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David Waller

Dave Waller joined the ERP industry in 1973. Since then, he has designed, specified, sold and managed simple and complex ERP systems and enhancements in the UK, Europe and the US. Today, he works in Manchester, England for K3 Syspro. His approach when selling or consulting is to carry out an in-depth business requirements analysis to ensure that the selected solution meets the immediate and long term goals of the organization. David is also a NATO registered consultant and is US Military vetted.

10 Reasons Why Goals Alignment is Imperative for Your ERP System

Posted on 8 December 2015 by David Waller

david_waller_goals_alignment_is_imperitive_for_erp_system.jpgMisalignment of goals is one of the common reasons why many companies fail to realize the full value of an ERP system. Goals alignment should be the starting point BEFORE any company starts the ERP selection process, and BEFORE it sets its performance and measurement targets (metrics) and objectives.  Goals should be consistent with policy, they should be clearly defined, articulated, and communicated through the company.  This is a top-down, not bottom-up approach.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP for Manufacturing, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

What is the Best Starting Point of an ERP Selection?

Posted on 10 November 2015 by David Waller

For whatever reason, your organization has decided it needs a new ERP system.  Your job is to find the best.  But where do you start?

Bing or Google will get you started.  A quick search will immediately narrow your options to not less than 5000+ best ERP systems for you, all of which claim to do everything you want.  This is good news because you now only need to write a list of requirements, send it to any of the 5000, and choose the least expensive.

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Topics: Selecting ERP

 

ERP Systems – are they a Cost or Benefit?

Posted on 6 October 2015 by David Waller

david_waller_cost_or_benefitI’m in ERP sales, so I’m an easy target for those who think that ERP salespeople make over-exaggerated claims. Some do, but I’m not one of them. You don’t need to exaggerate to justify an ERP system, and if you do the job properly it can often result in a negative cost (i.e. it saves more per year than it costs).

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

 

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