ERP Articles

Who Loves ERP Systems?
Executive Summary ERP systems are frequently defended. Who defends them (and who doesn't) tells you a lot about who the ERP systems actually benefit. Introduction What you discussed about ERP projects is exactly what the academic literature shows, and which no implementer or vendor is ...
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How to Use the Latest New Digital Transformation Terms!
Executive Summary Digital transformation is ramping up the bridge and has caused its own digital transformations requiring a whole new set of super open minded terminology. This is not some "Deepak Chopra-ish" fanciful wordplay, but serious terminology enhancements that all implementers and OTs should be ...
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The Disastrous ROI of Big ERP When Comprehensively Calculated
Executive Summary The evidence is clear that ERP's ROI is negative. What is even less discussed is that investing in ERP leads to even more negative ROI with further purchases. Introduction to ERP's ROI Face Plant The academic literature on ERP is that its ROI ...
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The Myth of ERP Being 90% Out of the Box
Executive Summary ERP vendors nearly always tell companies that the functionality they provide will cover more requirements that it does. This leads to unplanned customization. Introduction to the Myth of ERP Coverage ERP systems were first introduced in the 1980s as a single system that ...
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Should SAP Come Clean on How Much SAP ERP Relies on Excel?
Executive Summary SAP normally presents SAP ERP as a system that can stand alone. However, if this is true, why is it so dependent on Excel to function? Introduction to How Much SAP ERP Relies on Excel In the original presentations from SAP, R/3/ECC was ...
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Is SAP ERP Good Because it Won Against Other Options?
Executive Summary The concept is sometimes promoted that because SAP ERP is popular, that it must lead to good outcomes for customers. What were the true reasons for SAP ERP's popularity? Introduction to SAP ERP Being Popular as an Argument We recently found this quote ...
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Can SAP ERP Be Sold with Realistic Expectations?
Executive Summary Is SAP sold under realistic expectations? This is brought up as a possibility, but direct experience with the SAP sales process indicates that this is highly unlikely. Introduction to Realistic Expectations for SAP ERP It is sometimes stated that.. "If one has reasonable ...
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Is it Right to Lead Clients into SAP Software Failure?
Executive Summary S/4HANA is an implementation that makes money for SAP and consulting partners but has a very low likelihood of success. S/4HANA implementation has turned into quicksand, and the consulting partners know this. Introduction to S/4HANA Risks Our observation from many implementation data points ...
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Is SAP's ERP System Innovative?
Executive Summary SAP's ERP systems are often presented as a good application, even innovative, but we question this assertion. To understand SAP ERP, it becomes necessary to understand how ERP was originally sold when SAP first became a well-known vendor. Introduction to the Whether SAP's ...
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Personally Attacking Those Who Critique ERP Failures
Executive Summary Pro-ERP consultants personally attack ERP critics and point the finger away from the software products when discussing ERP failures. Pro-ERP consultants and ERP software vendors motivated to sell products, silence ERP critics and create a narrative that project management teams are to blame ...
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Why are Functionality Gaps a Problem on ERP Projects?
What This Article Covers Conventional Wisdom Versus What is True The Built-In Problem with ERP The Problem with Gaps Allowing Interpretations to be Set Through the Use of Terms of Propaganda Overstated Functionality Match of ERP Using Open Source ERP for Customers with Lot of Development ...
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Is the Concept of ERP Passed its Expiration Date?
What This Article Covers Conventional Wisdom Versus What is True The Built-In Problem with ERP ERP Systems as Simplistic Platitudes to Sell Mediocre Software The Everpresent Alternatives to ERP Introduction While commenting on an ERP study, we were asked the question if ERP is essentially ...
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Is a Lack of Business Process Reengineering the Reason ERP Projects Fail?
What This Article Covers The Quotation from Panorama on ERP Failure Understanding the Actual History of Reengineering The Oracle Air Force ERP Failure Process Industry ERP Implementations How the Coverage of IT Failures is Dictated by IT Media Funding from Software Vendors and Consulting Companies ...
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How Accurate was Forbes on Systems of Record vs Systems of Engagement?
Executive Summary What is a System of Record? What is a System of Engagement? The Ripe and Common Misuse of the Term System of Record Historical Systems of Record Introduction Previously we explained how the term system of record is a buzzword or term of ...
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Understand the Misuse of the Term System of Record
What This Article Covers What is a System of Record? Misunderstanding What the Term System of Record When Does the Term System of Record Normally Come Up? Introduction In this article, we will analyze the use and misuse of the term system of record. What ...
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