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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

Rapidly Consolidating Enterprise Applications Market: The Worlds of 'Organic Growers' and 'Aggressive Consolidators'


What types of vendors' approaches to the mid-market have emerged from the wave of mergers and consolidations and what characteristics ultimately distinguish the contenders from the pretenders are two questions that are emerging from the consolidation market.

leadership theory  Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? ). Similarly, Macola and Kewill mid-market ERP providers, are both now part of Exact Software (see Exact SoftwareWorking Diligently Towards the One Exact Synergy ). On the other hand, Ross Systems , Pivotal , International-Matematik International (IMI) Corporation , PowerCerv , CIMPRO , Fourth Shift , and Made2Manage Systems , while not necessarily disappearing from the applications scene, have permanently gone from the stock market 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

Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Six: Market Impact--Nurturing Channels


The merging vendors, Sage/Best and ACCPAC, have understood that a broad, impeccably integrated, horizontal offering with selected vertical enhancements, a nurturing resellers network in addition to providing well-attuned pricing and catering to the evolving scalability and migration needs of customers through products of upward compatibility are necessary tenets for success in the SME market segment.

leadership theory  Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Six: Market Impact--Nurturing Channels Market Impact—Nurturing Channels In March, Best Software , Inc. , one of the leading current providers of integrated accounting, business management, human resources (HR)/payroll and fixed asset solutions for small and mid-sized companies in North America, announced that its parent company, UK-based The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), had completed the acquisition of ACCPAC International, Read More

Outsourcing Best Practices-A Primer on Outsourcing Governance


The cardinal sin of outsourcing governance is to focus entirely on the mechanics and the price. If you do that, you’ll squander the true potential of the relationship. So spend the time and effort required to ensure an effective governance process—and don’t lose sight of the fact that without cultural alignment with your vendor, you’ll only be creating ground rules for debate, not agreement.

leadership theory  open, honest communications. Senior leadership involvement – On both sides of the partnership the involvement of strong, senior leadership is paramount to a successful governance program. It’s only through this involvement that the needs of the business can align with the service delivery program. Both parties must communicate on a strategic, not cost-center basis. Key functional users — Your outsourcing partner must possess a fundamental knowledge of your primary business processes that are Read More

The PMO Conflict: So Much Promise, So Little Alignment


When a project management office (PMO) operates well, the impact can be extraordinary. All too often, though, the PMO doesn’t become a clear asset. In order to avoid the worst-case scenario, PMO team members often become internal advisors with marginal impact and no authority. What can be done to avoid this? And what are the keys to successful PMO implementations?

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CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations Part Three: 7 Steps to Rapid More Successful Implementations


With the advances today in technology it has become obvious that there is a need for maintenance management theory and practice to catch up with the advances made in business management theory and practice generally. The current state of CMMS technology is at a very advanced level, in a lot of cases far more so than our ability to apply it. This tool has very strong and provable results.

leadership theory  Templates for Effective Implementations Part Three: 7 Steps to Rapid More Successful Implementations CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations Part Three: 7 Steps to Rapid More Successful Implementations Featured Author - Daryl Mather - April 3, 2003 7 Steps to Rapid more Successful Implementations The template approach to CMMS implementations is designed to provide a successful format to CMMS implementing, as well as a jump start to projects via the use of pre-defined, flexible practices and stan Read More

An Assessment Breakthrough that Will Change the Way You Think about Your Workforce: Identifying Organizational Culture Can Drive Business Performance


What if you could give your organization, as a whole, a personal assessment? What if your organization could gain the same insight into its culture that we can gain from a personal assessment?

The IBM Kenexa Cultural Indicator assesses an organization’s internal culture—helping leadership drive performance and align employees, managers, departments, and locations with the overall company strategy. It can help an organization transform its values and strengths into specific strategies to drive overall performance.

This tool uses archetypes to express an organization’s culture, revealing the strengths and weaknesses of the organization, internal values, archetypes of the leadership and executive level teams, and strengths and weaknesses of departments within the organization. Once the culture is defined, human capital management strategies can be developed for more effective recruitment and retention practices.

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Alvarez & Marsal


Because Alvarez & Marsal is a different kind of firm. Lean, fast-paced and entrepreneurial to the core, we pride ourselves on building a culture of independent thinkers and doers – individuals who will make a difference to the clients they serve. Because Alvarez & Marsal is a different kind of firm. Lean, fast-paced and entrepreneurial to the core, we pride ourselves on building a culture of independent thinkers and doers – individuals who will make a difference to the clients they serve.For 25 years, clients have trusted Alvarez & Marsal to work with them to help solve their most important business problems. We have earned this trust by giving every problem the utmost senior-level attention; by researching and understanding the facts before drawing conclusions; by our steadfast commitment to objectivity; and by demonstrating time and again that leadership makes all the difference.Alvarez & Marsal is a leading independent provider of a complete range of turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. We assist companies in crisis or companies seeking to improve performance in specific financial or operational areas. Our services are grounded in an integrated financial and operational perspective that provides insight both into current business environments and into the viability of executing proposed business plans. A&M's distinct process of gathering and analyzing financial facts, combined with a 25-year history of hands-on operational leadership, gives clients the clarity they need to make informed decisions.

leadership theory  time and again that leadership makes all the difference.Alvarez & Marsal is a leading independent provider of a complete range of turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. We assist companies in crisis or companies seeking to improve performance in specific financial or operational areas. Our services are grounded in an integrated financial and operational perspective that provides insight both into current business environments and into the viability of executing Read More

SYSPRO-Taking a Quantum Leap or Simply Becoming Smarter?


What do Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum theory have to do with SYSPRO? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic explains, as he discusses how SYSPRO has applied these famous physics theories to produce a ‘simply smarter’ ERP system and comprehensive ERP framework for effective material, cash, as well as collaborative management for small to midsized manufacturers and distributors in today’s dynamic environment.

leadership theory  Taking a Quantum Leap or Simply Becoming Smarter? Every meeting with SYSPRO USA brings about some more affirmation that sticking to its core values and principles should bring good results for any company. As a privately held company since its inception in 1978, SYSPRO has always been in control of its destiny and not distracted by the quirks of stock markets and investors’ impatience. The vendor has been agile, innovative, reliable, and with focus on ensuring product value and long-term customer Read More

TechVentive


TechVentive advises technology and services firms and develops thought leadership, marketing materials, sales campaigns, channel programs, and sales training initiatives.

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Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology


In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be competitive. It needs to coordinate its retail strategy with supply chain technology to make it triumph.

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Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Three: ACCPAC's Back-Office Products Enhancements


ACCPAC continues to enhance the PRO series and Advantage series product lines.

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