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12 responses to “The Month IT & ERP Permanently Changed”

  1. Brett Beaubouef

    Great analysis and insight Brian. I recently attended Oracle’s OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco this October. There was a huge volume of information on the Cloud. As I walked through the Exhibitor’s halls at the Moscone Center, I observed that every SI partner had ERP in the Cloud or could get customers to the Cloud seamlessly. What I did not see is any offering or advisory service to guide ERP customers through the storm clouds to find the right provider. In the next sections we will discuss the key competencies to consider as part of making an ERP Cloud provider selection.

    http://gbeaubouef.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/find-right-erp-cloud-3/

  2. Brett Beaubouef

    I would also like to comment on Part 6 – The Lack of Vision in Some ERP Vendors. I share your frustation. It appears that the key strategy of Tier I, II vendors is to acquire technology and further grow the expanding technology stack to further complicate the user experience. With the initial release of ERP, one of the key “game changers” was the ability of business users to access data and generates reports without direct IT involvement. This empowerment of the business user had a significant impact on business agility. Today, we continue to see ERP vendors focus on providing business-friendly tools for reporting and analysis. Yet, I can see a new evolution brewing in the ERP industry what I like to call “Adaptive ERP” where business users can perform on-demand actions to meet business changes real-time. In the next sections we discuss the key capabilities of Adaptive ERP and a practical assessment of where the ERP industry is today.

    http://gbeaubouef.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/adaptive-erp/

  3. Joey V. Price (@JVPsaid)

    This was a very insightful read. It’s nice to see HR embrace the move to the cloud. Hopefully this will encourage my fellow HR colleagues to consider moving to greater automation and process simplification.

    Can’t wait to see what this means for HR in five years.

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