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 …

Produce a Great Proposal for your ERP Upgrade

We are often asked by our customers to help them build a business case to upgrade their ERP system. Where the original implementation was surrounded by helpful advice and guidance, a few years down the line, when upgrades are discussed that initial momentum and enthusiasm has waned, and re-engaging disinterested stakeholders can be a difficult battle to win. Best practice …

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.  …

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 …