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 …

Getting Stakeholders On-Board & Engaged!

Having worked with many clients on multiple ERP implementations and upgrades, we have witnessed first-hand how stakeholders can positively or negatively affect a project.  By definition, stakeholders should help support and protect your ERP project, whether it is an initial implementation or an ERP upgrade.  However, one of the key mistakes many project teams make is to wrongly identify the …

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.  …

Guest Blog: Is Enterprise Software SEXY? by Dan Aldridge

Is Enterprise Software Sexy? – Not long ago, I watched a CXO Talk video with enterprise software analysts Michael Krigsman and Ray Wang called “Saving the Dry, Lifeless Soul of Enterprise Software”. Their premise: Enterprise Software is BORING! Many would agree that they’ve got a good point. If you’ve seen the Austin Powers movies, they’re a spoof of the early …

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 …

New Year, New ERP Trends

At SubZero, we have seen a change in mind-set and ERP trends. Whilst many organisations are upgrading, the tide has turned on removing old or legacy systems just for-the-sake-of-it, and exploring the adaptability and flexibility of their existing Baan / LN systems. Not just related to cost, the ability to customise systems to closely match the customer’s business goals is …