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ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon
In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running

scm implementations  and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon Introduction Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are typically very complex and all-encompassing software. Supply chain management (SCM) systems are no slouches when it comes to complexity and scope, either. So why would a company attempt to implement both systems at the same time? Some rationalize that their software is in such dire straits that they need to get in front of the system's development curve, not just keep pace. Others rely Read More...
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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

scm implementations  ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study . The old adage is Such a beginning, such an end , and, consequently, many failures could be traced back to a bad software selection. The foundation of any enterprise application implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategy, and subsequent software selection. This is the perfect time to create the business case and energize the entire organization towards the vision sharing and a buy in, Read More...
High Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process
Montreal, Canada – May 10, 2011 – Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) today announced that a record 220-plus enterprise software solutions have earned TEC

scm implementations  software category (ERP, CRM, SCM, accounting, PLM, BI, business performance management, HR, and more). TEC’s certification process is the most detailed in the industry, rating software solutions by as many as 4,000 different functional criteria. TEC Certified solutions include products from top-tier vendors like SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft, as well as hundreds of midsized and best-of-breed vendors. For more information: Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. 740 St. Maurice, Montreal, Quebec Canada H3C 1L5 Read More...
The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 1: Inexorable Statistics
We take the liberty to expand further on the findings of a report, which was recently released by a renowned research organization, and which pinpoints

scm implementations  leading supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) vendors were also implicated in malfunctioning of the best-of-breed solution. The result was a free for all' finger pointing rage. What has generally not been known for sure though was the more exact percentage of failed implementations. Vendors and consultants, on one hand, would argue that these were mere individual cases out of thousands of implementations, and that the bad perception is mere a product of media's Read More...
Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 1: Project Planning and Management
Thanks, in part, to the fallout from the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and others, the corporate spotlight is being refocused on the audit

scm implementations  (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and warehouse management systems (WMS) software, the need for adequate and substantial controls is even more apparent. This two-part article looks at four key segments of an enterprise software implementation, with timely emphasis on SOX, and suggests audit procedures, controls, and processes that should be typified, observed, tested, and reported upon. These segments include: Project Planning and Management Documentation and Reporting Software Piloting Data Read More...
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

scm 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. Read More...
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys
Baan is now iBaan, fully focused on the Internet via Portals and web technologies, across CRM, ERP, and SCM spaces.

scm implementations  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys R. Garland - September 20, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come Read More...
The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures
This part discusses the causes of ill-fated implementation

scm implementations  'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures P.J. Jakovljevic - July 11, 2002 Executive Summary What has long been a general feeling based on rumors, news headlines and some casual survey reports hidden within analyst houses' vaults and largely inaccessible to mass audience owing to exorbitant subscription fees, has recently been confirmed in a more tangible manner. Namely, many major companies are Read More...
Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 2: Applying Controls and Audit Emphasis
Whether audit expertise is provided by an internal staff or an independent, outside agency, calling in an audit specialist is as normal as calling in a kicking

scm implementations  (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and warehouse management systems (WMS) software, the need for adequate and substantial controls is even more apparent. Part I explored the impact of SOX on project management and documentation. This analysis illustrates how an audit emphasis during the implementation of software can lay the solid foundation for SOX compliance. This part demonstrates how controls and the audit emphasis can be applied during an implementation project and throughout the software's Read More...
Programs, Processes and Practices: Planning Implementations and Evaluating Systems
No company has ever fully evaluated the entire product that they are buying, time does not permit such a complete evaluation. Few people really track how well

scm implementations  Processes and Practices: Planning Implementations and Evaluating Systems Introduction The process of selecting and implementing software and subsequent evaluation of the systems can be thought of in terms of programs, processes and practices. Understanding each, their relationships and how they change through time gives us insight into the health of our systems. Programs refer to the software with its functions and inherent limitations. The programs can also be called the system or the solution. T 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

scm 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...
Software Implementations-'Out-of-the-box' or Intelligent Modification
Retail software vendors face the challenge of how to provide an “out-of-the-box” solution that satisfies the unique requirements of a wide spectrum of

scm implementations  Implementations-'Out-of-the-box' or Intelligent Modification Software Implementations 'Out-of-the-box' or Intelligent Modification If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. RPE is one of the only consulting companies to offer strategic, functional and technical expertise focused exclusively on the retail industry. Our global technology skills, capacity to deliver results and collaborative approach are key assets that help Read More...
Implications of 'Lean' Initiatives for ERP Implementations in Midsized Manufacturing Companies


scm implementations  of 'Lean' Initiatives for ERP Implementations in Midsized Manufacturing Companies Lean thinking can cut down waste, enhance quality, and reduce lead time. This philosophy is part of an overall fitness campaign for the manufacturing sector. Businesses that are fitter are more flexible, responsive, and efficient. Navigating through the decisions required for Lean projects requires the decision support that only a well implemented enterprise resource planning system can provide. Read More...
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle
There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and

scm implementations  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle R. Garland - November 22, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM packages on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management packages on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now in 2001, the Read More...
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