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Process Improvement in ERP Implementations
Installing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is both challenging and exciting. Yet many organizations do not recognize that one of the largest

improvement implementations  Improvement in ERP Implementations Installing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is both challenging and exciting. Yet many organizations do not recognize that one of the largest threats to such a project is a failure to focus on process improvement. If process change is not seen as a necessary element of the project, it will never be as successful as it should be.

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Fast-path Implementations - Are They Good or Bad?


Over the last few years the market has seen a plethora of fixed-scope and fixed-price applications, pre-packaged vertical solutions with industry templates, limited education and training, implementation tools, attractive support programs and hosting services with catchy names, all aimed at making it faster, simpler and cheaper for enterprises well under $500 million to use them. Is this approach good or bad for the user?

improvement implementations  an ample room for improvement. A perfect example is the rigorousness of the vertical solutions qualification procedure that SAP has imposed upon its indirect channel. A SAP Certified Business Solution (CBS) partner is supposed to provide a sound business plan and marketing strategy, solution packaging strategy, customers willing to be pilot sites, and meet a number of other stringent requirements. The fact that SAP has so far qualified only three vertical solutions, primarily for the service industry Read More

SAP Institutes Control Center Approach for Premium Implementations and Operations


A common myth in the enterprise applications space is that ongoing support and maintenance are only about “keeping the lights on.” Rather, support and maintenance should be innovation enablers to help companies become agile real-time enterprises, by more quickly deploying new capabilities and business models. Innovation cycles are becoming shorter, so the ability to maintain a competitive edge

improvement implementations  modification-free implementations and continuous improvement within the business. The center is run by an on-site lead from SAP and supported by functional experts from the customer or the customer's implementation partner. Using SAP Solution Manager, this team works together using the innovation control methodology in which SAP solutions are built to run as efficiently as a factory.   As the implementation approaches the go-live date, the ICC transitions to the OCC using the same setup at the customer Read More

The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 4: User Recommendations


System integration service provider selections and project planning should involve the same amount of due diligence as business IT strategy definition and software evaluation.

improvement implementations  whatever reason (e.g., process improvement, harnessing the latest technology, deploying new collaborative functionality, etc.) may consider systems upgrades may want to back up their rationale by perusing The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance? and The Old ERP Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release ? Finally, users are strongly advised to require fixed time and cost contract commitments from both vendors and their affiliates. Remain firm on the value proposition you identified and Read More

Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning: Lessons Learned from the Front


Successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations can force organizations to reevaluate their business practices and processes, create a higher understanding of the need for data accuracy, and enable a more effective data-sharing environment. However, such high-level benefits require a new approach to project implementation—one that applies the lessons of the past to reinvent the systems of the future.

improvement implementations  Systems | Areas Process Improvement | Based ERP Systems | Benefits Enterprise Resource Planning | Benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning | Benefits of ERP | Benefits of ERP System | Benefits of ERP Systems | Benefits Solutions | Best ERP | Best Practice Indicates | Best Practices ERP | Best Practices in ERP Implementations | Best-practice Tactics | Business Case Development | Business Case Quantifying | Business Goals Set | Case Quantifying Specific | Choose ERP Framework | Choose ERP Systems | Choose Read More

Case Study: Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping


A supplier to the automotive industry, Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping (GRS&S) implemented an innovative continuous improvement program. The goal: to make incremental improvements in quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale. With over 8,000 employee-generated ideas now implemented, the company has saved over $1.2 million. Learn how improvements in GRS&S’s manufacturing processes reduce waste and improve the bottom line.

improvement implementations  implemented an innovative continuous improvement program. The goal: to make incremental improvements in quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale. With over 8,000 employee-generated ideas now implemented, the company has saved over $1.2 million. Learn how improvements in GRS&S’s manufacturing processes reduce waste and improve the bottom line. Read More

ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities


To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. These can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that cannot be replaced.

improvement implementations  and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities Interfaces To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. This dissatisfaction can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that Read More

Why Conventional Testing Methods are not Equipped to Handle Business Rules Implementations


Your competitors are adopting business rules management solutions (BRMS) to achieve agility and reduce maintenance costs. With enhanced ability to store all business rules in one central location, enterprises have a unique opportunity to use non-conventional methods to test these rules, as well as their interactions with each other—without tying up their mission-critical software.

improvement implementations  Conventional Testing Methods are not Equipped to Handle Business Rules Implementations Your competitors are adopting business rules management solutions (BRMS) to achieve agility and reduce maintenance costs. With enhanced ability to store all business rules in one central location, enterprises have a unique opportunity to use non-conventional methods to test these rules, as well as their interactions with each other—without tying up their mission-critical software. Read More

Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation


Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value leakages in procurement functions must be resolved in a systematic, progressive, incremental, and formalized manner.

improvement implementations  measurable results in the improvement process. Thus, some fundamental questions will drive the shape of the process as a whole: What does past data reveal? Are there pain areas identified by the users? What are the effects and future trends of the particular industry? What is the present status of the supply market? Is benchmark data available, and has it been evaluated? What are the present strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the particular industry? Based on the answers to these Read More

Financial Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology


Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the next month, quarter or year, and be able to respond quickly when the actuals vary significantly from the forecast. Forecasting may be equal parts art and science, but the most dialed-in enterprises report using a solid, collaborative process for generating accurate forecasts.

improvement implementations  Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the next month, quarter or year, and be able to respond quickly when the actuals vary significantly from the forecast. Forecasting may be equal parts art and science, but the most dialed-in enterprises report using a solid, collaborative process for generating accurate Read More

Off-shoring: Are You Getting Your Money's Worth?


Are companies that offshore software development, call center operations, and remote implementations really saving money? Are customers and users realizing benefits? Indeed, there are areas where savings can be misstated. But companies can do something to protect themselves against disappointments.

improvement implementations  shoring: Are You Getting Your Money's Worth? Introduction Every day we hear about more and more companies moving functions off-shore to places like India, the Philippines, and China. Some of you may have had firsthand experiences. The justification is that it decreases headcount, reduces labor expenses, and provides better services. But these savings are far from automatic. Whether for software development, enterprise-wide software implementations, or call center operations, companies must approach Read More

Grid Computing Update: Pilots Move to Mainstream


We are now seeing a high level of uptake of grid computing, with pilots resulting in implementations. However, these implementations are based on advanced clustering of single applications—and large-scale grid implementations covering an enterprise’s total IT infrastructure are still rare. The key to mainstream adoption may lie in a better understanding of the business value of grid computing.

improvement implementations  Computing Update: Pilots Move to Mainstream We are now seeing a high level of uptake of grid computing, with pilots resulting in implementations. However, these implementations are based on advanced clustering of single applications—and large-scale grid implementations covering an enterprise’s total IT infrastructure are still rare. The key to mainstream adoption may lie in a better understanding of the business value of grid computing. Read More

Earnest & Associates


Earnest & Associates (E&A) is a profitability improvement specialist firm supporting mid-market companies in the wholesale, distribution, and manufacturing industries. E&A’s solutions help customers improve performance, thrive on change, and capitalize on new opportunities.

improvement implementations  (E&A) is a profitability improvement specialist firm supporting mid-market companies in the wholesale, distribution, and manufacturing industries. E&A’s solutions help customers improve performance, thrive on change, and capitalize on new opportunities. Read More

Customer Service, Inbound and Outbound campaing, IT Helpdesk, Accountancy outsourcing


Ovex services support the design, installation, operation, management, and continuous improvement of IT infrastructures and software solutions in areas such as - customer service - telemarketing - inbound sales - data entry - back-office support - accounting - human resources (HR) - software development  

improvement implementations  operation, management, and continuous improvement of IT infrastructures and software solutions in areas such as - customer service - telemarketing - inbound sales - data entry - back-office support - accounting - human resources (HR) - software development Read More

Give Your Business What It Wants: Implementing Continual Service Improvement with ITIL Version 3


Most businesses today depend on their own IT departments to satisfy corporate governance objectives and meet increasing customer demand. Unfortunately, many have failed to clearly demonstrate to themselves—and to their customers—that they are truly managing their business. Only when the IT department understands what the business wants can it benchmark itself and build continual improvement plans that can meet these demands.

improvement implementations  Wants: Implementing Continual Service Improvement with ITIL Version 3 Most businesses today depend on their own IT departments to satisfy corporate governance objectives and meet increasing customer demand. Unfortunately, many have failed to clearly demonstrate to themselves—and to their customers—that they are truly managing their business. Only when the IT department understands what the business wants can it benchmark itself and build continual improvement plans that can meet these demands. Read More