Planning, Purchasing, Implementing ERP

Taking our own medicine with implementing an ERP upgrade Taking our own medicine with implementing an ERP upgrade Taking our own medicine with implementing an ERP upgrade

Taking our own medicine with implementing an ERP upgrade

Author: | Post Date: 14 Oct 2014

There is something to be said for taking your own medicine. As a SYSPRO distributor, K3 Syspro uses SYSPRO internally. 18 months ago we started on a journey to update our own internal systems. We didn’t want to be “one of those builders with their own house falling down. (more…)


Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #3: Selecting on functionality Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #3: Selecting on functionality Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #3: Selecting on functionality

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #3: Selecting on functionality

Author: | Post Date: 22 Jul 2014

We are told time and time again, we should not always be so quick to believe everything we hear, and this also holds true in the software industry – particularly ERP. In my first blog on de-bunking common ERP myths, I discussed the fallacy that ERP is too hard to learn. In my second blog I explained why there is no such thing as a [...]


Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is one-size-fits-all Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is one-size-fits-all Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is one-size-fits-all

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is one-size-fits-all

Author: | Post Date: 14 Jul 2014

In my first blog on de-bunking common ERP myths, I discussed the myth that “ERP is too hard to learn”. In this next blog I discuss how (despite marketing attempts to the contrary) when it comes to Enterprise Resource Planning, one size DOES NOT fit all. Myth #2 – ERP is one-size-fits-all (more…)


Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked (Part 1 of 3) – Myth #1: ERP is too hard to learn Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked (Part 1 of 3) – Myth #1: ERP is too hard to learn Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked (Part 1 of 3) – Myth #1: ERP is too hard to learn

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked (Part 1 of 3) – Myth #1: ERP is too hard to learn

Author: | Post Date: 09 Jul 2014

As humans, we are often quick to believe speculation and establish opinion based on what often happens to be myth. As we are told time and time again, we should not always be so quick to believe everything we hear, and this also holds true in the software industry – particularly ERP. (more…)


Five Requirements for ERP Implementation Success Five Requirements for ERP Implementation Success Five Requirements for ERP Implementation Success

Five Requirements for ERP Implementation Success

Author: | Post Date: 20 Jun 2014

Like any major project, ERP implementations go best when planned in advance. Larger companies can dedicate multiple senior executives as well as teams of junior stakeholders to an ERP project. Smaller companies, on the other hand, can’t dedicate the same number of people to a project, but they do not require the same detail when planning an ERP project. (more…)


How to Assess for ERP Competency How to Assess for ERP Competency How to Assess for ERP Competency

How to Assess for ERP Competency

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

  In a previous blog post, I mentioned that having an ERP certification does not necessarily mean that someone has the required experience or soft skills to be able to perform a job effectively. In addition, I mentioned that the purpose of the certification exam is most often to assess an individual’s ability to answer knowledge-based questions, and does not extend to assessing their ability [...]


Preparing for change Preparing for change Preparing for change

Preparing for change

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Since December 2013 a record breaking 200% increase in rainfall in southern areas of the UK has brought about widespread flooding. Low lying areas close to rivers have seen the worst impact, and this has been compounded by increased rainfall on already sodden ground. With temperatures now dropping below freezing (it’s the UK winter months), there is the additional danger of ice, making deadly [...]


The Long Game of ERP Projects The Long Game of ERP Projects The Long Game of ERP Projects

The Long Game of ERP Projects

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

2013 ended in tragedy for a couple of my friends when their eldest son slipped away in his sleep. Tom’s condition of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy not only cut his life short, it also severely impacted his everyday activities, but that never stopped him taking enjoyment from life or being “a cheeky young blighter.” (more…)


Four tips for starting an ERP project Four tips for starting an ERP project Four tips for starting an ERP project

Four tips for starting an ERP project

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

We have previously discussed how an ERP system can help a business, and also provided some suggestions on how to select an ERP solution. But if you have read some of the stories about ERP project problems you might wonder if it is worth the risk. The answer to this is twofold. Read more…



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