The Commoditization of ERP Systems: Same Old Song and Dance?

It’s been a long time since ERP systems started becoming too complex, too costly and too risky for implementing organizations. But even though its been roughly ten years since the well-publicized Hershey’s ERP failure and a number of Y2K-related implementation debacles, it often feels as if organizations still aren’t any smarter about ERP implementation now […]

The Real Reasons to Upgrade Your ERP System

Organizations that use modern ERP systems typically spend millions of dollars per year just to maintain their enterprise software packages. One of the benefits of implementing a modern ERP system is that vendors spend an equal amount (or more) a year on R&D, functionality improvements, and other enhancements that enable customers to benefit from lessons…

CIO and CFO Hunger Games: The Risks and Rewards of Rapid ERP Implementations

ERP implementations are a lot like the “Hunger Games” for CIOs, CFOs and other executives tasked with making their ERP projects successful. For those that aren’t familiar with the novel or movie, Hunger Games is predicated on a story where two children from each “district” of a futuristic United States are expected literally to fight to…

UNIT4 reports continued growth in FY2011

SaaS revenues grow strongly; Group well positioned as move to SaaS accelerates UNIT4, the global business software group, today announced annual results for 2011 which showed increased revenue and the trend towards Software as a Service (SaaS) continuing strongly. Listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, UNIT4 is the world’s leading provider of enterprise software for…

Top Ten Predictions for ERP in 2012

This last year was another eventful time for the ERP software industry. Vendors continued to consolidate, the rate of ERP failures and lawsuits accelerated, and enterprise software technologies continued to evolve. Our company, Panorama Consulting Solutions maintained its aggressive growth and merged with TPG Solutions, reflecting the dynamic and evolving nature of the ERP market and…

Cloud ERP: The Silver Lining of Enterprise Software or Just a Foggy Mess?

Cloud ERP is clearly the talk of the ERP software industry. The marketing engine supporting cloud options such as software as a service (SaaS) and hosted ERP systems is very strong, even reaching into the consumer-facing side of things with Microsoft’s push into the cloud with Windows-based products. In fact, our 2011 ERP Report –…

Can Software as a Service (SaaS) Accounting Solutions Really Do it All for Professional Service Firms?

For professional service firms, cloud computing or software as a service (SaaS) is becoming more and more of a norm. For good reason, more companies are adopting SaaS as a new way to make ends meet for their technology needs. Here are the three top reasons companies are choosing SaaS over on-premises options: Affordability –…