestlers from ancient Greece representing the very beginning of the Games. (more…)


The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX

The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX

Author: | Post Date: 05 Jul 2016

The evolution of the user experience (UX) is nothing short of remarkable. From Dieter Rams’ Blaupunkt designs in the 1960s, to the game-changing innovations of Apple’s iPhone in 2007 – the UX has expanded from individual design silos into the unified and much contemplated mission of entire organisations. (more…)


What is ERP’s Digital Disruption Role? What is ERP’s Digital Disruption Role? What is ERP’s Digital Disruption Role?

What is ERP’s Digital Disruption Role?

Author: | Post Date: 12 May 2016

‘Disruption’ is a word usually associated with inconvenience and aggravation. A disruption while you’re watching your favorite TV series, a disruption that takes you away from the dinner table or that annoying disruption during your big presentation at work. So when can disruption actually improve our lives? (more…)


Five Steps to a Successful ERP Change Management Plan Five Steps to a Successful ERP Change Management Plan Five Steps to a Successful ERP Change Management Plan

Five Steps to a Successful ERP Change Management Plan

Author: | Post Date: 23 Feb 2016

In my last blog I introduced you to the “resistance-gnomes” – those very human voices that cry out in plaintive (or angry) voices at the smallest suggestion of change. Recognizing their humanity, however, does not mean giving them license to hinder your ERP implementation activities or even slow them down. As Harold Wilson, former Prime Minister of the UK, once remarked: “He who rejects [...]


Why Upgrade? Why Upgrade? Why Upgrade?

Why Upgrade?

Author: | Post Date: 09 Feb 2016

A few days ago, while travelling home, I decided to pop into a well-known UK supermarket to pick up some essentials. As I walked into the supermarket I spotted a huge sign at the end of every aisle that read: ‘From 8pm until 12am this evening this store will only accept cash payments. This is due to a software update that will not only [...]


Reflections on Change Management and ERP – Part 1 Reflections on Change Management and ERP – Part 1 Reflections on Change Management and ERP – Part 1

Reflections on Change Management and ERP – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 23 Dec 2015

I have friends who were forced to move out of a house that they’d occupied for 15 years as a result of a business change. Economic conditions had closed the local mine, but some key managers, my friend included, had been offered a position at Head Office. He accepted the new job with relief. That evening over supper he told his family that he [...]


What is the Best Starting Point of an ERP Selection? What is the Best Starting Point of an ERP Selection? What is the Best Starting Point of an ERP Selection?

What is the Best Starting Point of an ERP Selection?

Author: | Post Date: 10 Nov 2015

For whatever reason, your organization has decided it needs a new ERP system.  Your job is to find the best.  But where do you start? Bing or Google will get you started.  A quick search will immediately narrow your options to not less than 5000+ best ERP systems for you, all of which claim to do everything you want.  This is good news because you [...]



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