Lean ERP

ALL ERP SYSTEMS FAIL

 

…YES ALL

 

If a successful ERP implementation means on time, on budget and delivering expected functionality then all ERP implementations fail. They fail by degrees. Some spectacularly, bringing down entire companies and others mundanely by slowly wasting time, money and human potential. Everyone knows this fact but no one addresses it. In the sale and implementation of new systems everyone uses the same tools and methodologies that fail time and time again, defining insanity. At TurnOnDynamics we are committed to identifying new processes, tools and attitudes to improve the selection and implementation of ERP systems.

 

Twitter Synopsis No failed ERP implementation was ever preceded by a bad demo. An Analogy There is a great software joke that goes something like this. Man arrives at the Pearly Gates and is met by St. Peter who tells him that he has lived a shaky life...

  “Twitter” Synopsis Every failed ERP implementation probably started with a comprehensive RFP that took weeks or months and endless dollars to create and complete. Think about it. The Problem The Request for Proposal (RFP) has long been the standard tool used to initiate the search for a new ERP...

(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...

Is anyone else fascinated with the one minor problem that all ERP systems have? The problem is that they all fail. Yes…all. They fail spectacularly and bring down entire companies and careers, or they fail incrementally by slowly sucking time, money and the will to live out of...

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...