"Cloud" is the current buzz word in business software. It is a new delivery model that brings both benefits and limitations. Beyond the hype, this blog is a basic guide to define the most suitable delivery model for your ERP system.
Modern Enterprise Resource Planning software or ERP are the jack of all trades of business IT. Starting with procurement and manufacturing functionality in the 70's, they now encompass a wide range of features from financials, operations, HR and analytics.
The primary value of an ERP is the integration and optimisation of the various business processes of an organisation. A good ERP will eliminate duplicate data entry and provide consistent information to all staff.
For the IT department, it reduces the complexity of interfacing multiple systems, each of them with their own release lifecycle.
With the promises of improved productivity and profitability, why do many ERP implementations fail to live up to user expectations? What can you do about the missing features and functionality that you need?
Progress in technology facilitates the disruption of established businesses by providing new and easier ways to add-value to customers. This level of disruption comes in waves; making the word "start-up" trendy for a while and reshaping the distribution of wealth. The current disruption wave is all about technology; think internet, mobile devices, big data, open source.
The next wave is likely to include the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and medical breakthroughs. This wave is going to change our lives and disrupt established businesses once more, regardless of their current size and reputation.
Here is my take on how to start your innovation journey in 2016.
Gartner has identified that this is the year of the Internet of Things (IoT), labelling it one of the top technology trends of 2015. The IoT encompasses a network of physical objects, which contain fixed technology geared at bridging the gap between intelligent data and human interaction. In this post, I investigate innovative opportunities the IoT offers supply chain businesses.
Success or failure of a business is determined by its people and in most businesses, staff use software such as ERP to execute the various tasks, processes and other required activities more efficiently.
So what are the factors that determine if your ERP promotes or hinders employee productivity? There are many vendors out there fighting it out to get a share of your attention, talking about features and technology, but are they missing the main point?