15 Cost Items of ERP Projects you need to know

15 Cost Items of ERP ProjectsWhat do ERP project really cost? A well-known study in 2002 by the Meta Group (since acquired by Gartner) is probably now too old to be a really useful benchmark. A slightly later study, in 2007, by Aberdeen Group made the ‘remarkable’ finding that costs go up as the number of users go up. Read more…

The Long Game of ERP Projects

The Long Game2013 ended in tragedy for a couple of my friends when their eldest son slipped away in his sleep.  Tom’s condition of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy not only cut his life short, it also severely impacted his everyday activities, but that never stopped him taking enjoyment from life or being “a cheeky young blighter.” Read more…

Four tips for starting an ERP project

Starting-an-ERP-projectWe have previously discussed how an ERP system can help a business, and also provided some suggestions on how to select an ERP solution. But if you have read some of the stories about ERP project problems you might wonder if it is worth the risk. The answer to this is twofold. Read more…

Go Live

go-liveFinally my project has ended!  After 12 months of running, cross training and stretching in preparation for www.thewallrun.co.uk the weekend finally arrived.  The Friday before the event was spent reviewing lists, checking equipment, packing bags, repacking bags, rechecking lists, and before I knew it, it was Saturday morning and the event was upon me.
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The importance of having a skilled ERP Administrator

The importance of having a skilled ERP AdministratorOver the last 2 years I’ve been involved with over 200 separate business that use SYSPRO and what I have noticed over this time, is that those businesses that have invested and understood the need for having a skilled ERP Administrator have thrived, whilst those which have carried on without considering the requirement for a dedicated Skilled ERP resource have struggled. Read more…

ERP Ready?

Ensuring ERP readinessIt’s May already and I am just 6 weeks away from my epic run across England, the Wall Run.  69 miles, loosely following the route of Hadrian’s Wall.  Preparation for this ultra-marathon has been all consuming; 5am runs before work, full weekends spent running 20 plus miles and cross training.  Tempo runs, intervals and fartlek’s have become part of my everyday vocabulary, not to mention testing the kit and worrying about race day nutrition and hydration.

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Defining and Managing Project Scope

When people talk about the three critical factors of projects, they refer to scope, time and cost. It is well documented that you can’t change one without impacting the other two, yet it still seems to come as a surprise when a change in scope delays a project or increases the cost.

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