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Fostering a Culture of Adaptability


Having the right IT infrastructure is critical to consistent growth and profitability for midsize companies. Sadly, many business applications don’t support changes to both business processes and a company’s organizational structure. In fact, many are inflexible and create disconnects between departments. However, there is a solution that’s built to enable growth and adaptability in all business functions and operations.

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SAPPHIRE 2014: SAP Simplifies


At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus in the near future—the company’s commitment to simplification, which in SAP terms means to “run simple,” and second, maybe derived from the first idea, to embrace the cloud even more. As ironically as it sounds for the German company, at times accused of doing precisely the opposite with the offering of systems too complex in many aspects, the simplification movement makes sense and accommodates what the industry certainly will require from them and other vendors in the near future.

leadership theory  spectrum to push their leadership in the enterprise software arena to the next level. Simplification will likely turn out to be key for a company with a huge amount of complexity within its trenches. A good bet, yet a hard one. Questions of course, will come with regards to the effect in the existing SAP ecosystem (partners, customers and SAP itself) and how SAP will achieve this goal promptly, in a timely manner, and effectively. Of course, much more happened during SAP’s main conference, such as the Read More

SAP Running Simple to Be a Cool Vendor


The SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, was a well-organized event that afforded attendees the opportunity to explore SAP offerings from various viewpoints: industry, lines of business, market trends, and hot topics. Throughout the conference, SAP attempted to display an air of coolness and to portray itself as not only a chill vendor, but also a fun employer.

leadership theory  engagement technology and thought leadership ought to place that in central position. Even if companies gain a better understanding of their customers and consequently may serve them better—thanks to rich data about customers, individual customers should have a choice on how they want to be known by their vendors. Keeping customers engaged remains an art that requires much craft. Sometimes it takes courage to not follow the status quo, and to move into a more human-oriented rather than sales-oriented Read More

Surviving Amid "ERP Sharks" as a “Visionary Vendor for the Pragmatic User” (Part II)


Part I of this blog topic introduced SYSPRO and its traditional vertical solutions. It also analyzed the vendor's PragmaVision strategy to provide to pragmatic (yet visionary) technology buyers' need. Towards the end of offering proven technology to pragmatists, SYSPRO’s fully-integrated solution suite [evaluate this product] connects to disparate systems via Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

leadership theory  five years, or what leadership rankings does it hope to hold in that time in its targeted verticals, and how will it get there? SYSPRO’s organically grown revenue of only about US$60 million (without any major acquisition ever) is rather peculiar (even if impressive) in the market. The vendor does not appear to have an acquisition strategy, other than a reseller partner-based growth strategy. There are no lofty aspirations to, say, become a billion dollar company in five years; the company simply wants Read More

Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 explores the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and inevitable soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors. Some

leadership theory  about the economic and leadership issues in terms of the executive support, funding approvals, managing legacy products, customers, and partners, SaaS pricing, migrating legacy customers, profitability strategy, and so on and so forth. The technological hurdles go without saying, such as managing research and development (R&D) teams through the transition to the  multitenant  platform/product (for both functional richness and cost efficiencies). Other technical issues are integration, customization Read More

Mzinga’s OmniSocial Learning Platform Enables Global Change for TripAdvisor


Find out how leadership, technology, collaboration, and an agile business partnership created success for TripAdvisor’s global learning and development team.

leadership theory  TripAdvisor Find out how leadership, technology, collaboration, and an agile business partnership created success for TripAdvisor’s global learning and development team. Read More

The Keys to Effective Project Governance Leadership


Project Sponsor.com conducted a three-year research program on project governance. The findings turned up some surprising facts on how project governance is approached and applied in businesses today, and shed some light on what is required for project governance to be effective.

leadership theory  to Effective Project Governance Leadership Business executives tend to approach project governance with good intentions, but with few governance-specific skills, and with little knowledge or education on the process. It is assumed by all parties involved in a project that no such expertise is needed. This is a false assumption. Between 2003 and 2005, Project Sponsor.com conducted an in-depth project governance study on more than 40 major Australian organizations. The study involved detailed interviews Read More

Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management


This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all phases of talent management to onboard, review, develop, motivate, and retain employees. It also shows the valuable contribution competencies can make in managing change and defusing turf battles that arise during downsizings, consolidations, and business reengineering.

leadership theory  example from the Plateau Leadership Competency Library showing how competencies and proficiency levels can be defined. Competency: Decisiveness Description : The ability to make firm and resolute decisions as the situation demands, especially in the face of adversity or in cases where there is no clear solution. Rating Characteristics (1) Limited Demonstrates some ability to exercise good judgment in situations where there are clear and straightforward answers Frequently seeks guidance from others when Read More

Has SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer?


The acquisition of the formerly loyal composite applications partner Lighthammer bolsters SAP's capabilities of connectivity and visibility into manufacturing plant performance. However, it does not, at this stage, provide much added industry-specific shop-floor functionality per se.

leadership theory  SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer? Event Summary At the end of June, SAP announced that it was delivering enhanced connectivity between the plant floor and the enterprise by acquiring Lighthammer Software Development Corporation ( http://www.lighthammer.com ), a privately-held supplier of enterprise manufacturing intelligence and collaborative manufacturing software, based in Exton, Pennsylvania (US). Lighthammer and SAP shared a vision of adaptive business networks (ABN), as illustrated Read More

Turning Customer Experiences Into Competitive Edge: Nikon’s Journey to Leadership


Many of the familiar avenues for gaining a competitive edge, such as product innovation or speed-to-market, are not as effective as they once were. Customer experience is currently the prime battleground for advantage, and a company’s competitive edge now depends on delivering a consistent, satisfying customer experience. How do the leaders get it done?

leadership theory  Edge: Nikon’s Journey to Leadership Many of the familiar avenues for gaining a competitive edge, such as product innovation or speed-to-market, are not as effective as they once were. Customer experience is currently the prime battleground for advantage, and a company’s competitive edge now depends on delivering a consistent, satisfying customer experience. How do the leaders get it done? Read More

How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards, Part 2


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leadership theory  Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards, Part 2 Emerging Trends in the Logistics and Distribution Knowledge Areas 1. RFID RFID technology is the hardware used to communicate information (typically bar code information) to computer software systems that gather and use the data (such as a WMS). The manufacturing of RF equipment is dominated by several market leaders that typically go to market through various distribution channels, including resellers. Read More

Blackboard Learn


The Blackboard Learn platform is implemented by higher education institutions, K12 schools, corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, associations, and government agencies looking for cost-effective ways to deliver education and training with real impact. It brings engagement and assessment activities together in a single open platform that spans course delivery, community engagement, content management and assessment. Our professional education clients have found tremendous success by using the platform as a continuous learning environment essential to employee success in areas such as sales training, onboarding, customer service, leadership development and customer/partner training.  

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Electric Utilities in Need of Software Vendors' Leadership!!!


Over the past couple of years, the electric utility industry has changed in terms of the different software solutions available. The old approach to addressing this industry’s needs was the “best-of-breed” approach, meaning that software vendors were creating solutions addressed to only one group or business unit within the company doing one specific task. Generation, Transmission, and

leadership theory  Need of Software Vendors'' Leadership!!! Over the past couple of years, the electric utility industry has changed in terms of the different software solutions available. The old approach to addressing this industry’s needs was the “best-of-breed” approach, meaning that software vendors were creating solutions addressed to only one group or business unit within the company doing one specific task. Generation, Transmission, and Distribution all had their own specific software packages that were almost Read More

Leadership Development: Seven Steps to Success


Trying to identify, attract, fill, and retain the very best corporate leadership talent? This executive brief outlines how the use of consistent, enterprise wide talent management programs can help organizations develop effective leadership and return significant business value.

leadership theory  the very best corporate leadership talent? This executive brief outlines how the use of consistent, enterprise wide talent management programs can help organizations develop effective leadership and return significant business value. Read More

Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Two: ACCPAC's Recent Product Enhancements


Businesses wary of larger initial upfront investments can start with an easily affordable subscription at ACCPACcrm.com and have the knowledge that any investments in their data, customizations, and training are fully protected should they later need or want to move their solution on-premises.

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