ERP Implementation – Education is the Key to Success

Education or more specifically the lack of education can lead to an ill chosen ERP system, the gross underutilization of an ERP product’s capabilities and unfortunately in some instances ERP implementation failure. If you don’t understand how to select ERP software or you don’t understand how you can use ERP software to operate more effectively… » More

ERP Selection – The Key Role of the CEO

ERP selection isn’t a project that involves only what we commonly refer to as stakeholders.  The role these stakeholders play, particularly the CEO cannot be limited.  The stakes are just too high. In the immediate past ERP selection projects were driven by a combination of the CFO and the CIO.  The CFO was responsible for… » More

ERP System Selection – Defining Your Requirements

If you have decided to replace your current business management system, there are a number of critical steps you need to take to reach a purchase decision.  Obviously one of the most important ERP system selection steps is defining exactly what you want your new system to do. This requirements document serves two purposes.  First,… » More

ERP System Objective: Help People Become More Individually Successful

ERP system selection projects in far too many cases fail to achieve their objectives or fail altogether?  Why?  Absence of executive buy-in?  Implementation failure?  Ineffective communication.  All of these are legitimate and in many instances all three contribute to failure.  However, maybe there’s a fundamental problem that isn’t addressed adequately. The process of selecting a… » More

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