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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.



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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Why Do Business Outcomes Matter in ERP Planning?

March 3, 2016

By: Steve Pasquill

ERP Planning

When embarking on an ERP implementation, it is critical to identify the business values and outcomes an ERP implementation will bring to your organization. In the following video, Steve Pasquill discusses why business outcomes matter in ERP planning.

ERP Planning – Why Business Outcomes Matter:

One of the things that organizations don’t think about enough as they move into ERP is the business value that ERP is going to deliver to them. They tend to focus really on the

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What is Cloud ERP?

February 18, 2016

By: Dror Orbach

Cloud ERP uses cloud-based computing platforms to provide more flexible ERP solutions to organizations than traditional ERP solutions. Rather than investing heavily in on-premises hardware, software and data storage, organizations can work with reputable service and
hosting providers to obtain access to ERP solutions that host some or all of these system components in the cloud.

In this video, Dror Orbach discusses Cloud ERP and its benefits.

For more information on Cloud ERP, please check out our new thought leadership paper Cloud ERP for Asset Intensive Industries.


What is Cloud ERP?


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Keys to a Successful ERP Implementation

February 4, 2016

By: Larry Perlov

ERP implementation projects aren’t as easy as they look, and they don’t look very easy. Every year, organizations spend millions of dollars to implement different ERP solutions with the hopes that the new solutions will allow companies to scale, reduce operating expenses, or become more effective at serving customers. However, many of these projects fail to achieve the benefits companies envision when they set out on their transformation journey.

In this blog series, I am going to share the

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Why is Big Data Important for SMEs?

January 13, 2016

By: Lorraine Howell

Every day your organization creates massive amounts of data across all operations, but how are you interpreting this data? With the right solution, organizations can dive into all that data and gain valuable insights that were previously unimaginable.

In this video, Lorraine Howell, VP Research and Development discusses what big data is and why it is important for SMEs to make smarter, more profitable decisions.

How to decide if you are ready for a new ERP?

December 17, 2015

By: Steve Pasquill

As your company evolves, the systems you use to facilitate operations will have to adapt and grow with your business. If you are thinking about taking on and ERP implementation, it is important to establish your business drivers and evaluate your options before achieving ERP readiness.

The following video of Illumiti VP of Delivery, Steve Pasquill identifies some key considerations before determining ERP readiness.


From the ERP Readiness Video:
What is ERP readiness?

Does your organization really understand what it takes to

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Cloud ERP Considerations

December 3, 2015

By: Dror Orbach

In my previous post, I wrote about the increasingly popular trend for organizations to use Cloud ERP solutions in an effort to reduce costs and ensure scalability.  However, as I mentioned, cloud ERP decisions can be complicated, and it’s important to understand all of the options before jumping ahead with a cloud solution.   In addition to determining whether to go with an on-premise, hybrid or fully cloud solution (see previous post) – it’s also important to understand whether

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