Cloud ERP and SaaS Adoption Continuing to Grow

Moving Beyond the Hype Cycle Gartner’s Chris Pang recently described the advances being made to bring ERP into the cloud in an online webcast. He notes that for small to medium-size organizations, cloud has moved beyond the “hype cycle” and up the “slope of enlightenment.” Speaking at a recent conference, Salesforce.com‘s Peter Coffee put up a provocative slide: The number of … Read More

Industrial Internet Drives Business Transformation

Productivity can be described as the ultimate engine of economic growth. When a manufacturer embraces the Industrial Internet and connects the machines on the plant floor to the Internet via software, valuable data is produced and insights are gained. These machines become part of an intelligent network that can make data actionable and drive predictability, which is key to optimizing … Read More

APIs and Extensibility – Apple’s WWDC

Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote yesterday was very much a telling sign of the increasingly evolving, connected and mobile world we now live in.    A world dominated by the Internet of Customers.  Where your mobile device is your “remote control” to everything… providing you with access to your data with simple and seamless processes and intuitive design. “Apple engineers platforms, devices and services … Read More

ERP Evaluation

Selecting ERP software that best serves your company does not have to be the stuff of magic or dreams.  It may feel overwhelming to consider all the permutations, but in actuality it simply takes a solid process—consisting of analysis, group input and collaboration, careful planning and preparation, and maybe some consultancy or customization if needed—to identify software that will bring … Read More

Digital Strategy Execution

“One secret to maintaining a thriving business is recognizing when it needs a fundamental change” In the hyper connected Internet of Everything world, the culture of SELLING has shifted to a culture of SERVICING as “Everything-as-a-Service” goes mainstream. According to Social Media Today 83% of B2B marketers invest in social media to increase brand exposure 69% to increase web traffic … Read More

Cloud Computing Is Changing Business

“Cloud computing represents one of those once-in-a-generation shifts that not only changes the way we think about managing information, but also the way we design and run businesses.”  – Joe McKendrick   In an excerpt from a recent Forbes blog post “Gartner’s ERP Market Share Update Shows The Future Of Cloud ERP Is Now” contributor Louis Columbus summarizes his post with the … Read More

Customer Experience

Like most consumers, I first began my research of a product online.  This time it was for my next coffee home brewing system. I zeroed in on Keurig and explored the different features, functionality, and price-points on their website. Once I narrowed down my selection I located a local distributor (Bed Bath and Beyond – we always get their mailers … Read More

What is your Digital Strategy?

When describing Mountain Point’s services to prospective customers we are often asked “What is Digital Transformation?” In a recent publication from Altimeter, they define Digital Transformation as The Re-Alignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital consumers at every touch point in the customer experience lifecycle. This is a great definition; however, sometimes businesses … Read More

Product Configurator – 5 Implementation Best Practices

Your customers, sales team and partners want business information at their fingertips during the sales process.  The old days of carrying around line cards, marketing brochures, business card binders, and a pen and notepad to meet with existing or prospective accounts is over. Does your organization face any of these common challenges in your sales process? Current configurations and price … Read More

CIOs Will Lead Digital Innovation

The CIO’s role in business today is far-wider reaching and higher up on the boardroom agenda than ever before. Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social and Connected Devices are driving innovation across all industries.  Forward thinking businesses are preparing for a future filled with connected devices and disrupting the status quo – pushing the boundaries of innovation. “Every industry that you look … Read More