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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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implementation column  training? Will this require implementation and training at >1 site? Are there doubts about commitment/availability of key participants? It is essential to have the entire enterprise know: why such projects are being undertaken, the breadth and depth of impact across the enterprise, the risks that will require diligent attention and management and what each department manager will be accountable for to result in a success for the enterprise, not just for the project team. Change Produced Results   To

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Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics


No matter how well an enterprise implements a CRM, ERP, SCM, Business Intelligence, or Data Warehouse project, poor data quality can destroy its utility and cost real dollars.

implementation column  point B. While an implementation may incorporate data cleansing as part of a project, ongoing monitoring of data quality after handover is currently not a typical IT assignment. Zero-latency decision-making that does not pay close attention to data quality is likely to fail. Unfortunately, the traditional approach to data quality is simply not robust enough to meet these new demands. Data quality solutions have traditionally clustered around name standardization, address hygiene, and demographic Read More

Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk


All one has to do to get with the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the best price and get it all done before the product becomes obsolete or the supplier goes out of business. Many successful and not so successful selections have been made. Learn from those efforts and remove time and risk from your next selection.

implementation column  consultants from bidding on implementation projects that are directly related. This assures objectivity and impartiality throughout the program. Magic Response #5c - Build a team of Expert Stakeholders to carry the process from beginning to conclusion. A good selection process places only essential work effort onto the client's team thereby making it practical to have the right people on the team from the get go. Expert Stakeholders are not always senior managers. Rather, they are respected, influential, Read More

Business Basics: Unscrubbed Data Is Poisonous Data


Most business software system changes falter--if not fail--because of only a few root causes. Data quality is one of these root causes. The cost of high data quality is low, and the short- and long-term benefits are great.

implementation column  a troublesome issue for implementation of a new system, it was apparent that it was at the root of the material management problems that had been plaguing the company for more than a year. There were several telltale operational symptoms: 150 purchase orders and 115 change orders per month; piles of packages in the receiving department prior to their shipping date; 12 percent of the manufacturing staff chasing parts; 75 percent of each shipment meeting spent addressing parts availability; and piles of Read More

A Road Map to Data Migration Success


Many significant business initiatives and large IT projects depend upon a successful data migration. But when migrated data is transformed for new uses, project teams encounter some very specific management and technical challenges. Minimizing the risk of these tricky migrations requires effective planning and scoping. Read up on the issues unique to data migration projects, and find out how to best approach them.

implementation column  project. However, keep the implementation approach as lightweight as possible. There are many dependencies to other projects and applications within the organization. Plan for the inevitable need to change scope, schedules, and roadmaps as quickly as possible. It‘s not unusual for a new application to source from multiple databases, flat files, or external feeds. Additional sources will increase your complexity exponentially. Consider your approach to rationalizing the data across these sources. Also Read More

Successful 5010 and ICD-10 transition: An implementation roadmap


The 1996 US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to improve the portability of health care coverage. The new 5010 standard, requiring compliance by 2012, is expected to reduce individual companion guide requirements and promote consistent implementation across trading partners. Download this report to learn about a methodology designed to address transition challenges and help leverage the transition for competitive advantage.

implementation column  and ICD-10 transition: An implementation roadmap The 1996 US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to improve the portability of health care coverage. The new 5010 standard, requiring compliance by 2012, is expected to reduce individual companion guide requirements and promote consistent implementation across trading partners. Download this report to learn about a methodology designed to address transition challenges and help leverage the transition for competitive Read More

Want to Avoid ERP Implementation Problems? Learn How from the Experts


In Lessons from ERP Implementation Failures, you'll discover the five maincauses of ERP implementation failure.

implementation column  to Avoid ERP Implementation Problems? Learn How from the Experts It's the software industry's dirty little secret. Over 65 percent of software implementations fail—wasting untold amounts of time, money, and resources. Learn from a panel of experts how to make sure your company doesn't suffer these kinds of losses. In Lessons from ERP Implementation Failures , you'll discover the five main causes of ERP implementation failure. And how to make sure they don't jeopardize your next IT project. Of Read More

Difficult Conversations: Positioning Your CEO in a CRM Implementation Part One: Sources of Misconception and Faulty Assumptions


For a successful customer relationship management (CRM) implementation, the chief executive officer (CEO) must have an ongoing role in the process. The project implementer must be aware of common CRM misconceptions, and communicate the nature of CRM to c-level management.

implementation column  CEO in a CRM Implementation Part One: Sources of Misconception and Faulty Assumptions Few experienced customer relationship management (CRM) professionals would argue that the chief executive officer (CEO) doesn't play a key role in the successful deployment of an enterprise-wide CRM project. However, the CEO is often not the lightning rod for a CRM initiative and may not know his or her ongoing role in the process; therefore, it is essential that someone accurately communicate the nature of CRM to the Read More

Avoiding ERP Implementation Pitfalls: Pre-purchase Considerations


ERP projects are very complex affairs and go beyond technical issues into both cultural and business process domains. The success of your ERP project is determined by the amount of preparation that is undertaken before the software is even shortlisted. Read this white paper and know the procedures and precautions that you can follow to help you avoid most of the pitfalls associated with implementing your ERP system.

implementation column  ERP Implementation Pitfalls: Pre-purchase Considerations ERP projects are very complex affairs and go beyond technical issues into both cultural and business process domains. The success of your ERP project is determined by the amount of preparation that is undertaken before the software is even shortlisted. Read this white paper and know the procedures and precautions that you can follow to help you avoid most of the pitfalls associated with implementing your ERP system. Read More

The Modelling Approach to Post-implementation Agility in Enterprise Systems


Change happens, and it will always happen in virtually every business environment. The underlying enterprise system should thus be an aid to changing the business, rather than an obstacle, as is the usual case today.

implementation column  needs are met before implementation in software code renders changes difficult and expensive to make. Using this model, the framework automatically generates the executable application, instead of a programming team manually converting the specifications into software. This code generation increases development efficiency and typically allows generation onto a range of platform choices. For more information, see What's Wrong with Application Software? A Possible Solution—What Is It, Why And How Does It Read More

Bring Speed and Predictability to Your Next Software Implementation


One of the biggest challenges of business software implementations is their unpredictability. Total costs and deployment time can vary wildly. Read about a new category of solutions that combines preconfigured software, predefined services, and other user-focused enablement content to provide predictable solution deployments in less than 12 weeks and at a fixed price.

implementation column  to Your Next Software Implementation One of the biggest challenges of business software implementations is their unpredictability. Total costs and deployment time can vary wildly. Read about a new category of solutions that combines preconfigured software, predefined services, and other user-focused enablement content to provide predictable solution deployments in less than 12 weeks and at a fixed price. Read More

13 Things a Customer Can Do to Avoid an ERP Implementation Failure


Have you ever wondered why every time you hear a story about an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation failure, the vendor gets the blame? The customers did everything they could to avoid it, but the vendors either provided inappropriate training and support, or simply a poor quality product. Frankly, I do not think that an ERP implementation failure can possibly happen without at

implementation column  to Avoid an ERP Implementation Failure Have you ever wondered why every time you hear a story about an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation failure, the vendor gets the blame? The customers did everything they could to avoid it, but the vendors either provided inappropriate training and support, or simply a poor quality product. Frankly, I do not think that an ERP implementation failure can possibly happen without at least some contribution from the customer. As a customer, no matter what Read More

Planning for a Successful ERP Implementation




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Four Ways to Botch Your ERP Implementation Process


Here are four worst practices that can contribute to the failure of an enterprise resource planning implementation—or the implementation of any other enterprise software, for that matter. Protect your investment and prevent disaster by steering clear of these major mistakes.

implementation column  to Botch Your ERP Implementation Process Originally published – February 13th, 2008 In the process of implementing an enterprise application suite like enterprise resource planning (ERP) or enterprise asset management (EAM), an almost infinite number of things can go wrong. A successful implementation depends not only on selection of the correct application, but on the quality of the communication between you and your application vendor or implementation consultant. Some of the more disastrous ERP Read More