The departments within a company are like the children in a family: the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a favorite department—in somewhat the same way that parents tend to have a favorite child. Not having children of my own, I did some research on the topic and found this very interesting article on a study about the burying beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides), an insect that seems to have a family structure that is very similar to ours. Read the rest of this entry »
… or songs you should listen to while working with an ERP system: Read the rest of this entry »
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 the vendor does to influence you during the selection process, the final decision is yours and you have to make sure you make the right one.
Here’s a list of things a customer should consider before selecting an ERP—both during the implementation and even long after. I have selected 13, because ERP selection and implementation has nothing to do with luck.
Whether you are implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in your company or you already have one—but did not pay very much attention to user rights and securities—there are some factors that you need to take into consideration.
ERP is a sophisticated system where simple mistakes can cause big problems. It is also an important investment for your company—and you’ll want to make sure users take good advantage of its features.
The way user rights and securities are set can make an ERP system efficient—or turn it into a tool for inefficiency. I’ll discuss the 10 most common mistakes administrators make during this process. Read the rest of this entry »
Nowadays a company should not even question whether it needs business intelligence (BI) or not. Those who do not have it yet should include it in their future strategies, while those who do have it should search for ways to make BI work at its full potential.
You Don’t Have It Yet?
Let’s first analyze and understand why a company may not have BI:
What Is a DMS?
When one talks about a DMS, people usually think about a document management system, a data management system, or even a destroyer mine sweeper. But very few people know that it’s also the acronym for “dealership management system,” which is a product or package of several products which is created specifically for the automotive industry. Read the rest of this entry »