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CIOs' next nightmare: legacy ERP

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.

January 29, 2014 by

RightNow Technologies CIO talks datacenters, ERP and Windows 7

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.

October 22, 2009 by

Oracle innovation score: 1-0(1 RBI)

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.

February 26, 2009 by

Keeping up with fashion

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.

December 16, 2008 by

IT catfight in Portland, OR

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.

June 18, 2008 by

New ERP research: quantifying failure and growth

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.

November 8, 2007 by

Bizarre ERP implementation experiment at Arizona State

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.

September 25, 2007 by

For Batlow, bad apples never fall far from the supply chain

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.

September 25, 2007 by

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