Topic: "erp software selection"

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A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 5

April 21st 2011

Non-profit organizations are designed to help others. But sometimes they can’t help themselves. In the case of “Hope”, we’ve seen how good intentions without good information morphed into a project far beyond financial reach. Related Posts:A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 4A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 3A Software [...]

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A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 4

April 14th 2011

The software horrors at “Hope”, the multi-national non-profit charity, have racked up by the minute. What started out as a plan to simplify, improve efficiency and expand donations turned into trial balloon filled with hot air. Project delays, changes and problems have sent costs skyward. Related Posts:A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part [...]

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A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 3

April 7th 2011

The case study of “Hope” reveals much about the human condition that is applicable inside the corporate boardroom and wherever people gather together to think up new ways to do business more efficiently and effectively. But sometimes vision gets in the way of reality, and it becomes impossible to see the truth for fear of [...]

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A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 2

March 31st 2011

Software ThinkTank has been chronicling the case of “Hope”, a multi-million dollar North American charity, that found itself battling a hydra-headed monster in the form of a software project gone seriously wrong. Related Posts:A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 5A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 4A Software Implementation Nightmare [...]

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A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 1

March 24th 2011

Today, Software ThinkTank launches a five-part series revealing the ultimate horror show – a high-cost technology implementation that goes terribly wrong. This is the stuff of nightmares. Its victims: missionaries, compassionate donors and impoverished children. Related Posts:A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 5A Software Implementation Nightmare of Epic Proportions – Part 4A [...]

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How to Find the Right Subscription Billing Solution

February 16th 2011

Many times I’ve worked with high technology (often “start-up”) companies that are looking for a way to successfully implement a Subscription Billing System (a.k.a. recurring billing). They are either seeking a new solution that does subscription billing, or they may already have an application which calculates the billing amounts but doesn’t provide the normal accounting [...]

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ERP Must-Haves for Medical Manufacturers

February 8th 2011

As a medical device manufacturer, mistakes can cost you more than profits – they can cost lives. So when you select an ERP system, it is critical that it meet 5 key criteria. Otherwise, your medical manufacturing business risks: Missing crucial product updates. Lengthy and confusing product recalls. A Form 483 letter and ultimately, shut-down. [...]

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A Strategic Shift From IT-Controlled Software Selection

February 1st 2011

Think the best approach to buying business management software is to pass it off to your IT department? Think again. Though IT plays a critical role, a more strategic approach will ensure you don’t limit the potential benefits of your new systems investment. Including all leadership team members can: Boost executive buy-in while driving down [...]

Why Business Executives Must Participate in the Software Selection Process

Why Executives Must be Involved in Selecting ERP

January 16th 2011

Lack of executive support is one of the Top 5 reasons business management software implementation projects fail. When executives refuse to participate, you risk: Experienced solution providers dropping out of the selection process. Limiting requirements gathering and lacking strategic priority of the organizational goals. Inaccurate proposals, change orders and eventually, friction with solution provider. Be [...]

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Confused About Choosing an ERP Solution Provider?

May 1st 2010

Selecting your solution provider shouldn’t be a game of roulette. This white paper report arms you with the knowledge to make a smart decision. Discover how to, Avoid the common mistakes with due diligence. Utilize key selection criteria to fuel an intelligent choice. Use the provided Comparison Scorecard to track your findings. Selecting your solution [...]