Marin County and Deloitte Consulting settled their longstanding legal battle over a failed ERP implementation. Marin taxpayers and government transparency are the big losers.
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Recent research compares important dimensions of IT project success and failure on ERP systems from SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics.
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.
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.
In an interview with Arabian Computer News, Amr Taher of Saudi Arabian system integrator Hasoub, describes customer attitudes that lead to failed ERP projects: ACN: What are the big issues you see in the regional enterprise IT sector?AT: In this part of the world, businesses are still not taking IT management seriously.
Big4Guy writes a blog on big software deployments. His posting on Five Common ERP Implementation Pitfalls has the ring of truth for me, so here they are:Pin-pointed clarity as to why we are going in for an ERP.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has a problem with its Business Tools for Schools (BTS) ERP implementation: the new payroll system isn’t working correctly and paychecks are wrong. This has led to an uproar, with the teacher’s union advocating that teachers boycott student meetings and filing a lawsuit against the district.
A major enterprise resource planning implementation has sped reporting, added flexibility and supported rapid growth at beer maker J. Boag & Son. But with success came myriad challenges with employees keen to hold onto the old way of doing things -- pen and paper versus the computer. We examine Boag's ERP turnaround.
Funny how Symantec's botched ERP implementation now sparks questions for any other company--this time CA--rolling out new enterprise applications. On CA's quarterly earnings conference call Thursday, a Wall Street analyst asked the software company how it was managing its ERP upgrade and whether there were any concerns.
Symantec's fiscal third and fourth quarter results will fall short of expectations because of a combination of factors: --Weak performance in the company's data center management business, notable the company acquired when it bought Veritas;--Higher deferrals of enterprise maintenance contracts;--And higher costs from "the implementation of our new ERP system.
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