Move Aside Cloud, Blockchain is the Newest ERP Trend

Move Aside Cloud, Blockchain is the Newest ERP Trend

On January 10, 2018, Geoprise Technologies Corporation, the maker of GM-X ERP, announced that it has partnered with Coin Sciences Ltd, maker of the MultiChain blockchain platform, to launch an ERP application leveraging blockchain technology to enable secure business-to-business collaboration and others are quickly following suit. Let’s take a step back to understand what blockchain is and...

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9 Idioms to a Successful UAT

9 Idioms to a Successful UAT

“How do we test an ERP system that we do not know how to use?” is a question often posed during ERP implementations during the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) phase. This is a tricky situation as the end users often have the most in-depth knowledge of the business processes and are most likely to find “bugs” during testing, but usually have the least familiarity with a new ERP system.…

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ERP Project Scenarios You May Find Yourself in…and How to Avoid Them

ERP Project Scenarios You May Find Yourself in…and How to Avoid Them

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is the nervous system of a business. ERP systems enable companies to improve efficiency and make smarter operational decisions. ERP projects can be transformational, long, and impact many functional areas of the business. These projects can be wildly successful, but too often they miss deadlines, go over budget, and cause many sleepless and...

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Approaching an SAP Carve-out like Peyton Manning

Approaching an SAP Carve-out like Peyton Manning

The common denominator of a championship caliber NFL team is great quarterback play.  One of the greats, Peyton Manning, recently retired after winning Super Bowl 50 and leading the Denver Broncos to four consecutive playoff berths. Most notably, he did so after switching teams and learning a brand new offense.  In the spirit of mid-season NFL analysis, let’s compare how Peyton Manning and...

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ERP Business Consultants: Excessive Overhead or Valuable Assets?

ERP Business Consultants: Excessive Overhead or Valuable Assets?

Successful ERP implementations are rarely highlighted. Poorly run implementations, on the other hand, produce spectacular failures and financial nightmares. With a myriad of pitfalls and complexity in ERP implementations, it takes more than just a strong understanding of everyday business or the latest technology to make an implementation successful. It takes a full team of dedicated...

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ERP Strategy and M&A Deals: A Necessary Couple

ERP Strategy and M&A Deals: A Necessary Couple

Verizon acquires Yahoo: What does this merger mean for the market? Yahoo recently joined Verizon’s ever-growing tech portfolio. Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo will allow the major wireless carrier to become an impactful player in the digital media industry. As we consider the impact of this merger on the market, we should also consider a likely next step for Verizon: selection and...

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How LeBron’s Championships Can Explain ERP Strategy

How LeBron’s Championships Can Explain ERP Strategy

LeBron James, three-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, is one of the best basketball players of all-time. With his recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Miami Heat, LeBron also boasts one of the most controversial careers in recent basketball history. But what can LeBron’s commitment issues teach us about Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems?…

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Rain Down Cost Savings With Cloud-Based Business Applications

Similar to Myspace or Beanie Babies, on-premises business applications are “out.” Cloud-based applications are “in.” Over the past few years, we have seen a fundamental shift in the business applications marketplace for small to medium sized enterprises. Companies are moving away from on-premises, best-of-suite applications to cloud-based, best-of-breed applications. A survey by the Institute...

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Don’t Miss the Train! Get on Board with Best Practices When Developing a Training Plan

Don’t Miss the Train! Get on Board with Best Practices When Developing a Training Plan

Undergoing an ERP implementation (or any system implementation) is never an easy undertaking and frequently it is transformational to your business, touches all departments, and requires proactive and consistent change management.  One area that is critical to a successful ERP (or any system) implementation, and that is often overlooked, is the training approach – how do we roll out this...

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Boldly Pioneering the Cloud ERP Space: A Reflection on NetSuite’s SuiteWorld16 Conference

Boldly Pioneering the Cloud ERP Space: A Reflection on NetSuite’s SuiteWorld16 Conference

This year’s NetSuite’s SuiteWorld cloud ERP conference (held in San Jose, CA) attracted over 8,000 attendees comprised of NetSuite employees, partners, and customers. The largest cloud ERP conference in the world provided an opportunity to network, learn more about the NetSuite platform, and hear from NetSuite executives about key investments that are being made to enhance and...

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