Tag - Selecting ERP

Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP

Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP

Author: | Post Date: 17 Feb 2015

For more than 20 years I have seen manufacturers and distributors struggle with the decision of selecting an ERP system. And I understand why. ERP is like a marriage, there will be ups and downs, and it will involve a lot of hard work and commitment to make it work, so you need to trust that you make the right decision the first time. (more…)


Celebrating the Ideal ‘Business’ Partner on Valentine’s Day Celebrating the Ideal ‘Business’ Partner on Valentine’s Day Celebrating the Ideal ‘Business’ Partner on Valentine’s Day

Celebrating the Ideal ‘Business’ Partner on Valentine’s Day

Author: | Post Date: 12 Feb 2015

February is the month of love and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner many of us will be celebrating the relationships we have with our partners, or with those we would like to form relationships. So what better time than to review the relationship or partnership you have with your business system? (more…)


How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

Author: | Post Date: 11 Dec 2014

ERP projects touch all aspects of a business. Small- and medium-sized companies can typically only afford to have one person do most of the research and that person usually ends up having the most influence over the selection. Unfortunately, this scenario often results in missing opportunities to make other departments more efficient, as the person doing the research rarely knows the most pressing business problems [...]


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 [...]


Vendor relationships in ERP – the magic potion Vendor relationships in ERP – the magic potion Vendor relationships in ERP – the magic potion

Vendor relationships in ERP – the magic potion

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Recently I had several very ordinary (and seemingly unrelated) personal experiences that, in hindsight, had a common theme related to using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business software system. Can you spot the theme? Read more…


Conquering the Clutter Conquering the Clutter Conquering the Clutter

Conquering the Clutter

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

In my position at SYSPRO USA, I am given the opportunity to meet with Enterprise Resource Planning prospects, channel partners and customers. I have found that some have perfect experiences choosing and implementing an ERP system, while others find themselves overwhelmed and frustrated with the process. Reflecting on each company’s unique experiences reminded me of my own similar experience of furniture shopping. (more…)


Selecting an ERP Solution Selecting an ERP Solution Selecting an ERP Solution

Selecting an ERP Solution

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Whether you call them RFIs, RFPs, RFQs* or some other acronym, and whether you are a vendor or a customer, those three letters conjure up the same impression in many minds – pages and pages of detailed questions about a software product’s functionality, which takes weeks to create, days to respond, and weeks again to review. (more…)



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