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How to Drive a Successful Change of ERP

August 16, 2016

By: Larry Perlov

In my previous post, I discussed the importance of understanding what you need to change before beginning an ERP implementation.  Once you’ve determined what you really need to change, the next question you need to ask is: how to change.

The answer to this question includes the detailed roadmap for your change (e.g. methodology, timing or phasing, key resources, etc). However, due to resource constraints, very few organizations – if any – can make all of those changes at

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How is SAP User Experience made simpler?

July 22, 2016

By: Lorraine Howell

SAP User Experience Made Simpler

The SAP modern user experience is something that SAP has built that is personalized, responsive, and easy to use. I think in the SAP environment today, the use of the system needs to be what I like to call “Google easy”. We know that all of the users that currently use systems, especially the newer generations are used to Google and the internet. If they come into an environment where the screens look very difficult and hard to use, they

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How can you manage your ERP customization?

July 8, 2016

By: Steve Thomas

The following video of Illumiti VP of Consulting, Steve Thomas discusses how to manage your ERP customizations.

Video Transcript

In the world of best practices of ERP implementations the objective is to achieve most of your business objectives through implementing pre-configured or pre-anticipated scenarios that your partner has anticipated you’ll need and has built a solution for that. There are often cases where your needs go beyond that, where you will have something unique to your organization that delivers specific competitive differentiation

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Why leveraging Geoffrey Moore’s categorization of process is critical?

June 27, 2016

By: Nir Orbach

In the following video blog, Nir Orbach discusses why leveraging Geoffrey Moore’s categorization of process is critical for ERP implementations.

ERP Process – Core vs. Context – Video Transcript

There’s a lot of talk these days about leveraging industry best practices often embedded in the most modern and ERP systems. While this may be sound business strategy for the majority of business processes within a company, it is important to leverage business author Geoffrey Moore’s categorization of processes into core versus context as well

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Why do some ERP implementations fail?

June 2, 2016

By: Steve Pasquill

What are the business outcomes you are trying to achieve with an ERP implementation?

In this video, Illumiti VP of Consulting, Steve Pasquill discusses why some ERP implementations fail and what you can do to ensure a successful implementation.

Video Transcript

There’s lots of rumblings in the market as to the amount of failed implementations in the ERP space. Most of those failures have absolutely nothing to do with the software and everything to do with the business driving the implementation.  One of the things that’s

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What are the perceived challenges of ERP in the cloud?

May 12, 2016

By: Dror Orbach

In the following video, COO at Illumiti Dror Orbach discusses the perceived challenges of ERP in the cloud.

 

Video Transcript – Perceived Challenges of ERP in the Cloud

One of the benefits of ERP in the cloud is your ability to focus more on core business and less on managing your IT environment. The flip side of that coin is that you are entrusting the management of your IT environment to a third-party cloud provider. You need to be able to trust how they

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Deciding What to Change is Key to Successful ERP Implementations

May 2, 2016

By: Larry Perlov

In my previous post, I reviewed why answering “Why” is critical before starting and ERP implementation project. Many companies fail to meet their objectives because they don’t set any. It’s hard to achieve value if you don’t know what you want to accomplish. Once you determine why your organization should move ahead with an ERP implementation, you need to consider very carefully what exactly you need to change.

What Do We Need to Change for Our ERP?

During this step, many

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Defining SAP S/4 HANA – Video Overview

April 14, 2016

By: Lorraine Howell

SAP S/4HANA delivers massive simplifications (customer adoption, data model, user experience, decision making, business processes and models) and innovations to drive instant value across lines of business and industries. In this video, Lorraine Howell, VP, Research and Development at Illumiti discusses what SAP S/4 HANA is and why it matters.

 

Transcript

What is SAP S/4 HANA?

This is SAP’s tried and tested solution, nothing new with all the business capability, functionality, and all business process rules that were developed since the nineteen seventies.

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Why is Proper Scoping Key to Implementation Success?

March 31, 2016

By: Steve Thomas

Establishing the right scope for an ERP implementation is critical for success.  The following video of Illumiti VP of Consulting, Steve Thomas, discusses key factors to establish the right scope for your project success.

In ERP implementations, there always been an emphasis on scope management.  I’m sure all of you heard constantly about  minimizing scope creep, minimizing change requests, keeping true to the scope as you possibly can. Fundamentally,  there’s a more significant problem – how to establish the right scope at

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Why Does your ERP Implementation Partner Matter?

March 17, 2016

By: Nir Orbach

Selecting your ERP partner is just as critical as choosing the right system. Selecting a partner is about finding a company that is experienced, has knowledge in your industry, who understands, and helps you achieve your business objectives.

The following video of Illumiti President, Nir Orbach discusses the importance of choosing the right ERP partner.

Selecting the right ERP Partner

ERP selection teams often focus entirely on product capabilities without focusing enough attention on picking the right partner. While product capability and the future

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