ERP Software Industry Rant

Posted by Gerry Poe


A problem with the ERP software industry is that many are selling a package representing fast, easy and low entry fees via the Internet.  The advertisers on other media push, hype and skew the possibilities which may or may not be achievable with the goal "Get the call".  In the end, quality will win but at what price to consumers and the industries which invested heavily into a hyped up ERP solutions? 



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ERP Software Success Story Video

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SYSPRO 6.1 Executive Dashboards

Posted by Gerry Poe


SYSPRO Executive Dashboards enables interactive access to  visual representations of real-time data. Additionally providing executives with measurement, monitoring and what-if analysis tools to leverage strategic advantage of their ERP investment.

The Benefits of Executive Dashboards

  • Access to real-time data in your ERP system without the need to incur the large investment of time, hardware and licensing typically associated with business intelligence solutions.
  • Provision of a number of predefined dashboards to enable an immediate view on business processes.
  • The flexibility to enhance the dashboards or even build custom applications.
  • Seamlessly integrated into the SYSPRO ERP solution.


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Tags: ERP Software, Lean Operations, Implementation, Integration

Enterprise Performance Management - ERP Software

Posted by Gerry Poe


Business Perspective:  The role of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) is to help bridge the gap between strategy and execution by providing a framework in which information can be delivered in the appropriate way and at the right time, so that plans can be reviewed, objective progress assessed, and performance evaluated.



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ERP Software Centralized Administration Benefits

Posted by Gerry Poe


Business Perspective:  Businesses today require user permissions, screen management, activity auditing, reporting and compliance to regulatory and internal standards. Their ERP system must be advanced to accommodate these needs without code-and-wait cycles.  Simply configure, train and use is our motto for SYSPRO 6.1 the enterprise solution.



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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

Power Tailoring in SYSPRO Lingo Means Ease-of-Use

Posted by Gerry Poe


Business Perspective:  What results with power tailoring a flexible ERP system is a practical business toolset with ease-of-use.   If you need to customize the look and feel of normally complex screens to just what you need, the way you think it should be; where do you turn?  Does your current ERP software have the flexbility and customization options?



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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software for the iPhone

Posted by Gerry Poe


SYSPRO has adapted its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for the iPhone and iPad. This advance will benefit small and medium sized businesses who rely on "speed to market" and mobile.



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Tags: ERP Software, Mobile ERP, SYSPRO Support

How to Have Market Growth by 300% with ERP Software

Posted by Gerry Poe


In the news today was an article which once again highlights the benefits of having the best ERP software with the right support. In the newswire today you will find:



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Enterprise Software Illness and Policy Gone Bad

Posted by Gerry Poe


After a conversation with a friend, I wondered why corporate illnesses get to a death march?  It is the eleventh hour for many companies and they are asking; "how could these things happen?"  Who was asleep at the switch?  Why did we let ourselves go to this depth?  How do our companies get sick and die, come close to death or suffer protracted illness?  Why didn't someone let us know there was a cure? Were we not listening?

If someone was allowed to interview the company managers and “Cs” they may have seen they were not doing things to prepare for illness or prevent it from becoming terminal.

Now the real work begins to salvage, if possible, the organization which was so thoughtfully designed, developed, and at a point, well managed.

I think it was a gradual, unnoticeable decline in systems and processes that snowballed into dysfunctional.  Enterprise software systems were said to be too difficult to use.  Alternate systems, like spreadsheets and databases, were devised to “simplify” enterprise processes.  Then those systems became too laborious to manage and were made into even “simpler” enterprise systems so the work could get out and look and feel like “something” was getting done.  All the while the real “enterprise software system” was orphaned to menial tasks.  When it came time for the owners to demand results, the enterprise software systems and people could not deliver.  

In short, they went from an enterprise software system specifically designed to enable paperless and lean operations and processes to a paper only system because the “enterprise software system” had no accurate, reliable knowledge to support business operations.  So they devised a paper system which was only validating a single piece of paper at a time, and not getting into the “enterprise software system”.  If it was not in front of someone’s eyes, it did not exist.  The real shortcoming is none of the alternate systems linked to each other, the “enterprise software system” or anything else.  Departmental silos and islands of information is now their “system”.  This Resulted in a “blind system” which is costly, incomplete, and unreliable, cannot support business and will not pass audit.

The moral of the story is don’t dumb down your enterprise software systems in the hope of saving money or time.  You just might be sacrificing your entire business.  Make the systems work and work to make the systems.

Let’s make a few points on systems and processes:



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