By Glenn Saunders – Project and resource management software can create efficient and repeatable business processes for service companies. There are various levels of maturity in service organizations as outlined in the Professional Services Maturity Benchmark Study from SPI Research. Project management software should allow for visibility into the project status, enable ease of communications[…]
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Millennials will outnumber all others in the workforce in the next 10 years. These tech-savvy employees crave constant feedback, are motivated by more than just money, seek mentoring opportunities and want a challenging work environment. Employers must deliver that to recruit and manage Generation Y employees.
Though customization can help, organizational change management is needed to get the most out of a cloud-based ERP implementation, according to an article on the Panorama Consulting Solutions website. The key to employee buy-in is involving them early in the process and explaining the benefits. They need to feel like they have a say in the outcome.
You’re never going to be 100 percent prepared for every possible scenario when managing a project such as an ERP implementation. But companies can take steps to ensure that the project runs more smoothly by adopting better practices, an article on the Project Management Hut website explains. Avoiding five common mistakes also can go a long way.
Shifts in technology, the economy and social media are impacting ERP implementation. An article on the Enterprise Apps Today website highlights four of the most important ERP trends: customer power; best-of-breed revival; best of both worlds; and little growth in social ERP. Everyone wants the ability to access information at anytime from anywhere.
The global ERP market will grow to $50.3 billion by 2015, according to projections from Forrester Research. But a successful ERP implementation must address all critical areas of the business since companies are more centralized than ever before, an article on Toolbox.com explains. Companies need full visibility to plan appropriately.
Many ERP systems were upgraded or replaced in the late 1990s to prepare for Y2K. Now many companies are ready for an upgrade, an article on the Crowe Horwath website reports. Today’s cloud-based ERP systems are much more adaptable than legacy ERPs. Still, an ERP implementation requires companies to consider several critical factors.
Is your company ignoring project governance? How about making arbitrary changes to scope? Are project-related communications being ignored? Those are all ways to drive an ERP project manager crazy and sink the project, an article on the Panorama Consulting Solutions blog explains. Communication is the key during an ERP implementation.
Companies must invest in technology to stay competitive. A CIO New Zealand article suggests making a successful technology investment requires companies take a different approach. There are three critical steps: Determine priorities; consider the company’s current architecture; and determine the preferred funding method.