Enterprise Systems - What's Necessary and Critical?

Posted by Gerry Poe


Using enterprise level software from the world’s best software company will help keep your business ahead of the competition.



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Tags: ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning Software, SYSPRO, SYSPRO Support

Secret to Outstanding ERP Implementation

Posted by Gerry Poe


Studies are revealing that the majority of ERP implementations are failing to achieve the anticipated return on investment.  According to Carol Ptak, past President of APICS, approximately 60 to 90 percent of companies implementing ERP systems fail to meet their ROI objectives.

The implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning system is a major corporate project that must have clearly defined objectives and must have a predetermined reasonable rate of return on the investment.  One way the rate of return can be measured is by improvement in net income.



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Tags: ERP Software, Enterprise Success, Implementation, Enterprise Resource Planning Software

Getting in and out of the Trenches with ERP Software

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ERP Illness:   "Do not tell the customer what he or she wants to hear. Tell them what they need to know. They will respect you for it."  - Kenneth Larson



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Tags: ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning Software, Business Software

The ERP Software for Every Industry

Posted by Gerry Poe


When you make the step toward enterprise control solutions; flexibility, speed, accuracy are terms promised by many, matched by few in practice.  An ERP software system must have the ability to both anticipate and react, one that operates reliably and in real time.

There are very few ERP solution providers which has decades of tested experience in providing robust ERP solutions for a wealth of manufacturing, job shop, engineer-to-order, make-to-stock, and mixed-mode industries. 



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The Best ERP Software Systems

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The very best ERP software systems allow complete freedom to visualize required information within the system, in any application and to make the process of visualization accessible to the end-user so that development skills are no longer needed.



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The Old ERP Software is Outgrown - Moving into Scalable ERP Software

Posted by Gerry Poe


Since ERP Software (Enterprise Resource Planning) has been around for three decades, it can be safely said: "Antique ERP Software can debunk a business success."



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Supply Chain Management - Disruptions

Posted by Gerry Poe


Supply Chain Disruptions have become priority since the recent history of major disasters.



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How to have successful ERP implementation

Posted by Gerry Poe


The most difficult project a business undertakes may be ERP implementation.  Before the ERP software goes live, there are moments of agonizing as the team asks “Who was the genius that thought this up?”  Tension and anxiety is soon followed by an “ah-ha” which brings the staff together to celebrate the new processes.  At the end of the ERP project, it becomes obvious that the time and effort to implement ERP will be well worth the short term bumps.



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What Are Hidden Costs of ERP Software?

Posted by Gerry Poe


ERP software implementation is for the more serious businesses that want to take complete control of their planning and management processes.  Many times the issues are not from the software or the company but the consultant responsible for implementation.  We are fortunate to have over two decades of success with ERP implementation which allows us to anticipate the problems before they happen.  This is especially important when forecasting the costs of ERP software implemention.

ERP software has both the direct and indirect cost of the ownership. Here are a few steps to include in an ERP plan:

  1. Acquisition (Purchasing ERP process)
  2. Installation  (Installed by consultant, third party inspections, and engineers)
  3. Implementation  (Including the training cost, experts, data management etc)
  4. Owners involvement in the operation.
  5. Maintenance, Support, Upgrades and Add-ons, and Future/lifecycle (replacement if necessary).
Category Include
1)  Acquisition cost Purchasing, preliminary expenses with the order


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How Long Does It Take To Implement ERP?

Posted by Gerry Poe


The duration for ERP implementation is often based on unrealistic expectations.  The goal of ERP is to minimize business risk and maximize the benefits.  Unfortunately there are studies which show how 90% of projects do not finish within the expected time frame.



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Tags: ERP, ERP Software, Enterprise Resource Planning Software

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