Usability, Cloud and Analytics – Top ERP Trends

After spending several hours analyzing reports extracted from a manufacturing companies legacy ERP system today I want to (re)emphasize that your business system should not be an impediment for your users! Business users should not have to: Contact the IT Department for a Report Write or re-write a program to add columns or fields View a static copy of your … Read More

Continue to Invest in Your Legacy ERP or Rip and Replace?

Many small to midsize businesses are struggling with this answer.  In most cases, with existing and prospective customers we speak with in the Manufacturing space, their systems and processes are 10-20+  years old and their last upgrade or migration to their existing ERP system was painful and expectations weren’t met. They were left with a subpar ERP system, not aligned … Read More

Legacy ERP Systems Can No Longer Keep Pace

The following are excerpts taken from a Forbes blog post “The Days of Brute Force ERP are Over” Enterprises need to decide if their legacy ERP systems are an asset or liability in serving existing customers and gaining new ones. Left unchecked, legacy ERP systems can blind enterprises from their customers, making them lose agility and speed in a very … Read More

The Calm Before the Storm

With the New Year quickly approaching we are now entering the quiet period just before a great wave of activity and excitement begins.  For our team at Mountain Point, this activity could be the excitement of holiday travels and spending time with friends and family.  But as a business, we see the New Year as a very exciting time for us … Read More

The Rise of the Customer-Led Economy

The rise of the customer-led economy is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by salesforce.com. Adapting to a customer-led economy is a significant challenge for companies. Time and again our survey revealed that it is the top- performing businesses—those that are beating their peers already—that are pioneering change. Companies that want to kick-start or accelerate their response to this fundamental … Read More

Introducing Mountain Point

Our target customers realize the status quo is unsustainable.  They need the ability to make more informed decisions faster – using the right information. They want insight into their operations and customers.  They want to harvest their data and apply that information to make an impact on their business by: [list type=check] reducing costs & growing revenue; attracting new customers … Read More

Cloudscape – Top 300 Cloud Computing Companies

Bessemer Venture Partners has a long history of successful enterprise software investing, they have been particularly focused on the emergence of Cloud Computing.  According to their site – they  “believe Cloud Computing is the most important trend in the software industry of the decade.” While the growth of this trend is undeniable, many businesses are still struggling with identifying how these cloud … Read More

Cloud Computing Challenges – Bad Data, Dysfunctional Cultures, and Legacy Applications

“Cloud computing is no elixir. It doesn’t magically fix bad data, dysfunctional organizational cultures, or automatically integrate with legacy applications.” — Big Data and Cloud Computing: Not Just for Big Companies Businesses considering adoption of cloud services for things like CRM (like Salesforce.com), ERP (like Kenandy.com), Business Intelligence (like Qlikview.com), etc… need to understand that cloud technologies are not going … Read More

Lessons from Bank of America’s Largest IT Job Role in Financial Services

This week Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference is going on and the phrases; “Internet of Customers,” “Customer Companies,” and “Intersections of the CIO and CMO” have been resounding themes. Last night Forbes posted a blog entitled – “Lessons From The Businesswoman With The Largest IT Job In Financial Services” Cathy Bessant, Global Technology and Operations at Bank of America, has a … Read More

The Internet of Customers – Salesforce1 and Dreamforce

With cloud computing platforms and applications continuously evolving, releasing new products and services, and offering more value to organizations in this new Internet of Things world, how is your business going to capitalize on the cloud? Gartner predicts that the bulk of new IT spending by 2016 will be for cloud computing platforms and applications with nearly half of large … Read More