How Innovative is Your ERP Consultant?

Innovation is a hot buzzword in the public sector. As described by Rasmus Hansen and Jens Skibsted, “The new breed of innovation professionals can be placed in two categories: innovation custodians and innovation word-slingers. The custodians are middle managers assigned to oversee the innovators and their processes. The word-slingers are external consultants that will take corporate…

How Innovative is Your ERP Consultant?

Innovation is a hot buzzword in the public sector. As described by Rasmus Hansen and Jens Skibsted, “The new breed of innovation professionals can be placed in two categories: innovation custodians and innovation word-slingers. The custodians are middle managers assigned to oversee the innovators and their processes. The word-slingers are external consultants that will take corporate…

Independence Day: Three Alternatives to ERP Systems

As those of us in the U.S. prepare for a long Independence Day weekend, it is a good time to reflect on the role of independence for those about to select and implement new ERP systems. Historically, ERP implementations were an all-or-nothing proposition: you would evaluate a few options, then purchase and implement a single…

ERP Consultant Snapshot: Deloitte Consulting

When choosing an ERP implementation consultant, there are many to choose from. With the various system integrators, value-added resellers, independent ERP consultants and solo 1099 consultants available in the marketplace, finding the right one can be a challenge. Given the fact that most ERP consultants contribute to ERP failures, are more concerned with the interests…

Who Needs Help Managing an ERP Implementation?

Managing an ERP implementation is tricky business. Most organizations who set out on this journey aren’t experienced at managing a transformation of this magnitude and complexity and aren’t even sure where to begin. The first step is to recognize this fact and to understand that establishing the proper management structure is critical to the success…

Top Ten Predictions for the ERP Software Industry in 2014

Another year has nearly flown by already. In 2013, much in the ERP software industry stayed the same but plenty of things changed as well. In terms of things that haven’t changed in the past year, ERP failure continued rearing its unwelcome head among CIOs, CFOs and project managers.  For example: Both the states of…