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Another Implementation Failure, Another Missed Learning Opportunity
In recent posts, we've learned that business software implementation failures are rampant and that the blame is all on the vendor. And though unhappy customers

failure implementation failures  its success and the failure. Therefore, they all have something to learn from an implementation failure, which can be as important as customers recuperating their financial investment or vendors clearing their name and image. What Customers and Vendors Should Do to Learn From An Implementation Failure? Mistakes and failures are a great opportunity for people to learn, but try to tell that to a chief financial officer (CFO) or a chief executive officer (CEO) who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars,

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Process Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today's leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, human resources) and include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, many solutions that were formerly considered peripheral (product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, etc.). While during the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-Business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The old adage is "Such a beginning, such an end", and, consequently, many ERP systems' failures could be traced back to a bad software selection. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategy, and subsequent software selection. This is the perfect time to create the business case and energize the entire organization towards the vision sharing and a buy in, both being the Key Success Factors (KSFs). Yet, these steps are very often neglected despite the amount of expert literature and articles that emphasize their importance.    

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Deploying Customer Relationship Management Effectively: Beyond Implementation


A customer relationship management (CRM) solution is now a standard business requirement. With origins as a system for sales teams, CRM has clearly evolved into a mandatory tool for providing benefit to the entire organization. However, methodology and training play instrumental roles in successful CRM implementations; if designed well, these critical components will ultimately ensure user buy-in and success.

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CRM Testing Throughout Implementation


In terms of strategic partnerships, the acquirer is responsible for judging how well customer relationship management (CRM) software will function on the equipment and at the site, and with staff, customers, and third-party applications. Acceptance testing involves three basic flavors: user acceptance, operational acceptance, and contractual acceptance. While it is not the only step involved when implementing a CRM system, testing is a fundamental way of finding information and will help you judge a system’s returns and pitfalls.

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How to Avoid Becoming Another CMMS Implementation Failure Statistic


Anywhere from 40 to 80 percent of CMMS implementations fail to meet expectations. However, by evaluating the company's business process flow, having proper organizational structure and buy-in, you can realize the true benefits of CMMS and avoid becoming another failure statistic.

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At Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation


A radio frequency identification implementation is a major undertaking for any organization—a project with ample risk of failure. This entire series is a step-by-step guide to the process, with this final part including a comprehensive glossary of key terms for better understanding.

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Avoiding ERP Implementation Pitfalls: Pre-purchase Considerations


ERP projects are very complex affairs and go beyond technical issues into both cultural and business process domains. The success of your ERP project is determined by the amount of preparation that is undertaken before the software is even shortlisted. Read this white paper and know the procedures and precautions that you can follow to help you avoid most of the pitfalls associated with implementing your ERP system.

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Implementation Brief: SpectraSite


SpectraSite is in the business of making wireless and broadcast communications pervasive. One process it was looking to improve, however, was its in-building antenna approval. The current process was time-consuming, and its faxing technology inadequate. But by implementing a business process management (BPM) solution, SpectraSite dramatically reduced the process cycle, from almost sixty days to a maximum of ten days.

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BI Software Implementation Success: The Human Factor


We are easily convinced that having the right business intelligence (BI) application will help us achieve total control over our business and increase the return on investment (ROI) of our data. While BI solutions undeniably have this potential, the success of a BI software implementation depends on several factors. TEC Research Analyst Jorge García looks at the role of the human factor in your implementation project.

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Best-practice Implementation of Content Management Systems


The demand for content management systems (CMSs) is undisputed, as businesses wrestle with the exponential growth of data flowing in and out of various storage devices. Swift and easy access to content is essential in nearly every aspect of business today. However, many enterprise content management (ECM) systems are not deployed properly. Find out how to choose an ECM system that your employees will find easy to use.

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Five Key Elements to a Successful Business Intelligence Solution Implementation


It’s an unfortunate fact that a large percentage of projects fail when companies aren’t fully prepared for the adoption of Dundas’ Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. The good news is that Dundas BI can yield your company better success rates when your organization is fully committed to and prepared for the change. With the proper groundwork and development of a detail-oriented execution plan, the adoption of Dundas BI solutions can be a success. And with successful implementation, Dundas BI can help you realize your business goals.

In this white paper, Dundas BI offers a roadmap for successful adoption of its solution, addressing the main factors an organization must pay attention to in order to achieve set goals. To ensure that your BI project prospers, read and follow a detailed five-point plan that will allow your organization to lay a solid foundation to work from, and improve the odds of successful adoption rates. Details and recommendations on effective implementation are made within the five areas that must be addressed: clear communication, identifying activities and actions that drive results, quick access to real-time data and information, and displaying key performance indicators (KPIs) to inform and motivate your team. Learn why documentation of information is critical to all team members, why only looking at the end result—the success or failure of a project—rather than those of individual tasks can cost you, and how real-time data is important for trend watching. Read about the value of defining and clarifying KPI metrics so that the best possible success can be realized.

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Failure Is No Accident


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are complicated beasts, and buying one without a plan is like giving your 16-year-old the keys to a Porsche without teaching him to drive. He's headed for a deadly accident, and if you purchase an ERP system without first learning the basics, you are too! Download this white paper for expert advice on what you should know.

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