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Is S&OP Excellence Slip Slidin’ Away?
"Clarity of Strategy. Great S&OP processes start with clarity of strategy. Companies that do S&OP do it well can quickly answer the question of, “What is the role of S&OP? What defines success?” Sadly, most companies cannot answer these questions. When I ask them, they look at me like I am the dumbest analyst in the world. The answer is not easy, but needs to be defined for each organization.To move forward quickly, there needs to be clarity of the role of the supply chain in driving growth."
sales  and  operations  planning  supply  chain  leadership  s&op  excellence 
15 days ago by jonerp
An Empty Chair…. #scm
"When I was a Gartner analyst in 2001, there were over 120 B2b platforms. Then we termed them trading exchanges. Today, two decades later, only 10% of these initial start-ups survive. With the evolution of VANs, and trading exchanges at the turn of the decade, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) became the workhorse of the industry to move data between companies. (EDI is an electronic interchange of business information using a standardized format; a process that allows one company to send information to another company electronically rather than with paper.) In an ideal state, trading partners work together to drive value in networks."
network  of  networks  new  technologies  b2b  blockchain  supply  chain  excellence  operating  value 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
2020 Planning Requires Big Wings and Feet
"The financial budget is a cost-control mechanism. There are many reasons why the budget cannot be used as a supply chain forecast. The issues include:

Level of granularity. Supply chain management requires good data at the mix level of an item/location. Granular data by volume is a must to be able to manage replenishment, network design, and inventory targets. Most budgets are completed in currency at a brand level. It is not sufficient."
supply  chain  excellence  leadership  driving  finance 
october 2019 by jonerp
To Move Forward, We Need to be Clear on What We Are Automating
"To maximize the value of a data scientist team, the organization needs to think about an organizational layer of translation to adequately communicate the requirements of workflow, rules and the user interface. Without this, I find that the data scientist will improve the engine, but the results are not able to become part of an embedded process due to the lack of holistic thinking."
supply  chain  excellence  data  scientist  2030  talent 
september 2019 by jonerp
Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process
"When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. The symptom is clear, but the root issues are not clear. As I work with leadership teams to understand the “why”, I experience circular discussions. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. Ironically, I find organizations easily write big checks for technology implementations, but struggle to drive process improvement."
customer-centric  supply  chains  demand  driven  chain  excellence 
august 2019 by jonerp
The March of the Lemmings
"We are still testing the early research findings, but the role of the budget and the impact of financial leadership shows some statistical significance between effective and less successful processes. Shown in Table 1 are the differences. Tight coupling of the budget to the S&OP process is detrimental. The budget is obsolete when published. Why? Markets change. They are not static. S&OP’s role is to maximize opportunity and mitigate risk while following the principles of the budget. What does this mean? For example, instead of integrating cost data, analyze costs based on mix variance against the goals of operating margin. Similarly, analyze inventories based on strategy versus integrating budget data. The focus is on balance sheet performance. Only lemmings tightly integrate financial data to supply chain analysis."
uncategorized  lemming  sales  and  operations  planning  supply  chain  excellence  what-if  analysis 
june 2019 by jonerp
Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street
"Be Careful on Customer Service Automation. Customer service automation is an ongoing opportunity. As companies attempt to eliminate labor, voice automation and bots are technologies du jour. Perhaps success will come later; it is clearly an early stage deployment. The customer experience is rough. I suggest that all supply chain leaders call their support lines and accept responsibility for customer service. For example, Friday, I spent an hour on the phone with Bonvoy (the new Marriott branding) to get disconnected three times. Today, as I tried to get service from a local network provider, the response was, “Sorry. I would love to help you out, but I am a new bot and still learning. I have trouble understanding long questions. Try something like, “What’s my bill?” You can also use one of the options here.” New bots are a waste of everyone’s time, and the voice automated Bonvoy service ineffective a holiday weekend."
uncategorized  inventory  main  street  mainstream  orbit  charts  supply  chain  excellence  planning 
may 2019 by jonerp
S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?
"Invest in Descriptive Analytics. Allow business users access to data through the use descriptive analytics. Layer technologies like Microsoft Power BI, Qlik, Spotfire, Tableau, and Thoughtspot on top of planning technologies. To improve S&OP execution, focus on helping business users access data at the speed of business. This means less focus on traditional reporting, ERP and portal strategies. Make discussions data-driven using descriptive analytics layered on top of complex technology landscapes. The average company has five-to-seven S&OP processes and seven-to-eight advanced planning technologies. As a result, getting to data is a barrier."
uncategorized  analytics  decision  making  governance  sales  and  operations  planning  supply  chain  excellence 
may 2019 by jonerp
SAP earnings Q1 2019 – accounting for Qualtrics and restructuring, as an activist investor takes a stake
"SAP's Q1 2019 earnings report was packed with upbeat numbers, but some loaded news came with it, including the separate announcement of an activist investor, and a continued "operational overhaul." Here's my pre-Sapphire Now review."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture 
april 2019 by jonerp
Demystifying Zoho – CEO Sridhar Vembu reveals Zoho’s ambitions in a post-ERP world
"Zoho's ways can be mysterious, but their growth is undeniable. At Zoholics 2019, talks with CEO Sridhar Vembu cast a new light on Zoho's ambitions - including that pesky "are you an ERP vendor?" question, and a future... beyond software?"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
april 2019 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – executive shakeups jolt the enterprise and cloud BI earns its relevance
"This week - executive movement shakes up the enterprise, but what comes next? Also: cloud BI makes adoption gains, and is the term RPA dead? Your whiffs include Air Pod awkwardness and Twitter's burning ambitions."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  hits  misses 
april 2019 by jonerp
Bill McDermott’s outsized SAP valuation ambition – a Rubicon crossed or a bridge too far?
"Can SAP pull off a doubling or more of its current market valuation? McDermott is making the case but it is hard to see how the numbers stack up."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  crm  customer  experience 
april 2019 by jonerp
Qualtrics and SAP’s new mission as a ‘system of action’ – exclusive interview
"In an exclusive interview Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith and SAP's Adaire Fox-Martin explain the software giant's new mission as a system of action for customers"
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  crm  customer  experience  user  xaas 
april 2019 by jonerp
Who Will Win?
"The wider market is decision support. The goal is to improve organizational decision-making by unleashing the power of analytics. The supply chain planning market is narrow and used by only 3-5% of back office personnel. The new goal is decision support for the masses. The new solutions deliver answers better, faster and easier. Today’s solutions are expensive, long to deploy and hard to use. The greater the M&A activity, the worse the issue. (JDA, E2Open, Infor, and Logility grew through acquisitions.)"
uncategorized  analytics  anaplan  decision  support  supply  chain  excellence  planning 
april 2019 by jonerp
Sustainability might not be sexy, but life depends on it
"That’s 5 million units a year, all which generate data, and all of which need energy and resources in their creation. Chris suggests that by 2030 most people will have 15 devices, all generating data because “everything computes at the edge and everywhere”. He’s seen research that suggests we will run out of gold by 2030. Yikes!"
trends  &  concepts  cloud  corporate  culture  edge  computing  future  hm19  hpe  hybrid  innovation  strategy  supply  chain  sustainability 
april 2019 by jonerp
Digital With Impact – Brian Sommer’s opus for the 21st century enterprise
"Brian Sommer's Digital With Impact is not a soft read. For many it might be a wakeup call, for others, it may be depressing. But for those ready to take action, it's a goldmine."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  -  frictionless  future  of  work 
april 2019 by jonerp
Infor 3.0 is all about people and the future of work – an interview with CEO Charles Phillips
"I sit down with Infor CEO Charles Phillips to discuss how he’s tackling the next phase of Infor’s strategy, which places people at the centre of business systems."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  crm  customer  experience  future  of  work  hcm  the 
april 2019 by jonerp
SuiteWorld19 – Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on moving NetSuite to the Oracle Cloud
"NetSuite is an important showcase for Oracle Cloud and its autonomous database, confirms Oracle CEO Mark Hurd at the vendor's SuiteWorld conference"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture 
april 2019 by jonerp
Accenture after Pierre – business as usual, with no pause button
"Accenture's long-standing CEO Pierre Nanterme passed away earlier this year, but it's a case of keep on keeping on for the firm."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  outsourcing 
march 2019 by jonerp
Why Sportable Scoreboards moved to cloud ERP, and what they’ve learned about change – Oracle MBX ’19
"Sportable Scoreboards is not your typical Oracle customer, but they wouldn't have it any other way. At Oracle MBX/CX 2019, their team told me about their manufacturing niche, and why a move to Oracle Cloud Applications is core to their future growth."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  manufacturing 
march 2019 by jonerp
SAP Nation 3.0 – Manifest Destiny, a review and conversation
"SAP Nation 3.0 - Manifest Destiny provides the kind of call to action for both customers and SAP that has been missing in recent years. As such it is a solid read with something for everyone."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  crm  customer  experience 
march 2019 by jonerp
Ready for Everything-as-a-Service? 5 things you need to know
"What happens when servitization of products meets productization of services? Phil Wainewright meets FinancialForce CEO Tod Nielsen in the XaaS zone"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  professional  services  xaas 
march 2019 by jonerp
Exclusive – how JAAS Systems built a manufacturing vertical on Acumatica’s cloud ERP platform
"Some pundits are skeptical about partners building cloud ERP verticals. JAAS Systems could care less - these days, they're the official manufacturing edition for Acumatica cloud ERP. Here's why JAAS bet on Acumatica, and cloud manufacturing."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  skills  training  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service  manufacturing 
march 2019 by jonerp
Visibility: If Only I Could See
"Improved visibility allows teams to see information and take action. When done well, a visibility project improves outcomes and collaboration. The caution is that the word “visibility” is over used, and there are many solution options. The market is over-hyped and often companies are not clear in their selection criteria."
network  of  networks  new  technologies  analytics  control  data  governance  supply  chain  visibility 
march 2019 by jonerp
Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition
"Companies are drowning in data, but struggle to get insights. As shown in Figure 3, companies struggle to get data to make decisions. The focus is on functional metrics, but most are unable to get to overall supply chain metrics. For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory. So, one business use case for control towers is accessing supply chain key performance indicators. The average company has five-to-seven Advanced Planning Systems (APS) and twelve Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions. While performance monitoring is not the most common use case for a control tower project, the gap exists."
global  supply  chains  inventory  management  market-driven  analytics  control  tower  performance  measurement  chain  excellence  visibility 
march 2019 by jonerp
Speed as a competitive edge – how Fabuwood Cabinetry uses modern ERP as a data platform
"You wouldn't think getting an edge in quality kitchen cabinetry is about speed. Or that ERP success is about becoming a customer-facing data platform. But as I learned from Acumatica customer of the year Fabuwood, both are achievable."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel  use  cases  manufacturing 
february 2019 by jonerp
What’s new at diginomica and fresh angst among independent industry analysts
"We have big plans to suck less. Check it out. Also, we're starting to see more public criticism of mega-vendors. Here's our round-up of recent tropes that get to the heart of what irks independent analysts."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  crm  customer  experience  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work 
february 2019 by jonerp
Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?
"Over 65% of supply chain planning happens in Excel spreadsheets. One of the reasons? Usability. The second? The ability to model the supply chain in the technology. Models are not created equally.

Many times it is the result of the purchase of supply chain planning technologies purchased based on IT standardization. The lack of usability and modeling capabilities drive dissatisfaction."
change  management  demand  global  supply  chains  market-driven  chain  talent  job  satisfaction  planners  valentines  day 
february 2019 by jonerp
Retailers are not in the software upgrade business – Oracle weighs in on 2019 retail trends, from AI to cloud adoption
"So what's the hottest trend in retail tech? I thought Oracle might point to AI or inventory drones. But Jeff Warren called attention to the other challenges. It all ties back to serving customers better, and separating from the retail pack."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
february 2019 by jonerp
Why Texas Scenic Company is pursuing construction in the cloud with Acumatica ERP
"Vendors get excited about new releases, but I want to hear it from customers. At this year's Acumatica Summit, I got an inside look from an early adopter of the Acumatica Construction Accounting cloud."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  manufacturing 
february 2019 by jonerp
Top 10 Ways Internet Of Things And Blockchain Strengthen Supply Chains
"One CIO told me recently his company deliberately spins up several POCs at once, adding “they’re our proving grounds, we’re pushing blockchain and IoT’s limits to see if they can solve our most challenging supply chain problems and we’re learning a tremendous amount.”
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  blockchain  forecasts  use  cases  ethical  supply  chains  ibm  food  trust  iiot  industrial  internet  of  things 
february 2019 by jonerp
Shoebacca at the Acumatica Summit – competing against Amazon means uniting the front office and warehouse
"It wouldn't be an Acumatica Summit without retail customer Shoebacca up to something new. But in a frank sit down after the keynote, I learned that the real action is the push to enhance back end visibility, improve returns, and apply bold new retail metrics."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  e-commerce  internet  of  things  retail  the  omni-channel 
february 2019 by jonerp
Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?
"My questions for the technologists were, “How do you define cognitive?” With hearing this question, most will answer with silence. Only Enterra answers the question with the definition of a semantic inference engine. Instead, most of the solutions are aligning data using machine learning or improving planning models through better use of math. Few are driving innovation to drive autonomous supply chain planning through better management of exceptions (not just showing the exceptions, but giving suggested action)."
big  data  supply  chains  new  technologies  advanced  planning  aera  anaplan  cognitive  computing  kinaxis  logility  market  hype 
february 2019 by jonerp
Building high performance surfboards to catch the global wave – Firewire’s cloud ERP journey with Acumatica
"The Acumatica Summit put me in front a slew of customers. First up? A surfboard company that must compete in a modern world of manufacturing sustainability, global customers and online commerce."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
january 2019 by jonerp
SAP restructures as it sets long term ambitions while meeting Q4 FY2018 expectations
"SAP announced an ambitious target for cloud earnings by 2023 as it sets to take an estimated €800-950 million restructuring hit, hits Q4 expectations."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  crm  customer  experience  digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  earnings  reports 
january 2019 by jonerp
Zoho CEO – Amazon is coming to enterprise software
"Cloud application vendor Zoho believes enterprise software prices are set to fall as Amazon enters the market and says it's ready to take on the newcomer"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  crm  customer  experience  transformation  frictionless  enterprise 
january 2019 by jonerp
At the dawn of a new generation of enterprise applications
"Slack, Zendesk and a few others are a new generation of cloud-native vendors set to reinvent enterprise applications for a connected, frictionless future"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  crm  customer  experience  frictionless  enterprise  xaas 
january 2019 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – IoT security gets blockchained, and open source gets blogchained
"This week, the problem of IoT security gets open sourced as we track blog chains and blockchains for insights. Retail's big show gets a diginomica dissection, and whiffs are off to a good start with indestructable snowmen and ill-fated trials by combat."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  hits  misses  open  source  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
january 2019 by jonerp
Infor CEO Charles Phillips on the $1.5bn that sets up a massive tech IPO
"Infor CEO Charles Phlllips gives us the lowdown on the $1.5 billion investment that primes the enterprise software giant for a massive tech IPO"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work 
january 2019 by jonerp
Manufacturing a crisis? Upbeat data meets Trump’s tariffs
"An upbeat report on tech trends in US manufacturing finds tech can be used by manufacturers to offset impact of Trump's tariffs, but also that those tariffs aren't helpful."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  infrastructure  iot  robotics  ai  regulation 
january 2019 by jonerp
Welcome 2019
"Trend 5. Digital Manufacturing Success. In the next two years, companies will make the most progress in the area of digital manufacturing. The combination of technologies for track and trace (an example is ThinkIQ), 3D printing, robotics, and wearables improves flexibility in operations. Company digital initiatives will have the most success in production operations."
global  supply  chains  market-driven  network  of  networks  new  technologies  uncategorized  2019  demand  driven  market  years  predictions  chain  excellence 
january 2019 by jonerp
The Year That Was – the @jonerp version - the rise of the best of breed cloue enterprise and the CX farce
"Jon's year brought him from AI hype overload to use case inspiration and back again. Hot topics include the digital skills gap, the farce of customer experience, and the return of the best of breed enterprise."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  hits  misses  machine  intelligence  ai  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel 
december 2018 by jonerp
How Tilray is pushing to scale with the cannabis market – and Acumatica SaaS ERP
"Puns aside, nothing is growing like the cannabis market. This week, I got the update from Tilray's Cuba Flowers on the heels of their IPO. Flowers is facing a whole new scale. He also has new expectations for Acumatica's cloud ERP - it's an integration game now."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
december 2018 by jonerp
Exclusive – IQMS’ CEO on why IQMS was acquired by Dassault Systèmes – and what’s next
"The acquisition of IQMS by Dassault Systèmes was more evidence of the resurgence in midmarket manufacturing. But why Dassault Systèmes? And what concerns did customers raise? Here's what IQMS' CEO had to say."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  manufacturing 
december 2018 by jonerp
Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell
"Nick strongly believes that it is insufficient to drive supply chain improvement through incrementalism. His take? It is just not enough to do a software upgrade or slowly push continuous improvement projects. He has personally experienced the results from this type of incrementality and believes that the greatest success happens by challenging existing paradigms. Nick does this well."
supply  chain  excellence  ddmrp  demand  driven  nick  lynch  shell  leadership 
december 2018 by jonerp
Our Walk In The Fog
"1) Demand Sensing. Despite a 2-3X increase in demand latency, there is still a strong belief that the order represents market demand. It does not. Companies talk about customer-centric supply chains, but most leaders are more comfortable in the world of supply than demand. While there is much hype on DDMRP and the use of orders as a proxy for demand, companies need to remember that orders carry latency: they are out-of-step with market purchase behavior. The further back in the supply chain that companies find themselves, the greater the order latency, the less that the order reflects market behaviors."
global  supply  chains  chain  excellence  uncategorized  anaplan  network  of  networks  plannning 
december 2018 by jonerp
Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation
By piloting this approach with several businesses, General Managers began to understand the trade-offs such as “If you focus on speed, cost will be good, but likely not industry best.” A powerful part of the process is the trade-offs conversation to establish the predominant capability needed. We used the diagram in Figure 5 to illustrate the trade-offs with the leadership teams."
supply  chain  excellence  clorox  james  foster  leadership  mark  hersh  orbit  charts  cain  insights  chains  to  admire  value  segmentation 
december 2018 by jonerp
Coupa CEO Bernshteyn – our customers can “weather the storm” of economic change
"Coupa ends calendar 2018 with strong growth and a good outlook into 2019, whatever the economy delivers."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  machine  intelligence  ai  spend  management 
december 2018 by jonerp
Plex Systems appoints new CEO Bill Berutti – here’s a first look at his plans
"I don't usually write about CEO movements. But the appointment of CEO Bill Berutti at Plex Systems is especially interesting. Prior to the announcement, Berutti gave me a first look at his plans - and fielded my concerns."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  manufacturing 
december 2018 by jonerp
Digital transformation is for life, not just for go-live
"The full force of digital transformation takes most enterprises by surprise and adjusting to continuous, ongoing change is one of the first requirements."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  hcm  the  future  of  work  it  service  management 
december 2018 by jonerp
What Value Are You Getting From Planning?
"Why should you care? Today market turbulence abounds. Spiraling transportation costs, tariff shifts and increased expectations for customer service sparks new interest in supply chain planning. Operations complexity coupled with the rise in demand volatility increases corporate risk. (Reference Figure 1. The larger the bubble, the greater the risk.)

Outsourcing–procurement, manufacturing and transportation– decreased visibility and increased data latency. As a result, we introduced black holes into the supply chain. Additionally the move from regional to global supply chain management decreased visibility. Yet, companies continued to invest primarily in ERP systems."
supply  chain  analytics  excellence  demand  planning  feasible  plan  forecast  value  add  forecastability 
november 2018 by jonerp
Workday’s Bhusri on indirect access, AWS, happy customers and next gen finance
"Workday is evolving but founding principles remain intact. Key among those is the notion of hap[py employees and happy customers. We speak with Aneel Bhusri about this and other topics."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work  event  reports 
november 2018 by jonerp
SAP UK & Ireland User Group report continuing issues with indirect access and SAP technology adoption
"SAP UK & Ireland User Group provide a mixed bag of results over the progress made with S/4 HANA, C/4HANA, and indirect access."
brexit  cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  event  reports  indirect  access 
november 2018 by jonerp
How Plex disrupted the analyst day – via a shop floor tour with customer Coastal Automotive
"Analysts are spending the day with Plex Systems again - what could happen? Nothing predictable, thank goodness. On deck: a revealing shop floor tour with Plex customer Coastal Automotive. Here's my illustrated review."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
november 2018 by jonerp
FinancialForce and the quest to remake midmarket ERP for a digital world
"The latest release from FinancialForce builds in analytics and billing in the quest to remake midmarket ERP as agile and connected for a digital world"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  crm  customer  experience  frictionless  enterprise  professional  services  user 
november 2018 by jonerp
NetSuite’s growth agenda – and its plans for software expansion
"At SuiteConnect West, part of last week’s Oracle OpenWorld event, NetSuite CEO Evan Goldberg described how supporting growing customers means growing its own product, too."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture 
october 2018 by jonerp
Sage Intacct CEO Rob Reid on the state on Intacct – AI should help the CFO transform
"At Sage Intacct Advantage 2018, I heard a radical vision of Financial Leadership 3.0. So how will Sage Intacct help customers get there? How does AI factor in? And how does Sage's acquisition of Intacct look now? Robert Reid is on deck."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence 
october 2018 by jonerp
SAP TechEd 2018 – focusing on cloud complexity, ABAP, APIs and events
"There's a bright world ahead for SAP developers. How is this manifesting itself and what are the challenges?"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  devops  nosql  the  open  source  stack  event  reports 
october 2018 by jonerp
Sage Intacct Advantage 2018 – customers speak to the results of financial transformation
"I'm always pushing vendors for customer use cases to validate their next-gen aspirations. Sage Intacct Advantage 2018 brought a welcome twist: a series of customer presentations backed up by financial transformation proof points."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
october 2018 by jonerp
Oracle OpenWorld 2018 – The intelligent apps equation
"Oracle will showcase some fresh capabilities that breathe new life into cloud ERP. Here is the rundown on what to expect along with commentary from ASteve Miranda who leads that endeavor. It makes for a compelling story but it will be customers who confirm."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  machine  intelligence  ai  talent  management  event  reports  oow18 
october 2018 by jonerp
The new, new NetSuite – it’s all about your growth at SuiteConnect
"The NetSuite of today is focused on customers' success and growth for customers. This is a smart strategy which the company demonstrated by bringing on enthusiastic customers."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture 
october 2018 by jonerp
DSAG and SAP on more or less the same page? Tell me it ain’t so.
"A DSAG survey provides illuminating insights into how well aligned SAP is to its customers. It's not all smooth sailing but there are important areas of agreement that hold bright promise for the future. "
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  devops  nosql  the  open  source  stack 
october 2018 by jonerp
Inforum 2018 exclusive – the state of Infor’s SaaSy reinvention with CFO Kevin Samuelson
"As Inforum 2018 came to a close, I had the chance to press Infor CFO Kevin Samuelson on how Infor is doing SaaS differently - and what their market challenges are. Samuelson is the ideal person to ask: he's an old school Infor guy who's been a key player in Infor's modernization story."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work 
october 2018 by jonerp
L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence
"To understand the extent of the achievement, note the comparison to their industry peer group in Table 1. Note that the company is at the industry average on growth, but outperforming the average on operating margin, inventory turns, return on invested capital, market cap, price to tangible book. Overall, L’Oreal is number two in the peer group in terms of driving improvement as defined by the Supply Chain Index."
customer-centric  supply  chains  market-driven  chain  excellence  beauty  l'oreal  personal  products 
october 2018 by jonerp
Inforum 2018 – Flint Hills Resources shares how to pull off a rapid CloudSuite Financials implementation
"Contrary to some marketing messages you might see, SaaS ERP implementations are not easy. At Inforum 2018, I attended a presentation from a CloudSuite Financials customer that showed how they pulled off a go-live in ten months. The lessons are instructive."
"cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
october 2018 by jonerp
Infor thru the stages- what’s the next phase?
"t’s been interesting to watch Infor’s transformation over the last few years. How can a company with so many product lines modernize them all, migrate users to the cloud and position these firms for a more digital future? Here’s the progress report that’s been eight years in the making."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  internet  of  things  machine  intelligence  ai  robotics 
october 2018 by jonerp
Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection
"A business decision for supply chain planning should focus on the selection of the technology that can drive better business outcomes. This often in direct opposition with the solution that minimizes the IT budget. For example, there are very few planning pilots where Oracle or SAP beat the competition on capabilities. I often tell clients, “What good is a cheap solution if it does not solve the business problem?” A focus on IT standardization is one of the primary reason for low business user satisfaction in the recent study shown in Figure 5."
demand  driven  digital  supply  chain  global  chains  sales  and  operations  planning  excellence  analytics  decision  support  production 
september 2018 by jonerp
Workday Q2 FY2019 impresses, warns of headwinds associated with Adaptive Insights acquisition
"Another solid quarter from Workday but with plenty of questions around what happens now that the Adaptive Insights acquisition has been consummated."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work  earnings  reports 
september 2018 by jonerp
Brian Sommer’s The Month in Brief – August, 2018
"Once a month, Brian cleans off his desk, empties his voicemail and recollects the zillion interactions he has with vendors, trade press and business publications. Here’s the roundup from August."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  hcm  the  digital  future  of  work 
september 2018 by jonerp
Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work
"Most companies want to be agile, but they drive an agenda focused on efficiency. By definition, an efficient supply chain is not adaptive, agile or aligned. Our data also shows that it underperforms the peer group. For a financial team, this will seem illogical. Leaders must explain that the the supply chain strategy needs to be about more than cost mitigation."
customer-centric  supply  chains  sales  and  operations  planning  chain  excellence  leadership  talent  analtyics  cost-to-serve  metrics  s&op  supplier  development  insights 
september 2018 by jonerp
Stephen Kelly ousted as Sage CEO after dismal results and faltering transformation
"Stephen Kelly has made an abrupt exit as CEO of Sage. What's going on and what happens next. We cast the runes."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  machine  intelligence  ai 
august 2018 by jonerp
Cloud ERP success requires more than a go-live – the debate continues
"My piece on extracting value from cloud ERP generated some tough questions from readers. Here's the top issued raised - and my responses."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  transformation  frictionless  enterprise 
august 2018 by jonerp
CF Industries on their move to S/4HANA Cloud – “We’re not cloud-first; we’re business-first”
"Debates on the virtues of cloud ERP will be settled by customers. CF Industries VP and CIO Tom Grooms gave a straight shooting view of the dangers of code customization - and how he's planning for growth with S/4HANA Cloud."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  use  cases 
august 2018 by jonerp
How Supply Chain Lost Its Mojo
"Bad Conferences on Steroids. With the pink ghetto marketing organization focused on leads and placement of speakers, there is a strong investment in “conference sponsorships.” In England, we have a plethora of event organizers that roll out many questionable events largely funded by technology companies. Business users attend free, but the primary goal is to provide a forum for technologists to advertise their products (I feel this way about EFT, IE Group, SCOPE, World Trade Group). The reason? There is no vetting of presenters."
market-driven  value  chains  networks  new  technologies  mojo  pink  ghetto  marketing  supply  chain  management  proposition 
august 2018 by jonerp
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