ERP Articles

Executive Summary A little-discussed topic in enterprise software is the level of analysis performed by IT decision-makers. This article provides a topic related to food choices to emphasize what people know prior to a decision. Introduction What are decisions based upon? This is one of ...
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Executive Summary ERP systems provide mediocre functionality to the masses. There is a food chain that functions in a similar way. We cover why ERP is the McDonald's of enterprise software. Introduction ERP systems were aggressively marketed as fixing nearly all the ills that companies ...
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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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Executive Summary ERP centric strategy is a serious medical condition. Learn about ECS and how it negatively impacts IT decision making. Introduction This was going to be a very different article than the ty'pe I ordinarily write. Today I want to talk about a serious ...
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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 our research, the cost savings ...
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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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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 “externality.” When an entity engages in a behaviour that ...
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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 severe misrepresentation in their discussions of ERP by suggesting that there is no alternative to ERP. To think that there ...
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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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Executive Summary ERP is sold on the basis of its unsubstantiated financial benefits. Find out why ERP systems have a high TCO and normally a negative ROI. Introduction The Wikipedia definition of the total cost of ownership (TCO) is as follows: “Total cost of ownership ...
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Executive Summary Two-tiered ERP is sold as a highly beneficial strategy. Learn how beneficial two-tiered ERP is to customers that follow this advice. Introduction Two-tiered ERP systems are a trend in ERP, but there is little research on the impacts of two-tiered ERP strategies and ...
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Executive Summary ERP is sold on the ability to be used in any industry. Learn why the proposal that ERP works for any industry is incorrect and what this means for projects. Introduction ERP vendors have been adamant that their software can be used for ...
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Executive Summary ERP systems were sold based on reduced integration costs. Learn how the ERP systems increased most integration costs. Introduction Enhanced integration was one of the major selling points of ERP. The hours of PowerPoint presentations that have been created since the first ERP ...
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Executive Summary SAP uses the false assumptions of best practices to control accounts. Best practices assumptions damage the project from beginning to end. Introduction SAP lists best practices in several areas on its website. I have included the following screenshot of best practices from this ...
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Executive Summary ERP systems were sold based on things that never came true. Find out what were the false logics used to sell ERP systems. Introduction Many of the arguments that are habitually made in favor of ERP are, in fact, nothing more than logical ...
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