6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 6: Leveraging Your New ERP System

By |2020-10-06T14:31:17-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION This series of articles has been focused on the selection and implementation of a new ERP system. This final article is a discussion on how to leverage this investment to achieve the maximum benefit possible for your organization. Once the system is in place and transactions are processing accurately it is important to [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 5: Managing Change

By |2020-10-06T14:02:37-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION Change is hard – managing through change might be the most difficult aspect of a CIO’s career. The dynamics of people and processes during a massive technology implementation are complex and critical for an organization to truly gain value from the new system. Change must start the minute an organization decides to move [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 4: Team Formulation and Implementation

By |2020-10-06T13:59:04-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION Nearly everyone has seen statistics about ERP Implementation failures and project overruns. Panorama Consulting Solutions says 74% of projects exceed budget, 61% take longer than expected, and 21% fail to deliver any significant benefit to the organization. Each of these statistics can have a direct impact on the tenure of CIOs leading these [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 3: Contract Review and Tips

By |2020-10-06T14:31:32-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION In articles 1 & 2, we have discussed the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of preparing for an ERP implementation, as well as searching for and selecting the best solution. The culmination of these efforts leads to the next and most important stage – executing a mutually beneficial contract. The selected ERP solution could be [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 2: The Search and Selection

By |2020-10-06T14:31:08-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION In the first article of this series, we outlined the necessary steps an organization should take to prepare for an ERP implementation. As one lays the foundation for a project of this magnitude, there are many essential activities that will impact the success of all phases. As illustrated in phase 1, before you [...]

6 10, 2020

The Dos and Don’ts of ERP Implementations Phase 1: Preparation

By |2020-10-06T14:39:46-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, Leadership|Tags: |

INTRODUCTION Ask many CIOs today and they will have varying opinions on the strategic impact of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, yet they would nearly all agree that an implementation of this core system takes an abundance of time, money, and resources. If you’re not planning ahead and doing your due diligence, the [...]

22 06, 2017

TEC’s Latest Software Buyer’s Guide Focuses on ERP Software for To-Order Manufacturers

By |2017-06-22T12:00:09-04:00June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the impartial software selection expert, is pleased to announce the publication of our newest Buyer’s Guide: the 2017 ERP Software Buyer’s Guide for To-Order Manufacturers.  The guide surveys the rapidly changing landscape of manufacturing software, particularly in terms of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that are designed for and most [...]

25 05, 2017

Cloud ERP Software Buyer’s Guide for Wholesalers and Distributors

By |2017-05-25T09:41:42-04:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: ERP|Tags: , , , , |

Impartial software advisory firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is proud to announce the publication of its latest enterprise software Buyer’s Guide: the 2017 Cloud ERP Software Buyer’s Guide for Wholesalers and Distributors. This guide will provide you with an in-depth look at the technologies and trends that are shaping the current enterprise resource planning (ERP) [...]

28 03, 2017

Manufacturer improves processing times with ERP upgrade

By |2017-05-09T09:55:22-04:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: ERP|Tags: , , , , |

As technology continues to grow, many companies find themselves relying on increasingly outdated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, often even operating on disparate outdated systems or machinery. Indiana Limestone Company, headquartered in Bloomington, IN,  is a large stone quarry with multiple sites, manufacturing facilities and a global customer base, including several state capitals, monuments, and [...]

30 03, 2016

ERP in the Midmarket Space: Migration, Consolidation and Service Contract Management

By |2017-02-26T12:08:15-05:00March 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

  There’s certainly no shortage of vendors with proven enterprise resource planning software to help connect business operations, but for midmarket companies with strict budgets and limited staff resources, ERP implementation and migration can be make-or-break career moves for CIOs. Last week, several executives from a variety of national and international industry verticals gathered to [...]

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