ERP Articles

The Failure of the Integrated Suite Concept
Executive Summary Integrated suites and procurement concentration to vendors and consulting companies is the primary message coming from IT analysts and consulting firms. Now that integrated suites have failed to deliver, what does this mean for that advice? The failure of the integrated suite does ...
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The Problem with Being Trapped by ERP
Executive Summary ERP systems were introduced with great promises and fanfare, pushed by financially incentivized entities. Now decades after, the research shows few benefits to ERP, but high costs. And customers are trapped in their ERP. Introduction ERP systems were aggressively marketed as fixing nearly ...
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Why Do Companies Continue to Use ERP/MRP Systems for Production Planning?
Executive Summary Most companies run MRP from ERP systems. Companies that use MRP from ERP are significantly worse off than if they run MRP external to the ERP system. Introduction This article discusses a number of misconceptions with respect to how ERP systems support production ...
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Do You Suffer from (ECS) - ERP Centric Strategy?
Executive Summary Two-tiered ERP is a specific way of managing multiple ERP systems and presented as if it is new. This serves why two-tiered ERP is not new. Introduction This was going to be a very different article than the ty'pe I ordinarily write. Today ...
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How to Apply the Concept of Two Tier ERP to Your Company
Executive Summary Two-tiered ERP is a specific way of managing multiple ERP systems. This serves to explain how to apply two tier ERP in real terms. Introduction The basic proposal that two-tiered ERP reduces costs can be true. According to research that is available at ...
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How to Understand Why Two Tier ERP is Not New
Executive Summary Two-tiered ERP is a specific way of managing multiple ERP systems and presented as if it is new. This serves why two-tiered ERP is not new. Introduction The first thing to consider when understanding what to do with two-tiered ERP is that two-tiered ...
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The Reasons for the Rise of Two Tiered ERP
Executive Summary Two-tiered ERP is a specific way of managing multiple ERP systems. This serves to explain the reason for two-tiered ERP's popularity. Introduction It is important to understand who initially proposed two-tiered ERP, because this tells us a great deal about whose interests it ...
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How to Understand What is Two Tiered ERP
Executive Summary Two tiered ERP is a specific way of managing multiple ERP systems. This serves as an introduction to the concept. Introduction We begin with the word “tier,” which means a hierarchy. Interestingly if you type the word tier into an image search engine ...
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How ERP is Similar to a Out of Control Octopus
Executive Summary ERP has grown into an out of control octopus that has taken over IT. The implications of such high overhead systems go little covered in IT media. Introduction Economics gave us the useful term of “externality.” When an entity engages in a behavior ...
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How To Understand Alternatives to Standard ERP Advice
Executive Summary ERP vendors and consultants propose that there are no alternatives to ERP. Learn about very realistic ERP alternatives. Introduction ERP promoters make a serious misrepresentation in their discussions of ERP by suggesting that there is no alternative to ERP. To think that there ...
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How ERP Distracts From and Undermines Intercompany Transfer
Executive Summary Because ERP offers mediocre functionality, it distracts from better functionality outside of ERP. Learn why this leads to so much waste on ERP projects. Introduction ERP sets up mediocre functionality at companies, and interferes with buying better software that could provide a great ...
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How ERP Distracts From and Undermines Planning Functionality
Executive Summary Because ERP offers mediocre functionality, it distracts from better functionality outside of ERP. Learn why this leads to so much waste on ERP projects. Introduction ERP sets up mediocre functionality at companies, and interferes with buying better software that could provide a great ...
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How to Understand The Way ERP Creates Redundant Systems
Executive Summary Because ERP begins with duplicate functionality, they create redundant systems. Learn why this leads to so much waste on ERP projects. Introduction ERP systems include very basic functionality for supply chain planning and management, sales, reporting, etc. Because this functionality is basic, many ...
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How to Understand The Failure of ERP Decision Making
Executive Summary The broad purchase of ERP systems without looking for evidence says many things about IT decision making within companies. Learn what areas lead to so many companies to fail on ERP. Introduction Decision-making in companies is often presented as highly rational. The assumption ...
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The Logic of ERP Driven Improved Financial Performance
Executive Summary ERP systems are justified on the basis of improved financial performance. Learn the accuracy of this proposal regarding ROI. Introduction Our research into the studies of ERP ROI shows the following: ERP implementations show no positive business benefit, and often impose significant costs ...
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