Latest NetSuite Marketing BS

Back in the day NetSuite absolutely killed Great Plains dealers with their “hairball” sales pitch and an assortment of outright lies. The latest fairy tale they’re selling is “Run Your Business from a Dashboard on Your Phone.” Recently, I was driving in my car, listening to my favorite Sirius Radio station (yes, I have that kind of swagger) when I […]

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AI to Human

How Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Impact ERP Software?

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 such thing as artificial intelligence in its truest form, and technology advances that improve […]

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Hire a Great ERP Team, Not an Average Partner

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” salesand implementationprocesses? It’s time we focus inward and select a better implementation partner. With more than 30 years’ experience in the sales and implementation of ERP software, even I find […]

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Myths

The Myth of the Big Important ERP Partner

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 accounts of a large, “challenging” ERP implementation where the same partner was failing spectacularly […]

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10 Commandments

The Microsoft Dynamics “10 Suggestions”

Because 10 Commandments Sounded Presumptuous With the Microsoft ERP and CRM User Group Summit less than a month away I thought it was my humble duty to assist the Microsoft Dynamics management team with their to-do list for the next year. Just trying to be useful. As an aside, except for some minor product-specific issues, the following list could be […]

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Thinking Man

Why ERP Software Is so Hard to Use – A Theory

Full disclosure: I am not a video gamer, too old and more interested in analog pursuits. My actual breakfast bagel and coffee are 100% more appealing to me than the picture of your breakfast delicacy posted on Instagram. But I have kids with an Xbox and over the recent holiday they tried to get me interested in playing Halo, evidently one […]

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What the what

Dynamics Office 365 – *!@#& How Did Microsoft Miss This?

Sitting back and trying to understand the details behind Microsoft’s Dynamics Office 365 announcement. With all the money and resources at their fingertips, Microsoft gets one critical thing wrong in their Dynamics Office 365 strategy. My guess is that once again love of technology and/or a need to drive Azure licensing has overcome common sense. The Dynamics Office 365 announcement […]

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