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ERP Podcasts

 

How to Develop a Smart IT Strategy

 

Tune in to our latest podcast episode to learn how to ensure ERP success by developing an IT strategy that aligns with your enterprise strategy. Join January Paulk, Director of Operations, for answers to questions such as:

  • How can organizations determine their overall enterprise strategy?
  • Why do so many organizations fail to align their IT strategy with their enterprise strategy?
  • What are some other challenges organizations face when it comes to IT strategy?

 


 

Findings From Panorama’s 2018 ERP Report

 

Panorama’s 2018 ERP Report summarizes our independent research into the experiences of software customers with regard to enterprise systems, vendors, consultants and overall implementations. Join Geoff McPherson, Director of Client Services at Panorama, for a summary of ERP market data that will help your organization benchmark against other ERP projects.

 


 

What is Business Process Management?

 

Business process management is an ERP critical success factor. Before implementation even begins, an organization should evaluate, improve and align business processes to its overall goals and strategy. Join January Paulk, Director of Operations at Panorama, for a discussion on the role of business process reengineering, management and improvement in an ERP implementation.

 


 

Organizational Change Management Tips for ERP Success

 

We’ve said it until we’re blue in the face: ERP success hinges on an organization’s willingness to inform, support and educate its workforce throughout the transition. Organizational change management isn’t just a buzzy phrase; it really does differentiate successful implementations from ERP failures. Join us for a quick overview of organizational change management tips for ERP success.

 


 

Top 10 ERP Systems Rankings Report

 

Panorama developed the Top 10 ERP Systems Rankings Report to identify the top ERP systems based on market share, implementation cost, implementation duration, benefits realization and software functionality. This podcast covers some of the interesting findings.

 


 

FAQs About Digital Transformation

 

This podcast will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about digital transformation but were afraid to ask. Join us as we unpack the true meaning of this new buzzword.

 


 

Lessons Learned From ERP Lawsuits

 

From breach of contract to fraud and misrepresentation to operational delays and disasters, ERP lawsuits often involve serious claims against the ERP vendor, value-added reseller, consultant or even the implementing organization itself. Due to Panorama’s ERP expert witness testimony and analysis service offering, we have a unique viewpoint into the reasons behind these lawsuits — and plenty of advice about how to avoid walking the same path. Join us for this insightful podcast about lessons learned from ERP lawsuits, including the common missteps businesses make during implementation that can lead to failure.

 


 

Findings From Panorama’s 2016 ERP Report

 

Panorama’s 2016 ERP Report summarizes our independent research into the experiences of software customers with regard to enterprise systems, vendors, consultants and overall implementations. Join January Paulk, Director of Organizational Change and Business Process Management, for a summary of ERP market data that will help your organization benchmark against other ERP projects.

 


 

The Importance of Organizational Change Management

 

Although most organizations understand the importance of organizational change management, it is still all too often minimized or even cut completely out of project scope. Join us in this discussion about the importance of organizational change management in ERP implementations and discover how an effective change management strategy can increase the return on an organization’s ERP investment.

 


 

Working With ERP Consultants

 

ERP consultants can make the difference between ERP success and ERP failure. Consultants bring to bear competencies in enterprise software selection, configuration and installation — not to mention all the training, process reengineering and other change management activities so critical to the project’s health. Listen to our brief overview of working with ERP consultants, including what to look for when hiring a consultant, the specific value that they can and should bring to an implementation and the risks of choosing the wrong ERP partner.

 


 

Dangers, Pitfalls, and Warning Signs of ERP Implementation Failure and an Interview with Stan Alpert (Part Two)

 

In this session, we elaborate on the pain points that contribute to the failure of an ERP implementation and how these pain points relate to project cost, duration and business benefits. Rounding out the session are our recommendations to avoid such a failure. In Part Two of the podcast, we pick up where we left off in our interview with Stan Alpert. Stan was the IT Manager with a mid-size manufacturing and distribution company who worked with Panorama during that company’s ERP software selection project. Stan discusses the process they followed in their selection project and how Panorama contributed to their successful selection and evaluation process and in negotiations with the selected vendor.

 


 

July 4th Edition: Independence and an Interview with Stan Alpert (Part One)

 

For this Independence Day interview, we discuss how independence relates to the ERP software industry, why it is so important to select an independent ERP consulting firm for your ERP selection and implementation project, and how you can tell if a consulting firm is truly independent. In Part Two of today’s podcast, we will introduce Stan Alpert who will share his experience in working with Panorama as a client on a selection project for a mid-size manufacturing and distribution company. Stan’s career in manufacturing and information technology spans over 30 years, and he offers invaluable insight into the world of ERP.

 


 

An Interview with Stan Alpert Discussing Software Selection

 

This podcast features Stan Alpert whose career spans more than 30 years with a mid-sized global manufacturer of pressure and temperature instruments. Stan held various management roles within the company in the areas of materials and operations, and he rounded out his career as IT Manager. This Q&A reveals his company’s approach to embarking on their ERP selection project and how this led to contacting Panorama Consulting to assist them with vendor selection and negotiations. Stan offers some great advice to companies that are looking to begin an ERP project and shares insightful information about necessary steps to take in finding the right ERP solution to support current and future business requirements as well as obtaining end user acceptance of the new system.

 


 

Findings From Panorama’s 2015 Manufacturing ERP Report

 

Panorama’s 2015 Manufacturing ERP Report analyzes the ERP implementation results of manufacturing organizations, and provides an in-depth look at the unique challenges the manufacturing industry faces in regard to implementation cost, budget overruns, ERP customization and more. Join January Paulk, Director of Client Services, for a summary of Panorama’s manufacturing ERP market data to help benchmark your own selection and implementation project.

 


 

Notable Findings From Panorama’s 2015 ERP Report

 

Panorama’s 2015 ERP Report is an independent analysis of ERP market data and trends culled its ongoing benchmark survey of recent enterprise software selection, implementation and benefits realization projects. Among the discussion points covered in this podcast are an organization’s likelihood to exceed cost and timeline expectations and recommendations on how to achieve enhanced business benefits from an ERP implementation. Join January Paulk, Director of Client Services, for this succinct summation of Panorama’s recent ERP market data to help benchmark your own selection and implementation project.

 


 

Review of Panorama’s 2014 ERP Reports: OCM and BPM

 

Panorama’s recently released independent reports, The 2014 ERP Report: Organizational Change Management and The 2014 ERP Report: Business Process Management, examine the roles that process improvement and change management play in ERP implementations around the world. Join January Paulk, Director of Organizational Change and Business Process Management Services at Panorama, for a discussion of the findings and the impact they might have on your organization’s drive for ERP success.

 


 

Notable Findings From Panorama’s 2014 ERP Report

 

Panorama’s 2014 ERP Report is an independent analysis of ERP market data and trends culled its ongoing benchmark survey of recent enterprise software selection, implementation and benefits realization projects. Among the discussion points covered in this podcast are an organization’s likelihood to exceed cost and timeline expectations and recommendations on how to achieve enhanced business benefits from an ERP implementation. Join Kim Harrington, Director of Client Services for Panorama, and January Paulk, Senior Manager of Organizational Change and Business Process Management Services, for this succinct summation of Panorama’s recent ERP market data to help benchmark your own selection and implementation project.

 


 

Panorama’s Clash of the Titans 2014

 

Panorama’s recently released report, Clash of the Titans 2014, compares SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics in terms of market share, selection rates, implementation durations and costs, operational disruption rates and lengths, specific benefits realized and time to project payback. Join January Paulk, senior manager at Panorama, and Chris Devault, manager of vendor relations, for a discussion of the findings and how they might influence your organization’s ERP selection process.

 


 

Panorama’s Organizational Change and Business Process Management Report

 

Panorama’s recently released independent analysis, The 2013 ERP Report: Organizational Change and Business Process Management, examines the roles that process improvement and change management play in ERP implementations around the world. Join January Paulk, senior manager at Panorama, for a discussion of the findings and the impact they might have on your organization’s drive for ERP success.

 


 

Notable Findings From Panorama’s 2013 ERP Report

 

Panorama’s 2013 ERP Report is an independent analysis of ERP market data and trends culled its ongoing benchmark survey of recent enterprise software selection, implementation and benefits realization projects. Among the discussion points covered in this podcast are an organization’s likelihood to exceed cost and timeline expectations, the true measure of “ERP success” and recommendations on how to achieve enhanced business benefits from an ERP implementation. Join us for this succinct summation of Panorama’s recent ERP market data to help benchmark your own selection and implementation project.

 


 

The Effects of Executive Alignment on an ERP Implementation

 

It’s no secret that leadership, goal-setting and commitment from the executive team is a top ERP critical success factor. But executives make missteps too and their action (or inaction) can have profound effects on ERP implementations. Download our latest podcast to hear about the important role executive alignment plays in an ERP implementation.

 


 

Top Ten Predictions for the ERP Industry in 2013

 

Since the inception of Panorama Consulting, we have provided yearly predictions for the ERP industry considered by many to be the most prescient in the game. Join us for this discussion of the top trends and “game changers” sure to affect the enterprise software market in the year to come . . . and beyond.

 


 

ERP Failure and Recovery

 

ERP failures are a risk every organization must plan for prior to, during and following an ERP implementation. From massive disruptions across the supply chain to smaller, but perhaps no less devastating, instances of misuse, misalignment or distrust, ERP failures can wreak havoc. Join us for a discussion of projects gone wrong, strategies for recovery and the importance of using proven methodologies to ensure ERP success from the get-go.

 


 

Clash of the Titans 2012

 

Join us for a quick overview of the ERP industry findings presented in Clash of the Titans 2012: An Independent Comparison of SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics. The podcast gives actual results of recent SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics implementations. Data topics include ERP implementation durations, payback periods and business risks as well as overall enterprise software selection and implementation trends.

 


 

A High-level Lowdown on Cloud ERP

 

A lot has been said and written about the emergence of cloud ERP in the enterprise solutions marketplace, but have you heard a breakdown of the pros and cons of this exciting new technology? This brief podcast provides a concise overview of cloud ERP software offerings, cost structures, benefits, drawbacks and points of parity with traditional on-premise ERP solutions.

 


 

Review of Panorama Consulting’s 2012 ERP Report

 

Join us for an in-depth discussion about the research and analysis presented in Panorama’s 2012 ERP Report. Data includes findings about ERP implementation budgets, timelines, deployment strategies, and business benefits received and was collected from companies who have implemented ERP software in the past year. We also compare 2012 findings to past ERP Report responses in order to identify noteworthy trends.

 


 

The Importance of Business Process Management in ERP Implementations

 

Panorama returns to its popular podcast series with The Importance of Business Process Management, a Q&A about the need for companies to streamline and improve business processes prior to and/or during an ERP implementation. Topics discussed include the usefulness of industry “best practices” included with the ERP software, who within the company should be tasked with the business process restructuring, and the overall impact of process changes on an organization.

 


 

Lessons Learned From Best-in-class ERP Implementations Q&A Session

 

This interview was taken from the Q&A session from Panorama’s webinar, Lessons Learned from Best-In-Class ERP Implementations. The Q&A session brought up several key factors to take into consideration with respect to achieving a successful ERP implementation, and offers some valuable advise regardless of what phase your are in with your ERP project.

 


 

SAP vs. Oracle: Class of the Titans and a Q&A Session with Cliff Simms

 

We discuss the main differences between SAP and Oracle in regard to their product offerings and features. He provides historical background on these two companies and how they’ve strategized to grow their respective businesses. In addition to outlining their strengths and weaknesses, we will share some advice on choosing between these two Tier I ERP systems. In the second half of the podcast Cliff Simms answers questions about the relationship between OCM and an ERP training team as well as the degree of OCM requirements between SAP and Oracle vs. those of Tier II or Tier III solutions. Cliff elaborates on the importance of OCM and its positive impact on companies going through an ERP implementation.

 


 

Getting Started on an ERP Software Selection Project

 

Part One of this podcast features an interview with Pete Faustino, Information Director for a mid-sized chemical manufacturing company. Pete will share his company’s experiences during their ERP selection project including the evaluation and negotiation processes. Pete has some valuable advise for any company considering an ERP implementation project. In Part Two of this podcast, we explain how to prepare for a software selection project (i.e., defining scope, organizing your project team, working with software vendors) and ensure your company selects the right software for your business requirements.

 


 

Two Part Interview With John Gibson on his ERP Implementation

 

This podcast features an interview with John Gibson, president of a mid-sized company that recently implemented an ERP solution to help the company scale for growth and save money in the long term. In this interview, John talks about the steps his company took to move up from a legacy software system to an efficient ERP solution. He walks us through the processes of software selection and vendor negotiation, as well as key considerations that companies should keep in mind when embarking on an ERP implementation project. In addition, John also shares tips and lessons learned from effectively implementing the new ERP system in his organization.


 

Challenges of Gaining End-user Satisfaction with ERP System Implementations

 

In response to findings in Panorama’s 2010 ERP Report indicating relatively low satisfaction ratings by end users as well as company executives regarding ERP software implementations, this podcast reveals some important considerations companies should be aware of in order to optimize satisfaction levels. The second half of this podcast is a continuation of an interview with John Gibson, President of a mid-sized Colorado company, who highlights lessons learned from his company’s successful ERP implementation.

 


 

2010 ERP Report & Lessons Learned from a Successful ERP Implementation

 

Part One of this podcast features an overview of Panorama’s 2010 ERP Report, which was published in early February. The interview focuses on key findings of the study, which covers trends in ERP implementation time frames and budgets, benefits realization, software as a service vs. on-premise ERP, and organizational change management. Part two of the podcast highlights an interview with John Gibson, President of a mid-size company in Denver, Colorado. John discusses the steps his company took to move up from a legacy software system to an efficient ERP solution and walks us through the processes of software selection and vendor negotiation, as well as key considerations that companies should keep in mind when embarking on an ERP implementation project.

 


 

A Look Back at 2009 and a Sneak Peek at Panorama Consulting’s 2010 ERP Report

 

This podcast provides an overview of ERP trends that developed in 2009 as businesses adjusted their ERP programs to the current economic climate. The interview also includes some insight into the impact these trends have had on the software industry. The second half of the interview provides a preview of the results of the 2010 ERP Report to be published in early February.

 


 

ERP Software Selection and Training

 

This 20-minute podcast covers the most important areas of consideration in ERP software selection including exploring your business critical requirements, future growth plans of the vendor, core training documentation and gauging the importance of software integration.

The podcast also features valuable insights into a successful approach for employee training including an emphasis on customizing training to a company’s specific business processes, targeting training with the end-user in mind, initiating refresher training as needed, and customizing training documentation.

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