Successful ERP implementation projects transform companies. Executives need to steer the project to ensure that the future business is designed in a way that aligns with corporate strategy. They also need to assure that the company’s best people are committed to delivering a quality project. In this post, we look at three key critical success factors relating to executive-level participation.
Industry 4.0 – or the fourth industrial revolution – refers to a cyber-physical environment that self-optimizes. The system collects data, creates its own analytical models, makes decisions and optimizes the
When should you upgrade your ERP or consider replacing it? Your ERP system supports your core business operations and data. When it falls behind, your business processing efficiencies and decision-making
Too many organizations start their ERP selection journey by researching solutions and interviewing ERP vendors. They wander about, comparing features and specifications and deliverables and Gantt Charts, never quite sure
Is your organization undertaking an ERP selection project? If so, use our ERP selection checklist as a gut check on your due diligence process.
If you’re at the front-end of an ERP selection process, you’ve probably heard conflicting approaches to ERP business process mapping. Some consultants say it’s essential before implementation. Others say it
In its September 2011 issue, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) featured an article on IT project failures, Why Your IT Project May Be Riskier Than You Think. As an example of an IT project failure, the authors discuss how Levi-Strauss’ $5 million ERP project morphed into monstrous losses of $200 million.
There are four key team and governance causes of ERP implementation failure. If you wait until implementation to mitigate these risks, you might already be too late. Many take months
If your company manages multiple operating facilities, it’s probably asked itself whether it makes sense to standardize each business unit on the same ERP system.