ERP Articles

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 BPR 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?
What This Article Covers 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 ...
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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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Niche Areas and ERP Customization
What This Article Covers The Truth About ERP Systems The Fake Swiss Property S/4HANA Case Study The Overinvestment into CRM Development The Deceptive/Secret Level of Customization on ERP Implementations Introduction ERP systems have become very overapplied. In this article, we will discuss a question we ...
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How to Understand ERP as The F-22 of Enterprise Software
What This Article Covers Understanding the F-22 Program Quotes from Scientific America on the F35 F-22 and F-35 Failures Continuing the Unending Fiasco that is the F-22 and F-35 The Political Engineering of ERP Pushing Customers to Reinvest in Low or Negative ROI ERP Systems ...
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How to Understand Reengineering and its Impact on ERP Sales
What This Article Covers Reengineering and Michael Hammer & James Champy Michael Hammer & James Champy Foundational Assumption Regarding IT Reengineering and ERP as Natural Bedfellows Some Interesting Questions to Consider About Re-engineering The Evidence for Re-engineering Being the Elixer for IT Improvement The Reality ...
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SAP Labs Publishes Dishonest Paper About ERP
What This Article Covers Interesting Quote on ERP Commodification How Accurate Were the Predictions The Problem with Industry Promoted Fake Research Introduction "Some mature information technologies, such as ERP systems and relational databases, are now undergoing commoditization, much like what happened in the automotive and ...
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A Marketing Strategy Software Vendors Against the Big ERP Centric Vendors
What This Article Covers Keep Modest at All Costs, Show your Application as "Complimentary" My View on This Strategy The Evidence for the Benefits of the ERP-Centric Approach? The Truth on the Decline of Integration Costs? A Different Strategy Surprise Surprise! Introduction We have spent quite a ...
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Analysis of Rimini Street's Presentation on ERP Support
What This Articles Rimini Street's Paper Analysis of Rimini Street's Quotations Introduction Rimini Street wrote the article 10 Telltale Signs of that it is Time to Change in Your ERP Strategy. This is a document that focuses on the history of ERP and ERP support ...
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How to Best Understand ERP Versus Custom Development for Core Functions
What This Article Covers Custom Development Versus ERP The Effect of Consulting Companies on the Presentation of "Standard" ERP The Effect of IT Analysts on the Presentation of "Standard" ERP How ERP Vendors Push Mediocre Non-ERP Applications into their Customers Introduction The research paper ERP ...
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How to Understand Overmapping Functionality to ERP
What This Article Covers Proposals on ERP Oracle and the US Air Force The Real Story on Mapping Functionality to ERP Introduction It is often assumed that the more applications that are not-ERP, the more the overall solution will cost. There is no evidence for ...
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How ERP System Was a Trojan Horse
 What This Article Covers The Presentation of the Integrated Suite Concept Virtually All Applications (Integrated Suite or Point Solutions) Are "Integrated" The Reality Around Adapters After the Acquisition of a Vendor, How is The Integration Story "So Much Better?" Integrated Suites Tend to be More ...
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Global Versus Single Software Instances of SAP
What This Article Covers What is a Single Global Software Instance? The Conceptual Appeal of Single Global Instances Regional Differences in Political Power and Conflicting Interests Getting the Real Story on an Application from the Hosting Region (Headquarters) Positives and Negatives of Standardization Identifying Opportunities ...
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