ERP Replacement? Reasons to Consider a New ERP System

I am often asked, “How do I know whether I need to replace my ERP system?”  The other variant is, “How do I know if I need to move to an ERP system?”  As with all things ERP, there is rarely a clear answer.  That said, there are often signs that this may be the right […]

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ERP Software Implementation Projects are Built on Hope

I absolutely realize this title a cheesy reference to the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but that doesn’t make it any less true.  Apart from dreaming up a new to the world product, service, or process, there are not that many situations you will encounter with the magnitude of an ERP implementation. There […]

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ERP Implementation: Who should lead it?

You made the choice to change your ERP system.  You also managed to select your new system.  Congratulations, these are 2 very big hurdles.  Unfortunately, you are not out of the woods just yet.  Someone has to lead your company to the ERP promised land.   Who is it going to be?  How should they […]

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ERP Software Selection. How do you Choose?

It’s official, you have decided that a new ERP system must be bought. The next natural question is, “Which one do we choose?”.  Opinions on this subject are as plentiful as people.  Personally, I think the choice does not have to be an agonizing one if you go into the process with the right expectations. […]

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KPI: Stay on Track with a Forward Facing KPI

Today I am sharing the concept of the Forward Facing KPI.  My experience with this began a little over a year ago when I had my first opportunity to hear a presentation from Dan Barnett.  Dan’s primary subject matter is called “Make or Break Execution”.  The concept in and of itself is simple:  Find the things […]

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DynaChange Business Rules: A Business Case

I am always put back on my heels a bit when talking to a Prophet 21 user or system administrator when they describe a problem they are having, and when I suggest it could be solved easily with  DynaChange business rules, the response is “We don’t have business rules”. I have to constantly remind myself […]

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Prophet 21 Help: Automating Item Bin Deletion

Epicor’s Prophet 21 has several useful functions that are designed to help keep your database clean and running in top condition.  Unfortunately, many of these functions require you to execute via the user interface, meaning that a human has to get involved.  One of my coworkers jokingly describes this as: “the monkey has to be […]

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Reconciling ERP and Digital Transformation

I once heard someone say, “There are 2 kinds of companies: companies who are disruptors, and companies who are being disrupted.”  I wish I could remember who said it, because I would love to give them credit for it.  In any event, this maxim seems to keep proving itself true, especially in today’s age of […]

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Reflections On Epicor Insights 2017

I recently returned from Nashville, where I attended the Epicor Insights conference.  For those who are not familiar with it or who haven’t been before, it is a good size event as these conferences go.  I believe about 3500 users, customers, and prospects attended the event.  If memory serves, there were also about 450 people […]

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