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  • Blog Post: Mobile ERP: It Doesn’t Have to Hurt!

    Today, nearly eight in 10 workers spend at least some of their time working out of the office, according to Forrester Research. Three of those 10 workers are currently considered to be fully mobile “anytime, anywhere information workers” who use three or more devices, work from multiple locations...
  • Blog Post: Considering SAP? Make sure you come to Convergence!

    If you’re struggling to position your organization to compete and grow, coping with the challenges of connecting employees, partners, suppliers, and customers in ways that allow you to be proactive and agile in the face of shifting market and consumer demand, you’re not alone. Companies everywhere...
  • Blog Post: Escalating Support and Maintenance Contracts Threaten IT Cost Control

    In a previous post on ERP costs we focused specifically on the risk and uncertainty associated with SAP’s licensing model. But licensing is just one piece of the cost control story. As you probably know, support and maintenance contracts will over time make up a very significant part of the overall...
  • Blog Post: Putting the Tiger Back in the Cage: Is SAP’s Commitment Wavering?

    The announcement that SAP is discontinuing development of Business By Design , leaves many SAP customers with few options. After all the hype surrounding Business By Design, companies may be understandably reluctant to embrace SAP’s next new thing, the much-hyped HANA platform, and few Business...
  • Blog Post: Uncertainty = Risk When it Comes to Controlling ERP Costs

    Enterprise IT spending is a very sensitive subject these days. Cost control is top of mind from the C‑suite to the front lines. But it’s hard to control your IT costs if you can’t predict them. And if you’re running SAP, predicting your costs may be very difficult indeed. The challenges...
  • Blog Post: Mimicking - an SAP Best Practice?

    After years of decline, the global economy is starting to show more positive signs, yet no growth will come on its own. Companies looking to position themselves for growth will face continued challenges: increased competition, continually changing markets, pressure to go global, and the need to control...
  • Blog Post: What’s Wrong with Complexity?

    We talked about SAP’s tendency to make things overly complicated , which SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner attributes to their focus on the largest enterprise customers. He says: “Having large companies as customers for developing software doesn't lead to the simplest approach. Large companies...
  • Blog Post: Forget the carrot and the stick. People just want to get things done!

    A recent study, published in the Harvard Business Review , identified progress as the primary determinant of employee motivation and performance. Not recognition or incentives. Not the threat of punitive action. Progress. When your employees are able to complete their tasks, they feel better about themselves...
  • Blog Post: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

    Asked in an edition of Lee Gomes’s “Talking Tech” column for the Wall Street Journal, about SAP’s reputation for delivering software that is reputed to be more complicated and less usable than it has to be, SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner had this to say: “To a large in extent...
  • Blog Post: Don’t get SAPped—and other advice for today’s Dynamic Business

    The Dynamic Business is driven by a vision of unity: connecting employees, partners, suppliers, and customers in ways that allow you to be proactive, agile, and forward looking. A Dynamic Business brings people together across geographies and cubicles, across roles, and teams. To become a Dynamic Business—positioning...
  • Blog Post: One Size Does Not Fit All – Making the Case for Two-Tier ERP

    In my 15+ years in the ERP business, the one question CIO's of enterprise companies keep asking me is "Do you have one solution that will fit all the varied requirements of my organization that can be deployed centrally in a single instance???" I understand that behind this question are...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP Two-Tier Connector Now Available

    Right we are onto the final part of Convergence Europe as we kick things off here in The Hague for our Western Europe leg of our 3-city tour de force. Having gone through a number of the key announcements we have made during Convergence Europe it left just one for me to write about....and some would...
  • Blog Post: The Two-Tier Announcement Getting Noticed

    Yesterday's press release on Microsoft introducing Microsoft Dynamics Two-Tier Connector for SAP Business Scenarios is getting noticed....and not just by us on The Edge . According to Lee Pender's blog (Redmond Channel Partner) Microsoft Seeks To Infiltrate SAP as Sapphire Begins , this new...
  • Blog Post: Press Release: Microsoft Introduces Microsoft Dynamics ERP Two-Tier Connector for SAP Business Scenarios

    What an exciting day as we continue to deliver on our mission to provide the best ERP solution that fits the needs of organizations and helps deliver superior results. Today, we announced the new Microsoft Dynamics ERP two-tier connector for SAP business scenarios. This connector accelerates two-tier...
  • Blog Post: New Customer Case Study: Medical Device Maker Chooses Microsoft Dynamics ERP Over Oracle and SAP

    Invatec, a fast-growing medical device manufacturer, needed to standardize its global operations on a single, fully integrated business management system. For more than five years, the company used a number of disparate systems to handle core business functions. As demand for the company’s products continued...
  • Blog Post: Sanimax Chooses Microsoft Dynamics ERP Over SAP & Oracle

    Sanimax is an innovative manufacturer that reclaims animal and meat by-products and renews them into useful high-demand products including agricultural and pet food ingredients, leather and biofuel. With thirty-five locations across the United States and Canada each running different financial systems...
  • Blog Post: Can Dinosaurs Be Innovative :)??

    After a few days of relaxation during my recent honeymoon (conveniently scheduled around Thanksgiving to avoid a mountain of emails when I return to the office next week) I couldn't help but jump on the internet to get a feel for what was going on in the world. Low and behold all the regular excuses...
  • Blog Post: I Thought Dinosaurs Were Extinct??!!

    Just came across the following article from my countrymen at The Times newspaper in the UK (yes I was reading the news when I was supposed to be putting GTM plans and best practice models together.) Jolly good reading (unless you work for/with SAP I guess) on an apparent shift in the way we think about...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics ERP 45% Cheaper Than SAP

    I came across a story about a cement company in Africa running one of our solutions today and couldn't help but think of one of my dad's favourite jokes, "what do you get if you cross a chicken with a cement mixer - a brick layer!" All joking aside what is really set in stone (sorry...