10 Most Valuable ERP Features to Help Private Equity Firms Manage Their Manufacturing Company Investments

Managing portfolios for greater profitability and growth requires accurate, timely financial and operations data to make real-time decisions. Private equity (PE) firms today face a series of competitive, economic, political and technological challenges that can slow down their growth, however. Overcoming these challenges to keep growing requires a constant focus on how to attain greater…

Who’s to Blame? Investigating an ERP Failure

Life as an ERP expert witness has its pros and cons. While it’s discouraging to see the magnitude of failure that many organizations face when trying to implement new enterprise software, there are plenty of lessons learned from ERP failure that help project team members avoid the same mistakes in the future. Our ERP expert…

Three Tough Questions to Ask Your ERP Vendor Before Go-Live

ERP implementations never go quite as you might expect. Not only do most of them take longer, cost more and fail to deliver business benefits when compared to expectations, but they can also create operational disruptions at go-live. According to our 2016 ERP Report, roughly half of all ERP implementations create some sort of material…

Question: Is a Best-of-Breed ERP System the Right Choice for Your Organization?

If you could combine all of your favorite dog breeds into one loveable canine, you’d have a mutt. If you combined your favorite modules from various ERP vendors, you’d create a lovable ERP system – better known as a best-of-breed ERP system within the software industry. Small- to mid-sized businesses looking for lower-cost ERP solutions,…