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Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business? Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business? Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business?

Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business?

Author: | Post Date: 11 Sep 2014

In my previous blog on Technical Debt, I explained the concept of technical debt using software architecture as an example, and described the saw-tooth pattern of well-run businesses that consciously accrue technical debt for a period before investing time in paying off the worst of it. The technical debt metaphor also describes the challenges of businesses maturing from the inception stage to one can make [...]


Managing Technical Debt – Part 1 Managing Technical Debt – Part 1 Managing Technical Debt – Part 1

Managing Technical Debt – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 02 Sep 2014

Technical debt is a term coined by Ward Cunningham in 1992 to describe the software engineering phenomena of how expedient, short-term decisions can have negative, long term consequences that make it difficult to maintain and update the software. The concept does not just apply to technology companies, any company that uses technology also has technical debt and understanding the concept will help you manage it [...]


Twenty questions for CFOs embarking on an ERP project Twenty questions for CFOs embarking on an ERP project Twenty questions for CFOs embarking on an ERP project

Twenty questions for CFOs embarking on an ERP project

Author: | Post Date: 29 Jul 2014

As the CFO of an organization, your responsibility is to ensure efficient and effective financial operations and records, and influence overall strategy. An ERP is the foundation of the operations of a business. For a CFO, it enables you to track and report on all business transactions, analyse information, ensure governance and compliance, and increasingly do this via mobile devices. Therefore, you need to [...]


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…)


Tips for Consultants Going Down-Market: Details vs. Focus Tips for Consultants Going Down-Market: Details vs. Focus Tips for Consultants Going Down-Market: Details vs. Focus

Tips for Consultants Going Down-Market: Details vs. Focus

Author: | Post Date: 10 Jun 2014

One thing that we are seeing a lot here in Canada is ERP consultants moving down-market and participating in smaller deals. We think that it is great that smaller companies are getting expert advice on projects as important as ERP selection, but you can’t just take the process that works for big companies and drop it on small ones without substantial modification. (more…)


The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes

The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes

Author: | Post Date: 03 Jun 2014

ERP projects can potentially touch every part of the business, and even the ones that are limited in scope have a dramatic effect and touch virtually every part of the business in some form. When you are early in the planning stage, and when speaking with experienced sales representatives who have seen first-hand how dozens and hundreds of ERP implementations have transformed organizations on dramatically [...]


How to Get Mobile ERP Right for Your Company How to Get Mobile ERP Right for Your Company How to Get Mobile ERP Right for Your Company

How to Get Mobile ERP Right for Your Company

Author: | Post Date: 03 Jun 2014

In my previous post, I touched on why the mobile evolution plays an important role in the ERP realm and how businesses can benefit from deploying mobile ERP. Companies in the Asia-Pacific region, in particular, have the vantage point to be early adopters and lead this next evolution. Equally important is the deployment of the right solution and one that can meet the requirements of [...]


Leveraging the Supply Chain Leveraging the Supply Chain Leveraging the Supply Chain

Leveraging the Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

I recently took part in a SYSPRO office challenge cycle race at the Cape Argus 2014 event. If you’ve read anything about the race, you’ll know that the charitable fundraising by the UK team was for a cause very close to my heart. The cause in question is a special needs school near the K3 SYSPRO offices, where my mother has worked for over [...]


Own ERP Best Practices, but Don’t be a Slave to Them Own ERP Best Practices, but Don’t be a Slave to Them Own ERP Best Practices, but Don’t be a Slave to Them

Own ERP Best Practices, but Don’t be a Slave to Them

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

Some ERP companies like to say that the way their ERP does things is a best practice, and that businesses should therefore conform to their system. The International Standards Organization (ISO) is an example of an authority on standards or best practices. Their members debate on standards for months, and not until two thirds vote in favour is the standard adopted as an ISO standard. [...]



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