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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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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

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

Should E-Business Be Inside or Outside of IT?


All the recent management trends from Continuous Improvement to Business Process Re-engineering have had the same issue we see with E-Business. They have enterprise-wide implications and tend to become part of the corporate department that started the initiative. This article recommends a more strategic business approach.

leadership theory  to move new technology leadership away from other functional groups. A separate E-Business organization will have the effect of: Prioritizing E-Business activities across the company, thus reducing the ability of any one department to operate independently Creating another interface in relationships with suppliers, customers, and internal departments to promote the companies E-business agenda. Influencing the priorities of IT by creating a powerful lobby for IT resources, thus competing with other Read More

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

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

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.

leadership theory  Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Two: ACCPAC''s Recent Product Enhancements Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Two: ACCPAC''s Recent Product Enhancements P.J. Jakovljevic - June 3, 2004 ACCPAC''s Recent Product Enhancements 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 medium Read More

XENEX Enterprises


Established in May 1983, we have been in business for over 20 years. We have extensive experience in Business Processes Management, and Outsourcing assignments that enable or enhance profitability and customer retention. We drive growth and productivity, reducing costs, minimizing employee turnover, developing leadership talent and improve client/user loyalty and satisfaction. Xenex and its strategic alliances link people, operations and business strategies to deliver tangible, measurable, lasting results. Our methodologies are leading edge in content and delivery and our expert consulting team of experienced professionals have provided leadership in many successful implementations. Xenex’s extensive network of associates come from a variety of disciplines, enabling us to design and deliver programs and services that meet the client’s specific needs.

leadership theory  minimizing employee turnover, developing leadership talent and improve client/user loyalty and satisfaction. Xenex and its strategic alliances link people, operations and business strategies to deliver tangible, measurable, lasting results. Our methodologies are leading edge in content and delivery and our expert consulting team of experienced professionals have provided leadership in many successful implementations. Xenex’s extensive network of associates come from a variety of disciplines, enabling Read More

People Don't Leave Bad Organizations. People Leave Bad Managers!


One of the most neglected areas of an enterprise is the warehouse. When errors occur here, the whole company is affected, so it is crucial that good managers nurture the skills of warehouse employees.

leadership theory  leader? Books such as Leadership Styles and Strategies, The 21 Century Supervisor , and 9 Natural Laws of Leadership are just the three of 3,048,203 search results that MSN returned when I searched leadership books. But when I searched for how to be a good follower the search engine returned 3,219 of which many were martial arts and religious sites! Sound leadership involves nurturing employees to excel in their abilities and create a functionally, competitive, and profitable work environment. Often, 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

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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US Senate Issues Scathing Report—$1 Billion ERP Implementation Lessons Learned


The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has issued its official report on the Air Force’s failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation. Read TEC analyst Ted Rohm's write-up of the report and see why this massive project failed.

leadership theory  software.   Lack of Leadership During Project—There was no individual in the Air Force chain of command responsible and accountable for the project from start to finish. The timeline below shows some five program executive officers over the course of the program. The lack of leadership meant that business process changes were not effectively pushed across the organization.   Inadequate Mitigation of Risks—Though these problems were identified early on in the program (circa 2004) when conducting a Read More

How to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance


The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early 1990s, this performance management framework was intended as a tool to provide managers with a more complete and “balanced” view of their organization’s performance by including nonfinancial metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in

leadership theory  to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early 1990s, this performance management framework was intended as a tool to provide managers with a more complete and “balanced” view of their organization’s performance by including nonfinancial metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in their assessments. Despite this ex Read More