Stakeholder or Break-holder?

Stakeholders can make or break a project and here at SubZero, having worked on numerous ERP implementation projects and upgrades, we recognise that their influence and effect cannot be underestimated. The basic definition of a stakeholder is the person with responsibility for delivering, or the custodian and trustee of an outcome, or perhaps most accurate in a project capacity, is …

Interim Consultant, Migration Support or Project Management – bring on the Professionals?

Hundreds of businesses work with legacy ERP solutions which are stable, bug free and need little or no maintenance.  However, as business demands increase, they face a common problem; do I extend, upgrade or replace? The answer to this question can be a convoluted one as there are likely to be many internal forces at work and individuals with a …

Tips, hints and useful links for choosing the right ERP Implementation Methodology

In our last blog, we took a business perspective when looking at implementation methodologies. Would an agile approach be best suited to a phased implementation or upgrade?  And does a successful waterfall project best fit urgent, fixed scope and fixed budget projects? Our advice, there is no right or wrong methodology, we urge you to keep the business goals top of …

Process Break-Points & ERP Best Practice

Changing for the Better At SubZero we are always looking to improve things…sometimes reacting to change, sometimes being the lever that changes inertia into momentum.   Everywhere, and in every business, change is more prevalent than ever…for you it could be that your routes-to-market have become more diverse, or you have shortened your supply chains, simplified your products or just expanded!  …

Guest Blog – How to Improve the ROI of your ERP Software – Cut the Flab

Let’s face it. If you have an ERP system that’s more than 5 years old, then it’s getting overweight by now. You’ve struggled to get ROI out too. It’s OK – lots of folks suffer from the dreaded “enterprise software bloat”. The good news is that it’s not too late to drop those pounds…and keep them off. In our last …

Can Coffee Lead to Customer Satisfaction?

ERP & Coffee Mate Catching up with a couple of friends recently, we decided to meet in a café. It was particularly busy but, as I was early I decided to go ahead and get my coffee. Having paid, and whilst standing in line waiting for my skinny latte, I started looking for somewhere for us all to sit. A …

Is There a Role for Project Assurance in ERP?

We are all bombarded with articles on “Why ERP Projects Fail”, “How to Avoid ERP Disaster” or “What Methodology You Should / Should not use to Achieve a Successful ERP Implementation”. It is also all too easy to play the blame game and point fingers when things start to go awry. ERP deployments are, by their very nature, extremely complex.  …

SubZero’s Guide to ERP Success

At the beginning of each new year we are met with a barrage of advice and guidance of what to do and how to be more successful – both in our personal and professional lives.  At SubZero we are sure you will look after your personal new year’s resolutions, however we have been sifting through ERP trends and technology reports …