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Going Live on a New ERP System and the Importance of People

February 29, 2020 A client is going live on a new ERP system shortly, and so it is top of mind. As is ALWAYS the case, as you get close to the finish line, issues pop up and it feels like one nightmare after another. With that said, the [...]

Is it Time to Barcode?

Client Question If we struggle with process disciplines and performing timely, accurate transactions, should we pursue barcoding? This typically arises with every ERP implementation, and our answer is generally that we should crawl before we walk before we run. In fact, I am known for this comment at one [...]

Is Your ERP System Scalable?

Since we happen to be working on 3 or 4 ERP system projects concurrently, the topic of ERP is top of mind. Let’s start by saying upfront that we turn down ERP selection project requests. Not everyone needs a new system. Perhaps a process upgrade and better utilization of [...]

Are You Ready for a Systems Transformation?

The need for a systems transformation seems to be arising more frequently lately.  How do you know if it is time to consider a systems transformation?  Let's start by defining a systems transformation.  In essence, a systems transformation is an upgrade of the way you perform business inclusive of [...]

Even The Best System Will Fail Without Talent

It’s paramount in business to have the “right” people at the table. As an ERP expert, it is quite clear to me that even the best systems will fail miserably if they don't possess talent. Don't even bother to select and implement an ERP system if you don't have [...]

Why Executives Should Care About ERP Strategy

Incorporate ERP strategy discussions into executive meetings. It matters. Lately, we've been called into several clients with ERP challenges that directly impact business growth and success.  Do you desire profitable growth?  If so, add ERP into your strategic discussions. Would you delegate a decision that could literally "make or [...]

Maybe Our Old System is Just Fine

We cannot tell you how many clients call thinking they need a new system to support their business when it isn't true!  Certainly there is a time to upgrade to a new system - when you've outgrown your old one (often-times QuickBooks with add-on's like Fishbowl), your old system [...]

The Impact of Supply Chain Strategy

Stay on top of your supply chain strategy. Can supply chain strategy have a profound impact on your bottom line? Without a doubt! Recently, we worked with a client that wanted to review their operations strategy and look for ways to optimize and improve. To begin, we evaluated many [...]

ERP Project Success: How to be Part of the 20%

More and more clients are pursuing ERP implementation projects as executives realize they need better tools to support business objectives – growth, service, margins, cash and the like. Published in "Project Times" website, July 18, 2016 Click here for original article. More and more clients are pursuing ERP implementation [...]

The High Value of Speed

January 11, 2016 I was meeting with a client who is in the midst of implementing an ERP system this morning, and our conversation centered around the need for speed - keeping the momentum going, not wasting time in what could seem like unnecessary meetings and conversations etc.  With [...]

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