Cloud ERP – Security, Change Management Still a Challenge

ERP Implementation Challenges Bottom-Line Up Front: There is nothing earth shattering in the survey findings below.  The same challenges and misperceptions still remain.  Migrating or implementing a new business system is painful.  It takes the right leaders and/or consultants to navigate this process to mitigate these risks and challenges. ERP implementation projects continue to get a bad rap for running … 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

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