Why on Earth Do I Need an ERP System?

Pundits have long noted that the “E” in “ERP” is the most important of the three letters.  The value in an ERP system comes in its applicability to the entire enterprise and not just to a few selective functions within the organization.  And while ERP has been around now for many decades, there continues to be ample opportunity for better enterprise-level integration among companies.

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.

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.