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What is EDI? Be Careful, It’s Your Company’s Digital Mirror

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), what is it? It’s a digital mirror of your company’s software systems. For good, bad, or even worse. When the proper care is taken in implementing EDI it greatly increases order processing and is becoming a standard for any company that does B2B sales. But if setup isn’t on-point, it can create and compound issues.

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Winning the Business Shuffleboard Game on the Deck of the Titanic: How lack of leadership and misguided direction sunk one long standing company

To put it simply, there is no replacement for domain-knowledge.  The best leaders I have worked with understand this principle.  No leader is an expert in all areas, but when good leaders assume leadership of a company, they immediately dive into a phase of learning–about the business, its culture, its business climate, the market conditions, and whatever additional factors are required to allow the leader to be able to make good decisions. 

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Are Your Lenses Obscuring Your Vision?

As ERP implementation consultants, it is of necessity that we come into a business from the outside, unaware and unaccustomed to the perspectives that shape the business in question. The expectation here is that our ERP implementation strategies across such environments gives us a cadre of different perspectives to use, and that we should be able to use these to the benefit of our client when they develop a vision and strategy.

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Fonzie Schemes: Has Your ERP System Jumped the Shark?

I once worked for a company who implemented a hip and snazzy Tier 1 ERP system in 1999.  Over the next ten years, the package implemented was resold, rebranded, and reworked multiple times, to such an extent that it no longer resembled its antecedent.  To customers of Epicor’s legacy 803 and 905 platforms, the answer is clear: the shark has been jumped—it’s time to change the channel and upgrade.

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