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Read the Latest Blogs by Peter Joeckel

With more than 30 years’ experience, Peter incorporates irreverent expertise with a problem-solving approach to today’s biggest challenges and opportunities in the ERP industry.

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Research casts new light on how project teams work and how that behavior can shed light on challenged or failed ERP projects. It has long been my assertion that all ERP projects fail. If we reasonably define a successful ERP implementation as meeting the following three reasonable...

Implementing ERP software is hard. Implementing manufacturing ERP software is even harder. It does not have to be. Consider our tried and true approach. There is a lot of great ERP software available for mid-sized manufacturing companies that is packed full of features and capabilities. It...

Reduce the risk of the inevitable, a challenged or failed ERP implementation by eliminating paralysis by analysis. The seeds for a failed ERP implementation are normally sown in the sales process with ridiculously antiquated processes like the request for proposal (RFP) and the structured product demo,...

Don't hold your breath. You’ve probably noticed that claims of AI-powered software solutions are starting to pop up more frequently, including in the context of ERP. To be clear, regardless of what breathless marketers and science fiction fans love to dream about, there is currently no...

The Goldilocks Paradigm Challenged or failed ERP projects continue to be a plague and demand a shift in the industry. Why do we continue to embrace the “tried and true” sales and implementation processes? It’s time we focus inward and select a better implementation partner. With...

The Issue The recent purchase of a big, important partner in our industry was followed by a slew of articles about the transaction with glowing accounts by the owner extolling his own business acumen. Those articles were nearly impossible to read without bringing to mind numerous...