Business Transformations: Moving from the Industrial to Information Economy

Everything changes when you move from an industrial economy to an informational economy- @levie   Transforming Businesses stuck in the industrial economy are trying to figure out ways to remain competitive and keep up with the rapidly evolving information economy.   The time is ripe for business transformations and legacy systems and services are being replaced with distributed, agile & … Read More

Legacy ERP | Cloud ERP

Great Quotes Found in Gartner’s – CIOs Must Take Action to Address Fast-Approaching Reality of “Legacy ERP” Release Yesterday    By 2018, at least 30 percent of service-centric companies will move the majority of their ERP applications to the cloud. – Gartner           By 2016, heavily customized ERP implementations will be routinely referred to as ‘Legacy ERP’  – Gartner … Read More

Visualization Tools to Help Drive Business Process Alignment

We have recently been engaging in conversations with clients around their existing sales processes or lack thereof to better understand the pain points and struggles they have within their organization. In every discussion, irregardless of the client’s industry, reoccurring themes inevitably emerge around their processes.  Let’s visit a few of these challenges and provide some suggestions on how visualization tools … Read More

Business Transformation for Manufacturers

A business transformation initiative is not something that small to midsize manufacturing companies take lightly. Many manufacturers have been perpetually procrastinating the ERP system and business process related demands. Things like the sunsetting of support for their Legacy ERP system or self-service portals for the Internet and mobile connected customer base looking for basic information without the need to pick … 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 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

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, ERP (like, Business Intelligence (like, etc… need to understand that cloud technologies are not going … Read More

IT Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Its Users

For those not familiar with Box and its CEO/Co-Founder Aaron Levie make sure you check out his blog post “IT Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Its Users” This is a great follow-up to Mountain Point’s post yesterday on why Your Business Model Won’t Last Some great quotes/excerpts…. “New Workers. New Devices. No More Servers. Usually a single inflection point … Read More