New research concludes ERP budgets are shrinking but project length and delays have increased. Why the contradictory data?
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Excessive customization seemed like a great idea at the time, but now large enterprises are paying the price and struggling to adapt to what Gartner is calling "postmodern" ERP.
New research highlights the importance of communication in driving project success. Many executives are misguided on this topic.
Marin County and Deloitte Consulting settled their longstanding legal battle over a failed ERP implementation. Marin taxpayers and government transparency are the big losers.
Recent research compares important dimensions of IT project success and failure on ERP systems from SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics.
The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market is heating up in 2011, but despite more on-demand offerings from SAP and Oracle's Fusion upgrades, two-thirds of companies say they will stick with the status quo for their business applications.
Security, cloud computing and app testing will play important roles as Hewlett-Packard looks to grow its software business in Asia-Pacific next year, company execs reveal.
SAP said Monday that its Business ByDesign 2.5 ERP suite is now available and the company has added more details on its starter pack implementation costs.
While attending Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009, I spoke with Laef Olson, CIO of RightNow Technologies, about the company's IT plans for 2010. Olson discussed RightNow's plans to consolidate and rework its datacenters, an upcoming ERP implementation, and the company's migration to Windows 7.
As we head into the 8th inning of the ongoing 'does Oracle innovate?' debate Eric Kimberling slams a homer in his analysis of ERP tier one/two implementation cost and value, making the score between Vinnie Mirchandani, Josh Greebaum, Paul Greenburg, Bob Warfield, Larry Dignan and myself 2-0 with Oracle getting an RBI.
The city of San Diego, CA terminated its software implementation contract with services provider, Axon, citing "systematically deficient project management practices."
Malaysian manufacturer Dunham-Bush's maiden ERP use enhances customer service as interaction between engineering, production, sales departments gets better.
case study Sri Lankan garment manufacturing giant, Brandix, embarked on a full scale ERP implementation to keep up with the fast-changing demands of customers.
Online retailer, Overstock.com announced it will restate earnings, blaming "fallout" from problems with a 2005 Oracle ERP implementation. The company accepted full responsibility.
Portland, Oregon's late and over-budget ERP implementation has become a battleground between city officials and system integrator Ariston Consulting & Technologies. As the failing project's budget ballooned from $31 million to $49.45 million, finger-pointing and mutual blame have obscured faults on both sides.
In the things you must read today department check out Michael Krigsman's analysis of a bankruptcy filing by American LaFrance, a maker of custom firefighting equipment. In the filing, American LaFrance alleges that IBM is responsible for the company's bankruptcy because of a botched ERP implementation.
VMware will announce Tuesday that enterprise software giant SAP will support its applications running on VMware ESX Server. Under the arrangement, SAP will support its virtualized software running on VMware (all resources) and 64-bit Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms.
AMR Research has released an exciting new report (yes, I've become a geek) describing the 2008 ERP market. Among topics covered by the report are market growth; percentage of license revenue relative to other implementation costs; and analysis of unused, yet purchased, licenses.
Arizona State University's deployment of Oracle ERP is challenging important and fundamental assumptions about how complex software systems should be implemented.ERP implementations are often difficult, expensive, and painful, involving significant disruption to the organization.
Any manufacturer knows that a product recall can be an absolute nightmare of paperwork and logistics. At NSW agricultural cooperative Batlow Apples, however, an increasingly capable implementation of Microsoft's Navision ERP has provided the confidence that such a recall could be managed relatively easily.