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Digital Transformation: The Art of the Possible?
"At the other end of the spectrum are companies that appear happy to limit their ambitions to computerizing their quill pens. By and large, they are happy with their existing system because over the years they have adapted to its short-comings, and the workarounds that they were compelled to develop now seem so natural that those same workarounds are ‘must haves’ when looking for replacement systems."
digital  strategy  transformation  erp  implementation  national  grid  v.  wipro  sap  lawsuit  failure  at  lidl  implementations 
20 days ago by jonerp
Lessons from a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Failure
"In this D365 case study of what not to do, the client’s reseller wasn’t working from a project plan. Clear roles and responsibilities for internal and external resources were never defined or documented. There was no risk register, issues log, or decision criteria. And the client had very little insight into project spend (as the integrator was behind invoicing them), nor did they have a clear understanding of how the estimated costs were trending.

Although this may all sound like basic blocking in tacking, it was missing from this project. And in this case, the integrator wasn’t providing any direction or guidance to their customer."
microsoft  dynamics  365  implementations  implementation  readiness  system  integrator  upgrading  to 
24 days ago by jonerp
Oracle Cloud ERP: The Sleeping Giant?
"While nearly ever ERP vendor in the market is promoting “cloud” offerings to the point of exertion, many of the industry leaders including SAP S/4HANA and Microsoft Dynamics 365 are still struggling to migrate their full legacy functionality to the cloud. Oracle is no different in working to bring E-Business Suite capability into its cloud offering. However, where Oracle is stepping up their game is in the development and integration of emerging technologies into their ERP offering."
erp  software  selection  oracle  cloud  implementations  implementation  plan  and  budget  strategies  to  implement  better  successful 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
Your Business Blueprint Should Dictate Your SAP S/4HANA Implementation – Not the Other Way Around
"If you talk to a sales rep from SAP or a system integrator such as Deloitte, Accenture, or Capgemini, they will tell you the opposite. They will say that SAP “best practices” should define your business and that your people should just change to adopt to software functionality. They will also push you to implement SAP as quickly as possible – not because it’s best for your business, but because it’s best for SAP and the system integrator."
sap  s  4hana  implementations  best  system  integrator  how  to  plan  for  an  s4  hana  implementation  project  lessons  from  the  national  grid  v.  wipro  lawsuit  quality  assurance  your 
8 weeks ago by jonerp
Risks of Microsoft Dynamics 365 System Integrators
"Choosing a technical system integrator is an important decision for any digital transformation. But the risks of Microsoft Dynamics 365 system integrators are even greater than for other ERP solutions.

While SAP, Oracle, and other ERP vendors have tightly controlled their ecosystems, Microsoft Dynamics has traditionally taken a hands-off approach to their system integrators. This has led to a high degree of variation in the market and almost too many options to choose from. This can make it difficult for many organizations to select the best Dynamics 365 system integrator."
microsoft  dynamics  365  implementations  implementation  system  integrator  vs.  netsuite  expert  witness  sap  s4hana  upgrading  to 
8 weeks ago by jonerp
How to Avoid Losing Control of Your SAP S/4HANA Transformation
"One of the biggest mistakes is to hand complete control of the project over to your system integrator. Yes, they probably have a deeper competency in SAP than your team does, but you need to be the one to manage their resources, expectations, and deliverables. They should report to your project team rather than managing the overall project. And if things aren’t working out and can’t be remediated, don’t be afraid to fire your SAP system integrator."
sap  s  4hana  implementations  how  to  plan  for  an  s4  hana  implementation  project  lessons  from  the  national  grid  v.  wipro  lawsuit  failure  at  lidl  quality  assurance  system  integrator 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
A Hazardous Waste: An Overview of ICL’s Failed SAP Implementation
"While there is no magic bullet for preventing an IT disaster, understanding why major transformational programs fail is a great first step"
system  integrators  chemical  industry  chemicals  failed  erp  implementation  ibm  lawsuit  it  disaster  sap 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
The DEVOlution of Enterprise Technology Buying
" It’s an imperfect world and long standing practices, risk aversion, and broad buying teams are reinforcing the bad, even as both sides improve in some areas. It could be a truly “Beautiful World,” but today it’s not for everyone. It is gonna take some change by vendors, by partners, and by customers to get to where we should be."
go-to-market  b2b  buying  brand  devo  implementation  partners  scenarios 
february 2019 by jonerp
When is it Time to Say Goodbye to Accenture, Deloitte, IBM or KPMG?
"Here are a few signs to look for:

You are in deployment mode and your cost per day for ERP consultants is greater than 15% of the rate you would pay for a solid independent
The SI’s team lacks experience and you are spending more time developing their talent than your own
You need fresh ideas to solve new problems and the SI team you hired is not qualified
Your SI is attempting to spread its influence well beyond your program without your direction"
system  integrators  accenture  business  transformation  contract  negotiations  deloitte  ibm  it  cost  reduction  project  implementation  kpmg  governance  integrator 
january 2019 by jonerp
Existing Service Providers – What’s Your Cost of Incumbency?
"If you’re like most companies we advise you’re already focused on quantifying the next round of savings initiatives you’re willing to commit to and you’re beginning to identify where and how you’ll realize those savings. You may have even found some success in prior years in looking for savings with your existing services providers."
application  management  services  erp  program  system  integrators  enterprise  agreements  implementation  it  savings 
august 2017 by jonerp
Software Vendor Implementation Services Not Always Best Choice - by @fscavo
"Choosing the wrong system will lead to almost certain failure. But choosing the wrong implementation team can also kill project success, even if it is with the right system. And, interestingly, many times your software vendor's professional services team is not the best choice. This post outlines the reasons why."
erp  selection  implementation  consultants  microsoft  dynamics  netsuite  oracle 
may 2017 by jonerp
The Bay of Pigs: Mitigating ERP Project Risk
"Shortcuts that are equally problematic, and harder to spot, are those that effectively hide behind the metrics you are using to manage the project. These are the result of “unintentional” or “uninformed” decisions that happen at the “micro” level of the project, driven largely by individual blind spots and/or inexperience."
erp  program  management  implementation 
april 2017 by jonerp
The CIO’s Playbook for Managing an SAP Relationship – Role of the CIO
"These executives come prepared with a set of well thought out principles which will serve as the foundation from which they will manage their next generation SAP relationship. These principles are based on a combination of their personal and organizational values; however, they are informed and prioritized based on an advanced understanding of the underlying issues that will arise during the negotiation."
sap  audit  contract  negotiations  erp  implementation  licensing  negotiation 
october 2016 by jonerp
Top 5 Takeaways From Panorama's 2016 ERP Report - by @erickimberling
"1. Business transformation is still not the top reason for pursuing ERP implementations. Unfortunately, too many organizations still take a myopically flawed approach to their ERP implementations. The #1 reason for selecting a new ERP system was to replace the old system. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it shows that too many companies are replacing systems because they have to – not because they want to pursue a larger business transformation."
erp  implementation  2016  report  cloud 
june 2016 by jonerp
Who's to Blame? Investigating an ERP Failure - by @erickimberling
"Technical projects typically don’t succeed, but business transformations do. Unfortunately, most CIOs are more comfortable with technology than they are business. The most successful ones, however, treat their ERP implementations as business transformations rather than technical installations. After all, implementing new ERP software is much more complex and has more impact on the business than say, a Windows upgrade or antivirus software rollout. When compared to a more basic technical installation, ERP implementations have a bigger impact on employees, business processes and the overall strategy of your company. Be sure to plan and execute your project accordingly."
erp  implementation  consultants  expert  witness  failure  software 
may 2016 by jonerp
The Five Best Strategies for ERP Training and Employee Adoption - by @erickimberling
"There is a common – and severely flawed – assumption in the industry that end-user training a few weeks before go-live will be enough to get employees comfortable with change. This one faulty assumption can undermine your overall enterprise software initiative more than most."
erp  implementation  consultants  organizational  change  management 
may 2016 by jonerp
The Role of Fear in ERP Implementation - by @fscavo
"But the one thing that worried this group the most was that they wouldn’t have the resources to get the implementation finished while still taking care of their regular duties. Would they have the bandwidth? We had told them that they had to put their best people on this project, but could they afford to do that? Where would they get additional personnel? The top executive in the room spoke up and assured the group that the company was ready to spend the money to make those resources available."
erp  selection  implementation 
february 2016 by jonerp
Warning Signs of ERP Consulting Fraud - by @erickimberling
"Consultants are a lot less likely to go rogue when they have very clearly defined consulting processes, methodologies and standards in place. This goes beyond the typical ERP consultant’s PowerPoint deck outlining a fancy methodology acronym, but it includes clearly defined steps in the process that have ultimately been fine-tuned over years of experience in the ERP systems space."
erp  implementation  consulting  expert  witness  fraud  services  systems 
february 2016 by jonerp
Five Common (and Inaccurate) Myths of ERP Systems - by @erickimberling
"Be leery of terms like “implementation accelerators,” “out of the box functionality,” and “pre-configured solutions.” Things like these may have slight benefits, but they are typically not material enough to make a significant difference. The business transformation portion of your implementation will always be the most difficult aspect of your project, and no implementation tool can automate those activities."
erp  implementation  business  process  reengineering  implementations  systems  organizational  change  management 
february 2016 by jonerp
Top 10 Predictions for the ERP Industry in 2016 - by @erickimberling
"The buzz behind cloud ERP systems is finally starting to die down – largely because most ERP vendors and third-party hosting providers have provided plenty of affordable options for companies wanting to migrate to the cloud. Research and data outlined in our 2015 ERP Report suggests that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future, but the big difference is that it will become a normal and accepted part of most ERP systems rather than a trendy buzzword hyped by industry analysts."
erp  implementation  failure  industry  predictions  systems 
january 2016 by jonerp
Oracle v. Rimini Street Verdict Clarifies Ground Rules for Third-Party Maintenance - by @fscavo
"Earlier this month, the jury reached its verdict in the Oracle v. Rimini Street lawsuit, a closely-watched case involving third-party maintenance (3PM) in the enterprise software industry. Assuming the jury’s verdict stands up against potential appeals, the case sets an important precedent for how 3PM providers should operate to ensure they are not violating the intellectual property rights of the software owners. We expect customer use of third-party maintenance will increase as a result of this verdict."
erp  selection  implementation  consultants  it  strategy  oracle  rimini  street  sap  third  party  maintenance 
october 2015 by jonerp
Five Differences Between a Technology vs. Business Focused ERP Implementation - by @erickimberling
"Organizational change management entails much more than basic end-user training. If you haven’t started any meaningful organizational change management until end-user training, then your project is may very well be in trouble. While end-user training is important, it is just one component of what is ultimately required to ensure your employees adapt to the new software and deliver measurable benefits to your business."
erp  implementation  business  process  reengineering  organizational  change  management 
september 2015 by jonerp
Takeaways From Panorama's 2015 Manufacturing ERP Report - by @erickimberling
"The mix of ERP vendors among manufacturers is very different than in other industries. Our original 2015 ERP Report, published earlier this year, showed SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics leading the pack among ERP vendors in all industries. However, Microsoft Dynamics shows the largest market share in the manufacturing space which is quickly followed by Epicor and Infor. This proves that manufacturers have unique – and oftentimes complex – business requirements that aren’t as well met by all ERP vendors. It also highlights the importance of an independent and thorough ERP software selection process."
erp  implementation  2015  manufacturing  report  software  vendors 
september 2015 by jonerp
ERP Failure? Five Ways to Build a Successful Case in an ERP Lawsuit - by @erickimberling
"In unfortunate cases, these implementations turn to lawsuits. Over the last several years, I have had a front row seat to over a dozen of the highest profile lawsuits in the world as an ERP expert witness – and some interesting lessons come along with our forensic reconstruction of what went wrong in each of these cases."
erp  implementation  business  process  reengineering  failure  expert  witness  testimony  microsoft  dynamics  oracle  organizational  change  management  sap 
august 2015 by jonerp
Five Reasons ERP Implementations Lead to Change Resistance - by @erickimberling
"No matter the size, age, scope or complexity of your business, ERP implementations are difficult. Even with many executives claiming their organization’s employees are “ready for change,” enterprise system deployments always create change resistance organization-wide."
erp  implementation  organizational  change  management 
july 2015 by jonerp
What it Takes to Succeed in Manufacturing Now and in the Future - by @erickimberling
"The dichotomy between successful and struggling organizations is becoming more pronounced as the technological landscape changes. Over the last 20 years I’ve been in the consulting industry, I’ve been both directly and indirectly involved with thousands of companies and executives that have given me a unique insight as to why some organizations are better equipped to succeed than others. While it would be nice if everyone benefited comparably from new enterprise technologies and opportunities, unfortunately, the benefits of new technology are not evenly distributed."
erp  implementation  business  process  reengineering  software  manufacturing  organizational  change  management 
june 2015 by jonerp
Key Findings From the 2015 ERP Report - by @erickimberling
"Despite industry buzz, over the last several years Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption has hovered at a relatively low level. However, this year we saw an exponential increase in SaaS and cloud adoption. This year 33% of organizations implemented a SaaS solution, compared to just 4% last year."
erp  implementation  report  software  selection  vendors 
june 2015 by jonerp
Five Leadership Lessons from Successful Manufacturers - by @erickimberling
"During business transformations, which many manufacturers experience fairly regularly, leadership is critical and can make or break an initiative. For example, ERP implementations and business process reengineering initiatives require effective leadership traits that not all of them are cut out for. Below are five leadership traits that we have found differentiate successful manufacturers from their more average-performing peers"
erp  implementation  business  process  reengineering  vendors  manufacturing  ocm 
april 2015 by jonerp
Leadership Communication: What to Say and How to Say It - by @erickimberling
"Abstract Image of Business People's Silhouettes in a MeetingAll business transformations require effective leadership buy-in and communication. The executive and management teams sponsoring a major change in an organization are tasked with an important mission: what to communicate to employees and how to say it."
erp  implementation  business  process  reengineering  ocm 
april 2015 by jonerp
Debunking the Seven Myths of Business Process Reengineering - by @erickimberling
"While this is mostly good news; there is a catch. As unfortunate as it may be, everyone has differing opinions of what business process reengineering actually means and wonders what its correlation is to ERP implementations. However, over the last decade, our team has found seven common myths associated with BPR that we have decided to share with you along with a healthy dose of reality check to go with them."
erp  implementation  bpr  business  processes  software  ocm 
march 2015 by jonerp
Business and Technology Predictions for the Year 2020 - by @erickimberling
"A man by the name of Dennis Gabor once said, ?We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it.? In the ERP industry we have the ability to look at data collected over the last several years to see where trends are shaping the future of enterprise resource planning. "
erp  implementation  crm  software  saas 
march 2015 by jonerp
Lessons From Successful CRM Implementations - by @erickimberling
"Among the companies that are still struggling, many are looking to the sales increases that effective CRM systemscan offer. For example, the energy, oil and gas industries are undergoing a time of severe turbulence with plummeting oil prices. With this unfamiliar change, many companies are more aggressively pursuing sales growth against the backdrop of softer prices and a more limited market."
erp  implementation  business  process  reengineering  crm  software  ocm 
february 2015 by jonerp
Five ERP Implementation Mistakes that Small Businesses Make - by @erickimberling
"Small businesses are often times not well-equipped to manage the complexities and challenges of ERP implementations. More specifically, they habitually lack the bandwidth, skills and experience to make these initiatives successful"
erp  implementation  business  process  reengineering  consultants  vendors  ocm 
january 2015 by jonerp

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