(with fresh ideas and strategies to avoid the usual pitfalls) If you are contemplating or in the process of implementing a new ERP system then you must come to grips with the fact that your implementation will fail. If we reasonably define a successful ERP implementation as...

Except for the unintended humor of course. Information regarding AX7, the latest release of Microsoft’s flagship ERP offering, is now hitting the press. Two things stuck with me after reading the highlights in such sources as Information Week and Computerworld: The unintended humor (I hope) in the phrase...

My recent post “What AX7 is sure to get Wrong!” received responses split predictably along party lines: Users from the ERP trenches understood the point I was making and could relate to the "galley slave" metaphor. Folks from the software publisher side of the street took the...

Note: the next release of Microsoft Dynamics AX is known by several names that are often used interchangeably: AX2015, Rainier and AX7 the official Microsoft designation. Advance word is that Microsoft has made Dynamics AX7 available to customers currently participating in in a "Preview Program" this...

Once again we see the building excitement as a major ERP vendor prepares to launch a major new release of its flagship ERP product. In this case Microsoft is getting ready to launch Dynamics AX7 to a breathless audience of users, implementers and industry pundits. The marketing...