Proof of Pudding in ERP Fact Finding Report and Predictions

It is that cliché time of the year when everyone jumps on the bandwagon, reviews the last 12 months in terms of what has been happening in ERP Land and proffer their predictions for the next year but more of that later….. When Panorama Consulting Solutions recently published their annual Clash of the Titan’s Report  there was no doubting the quality of the content, …

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.  …

Snakes and ladders in the world of ERP – can you boost ERP efficiency through GAMIFICATION?

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at the application of social media in ERP and have found it is more around wikis, and blogs rather than tools such as Twitter and Facebook, which are more relevant to CRM and customer-facing applications.  While we were investigating Social ERP, the ability to add gamification features to applications was often cited.  Gamification …

Social Media in ERP – Happening or Hype?

Social media isn’t a term that’s generally associated with ERP – but what are the benefits and is it possible to fuse the old with the new, bringing your traditional Baan / LN system right up to date? We know the benefits of social tools: they can mimic the ways in which employees interact with technology outside of work and …

Guest Blog: Richard Branson’s Social Media “Secrets” by Dan Aldridge

Recently I finished the excellent book ‘A World Gone Social’ by Ted Coine and Mark Babbitt. One of their best examples of a “social CEO” is Richard Branson, the rock star businessman that founded the Virgin Group. With around 7 million followers on LinkedIn and 4.5 million on Twitter, Richard Branson is one of the most active and successful entrepreneurs …

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 …

Guest Blog – Leadership Secrets from Richard Branson by Dan Aldridge

“Tie-loathing adventurer and thrill seeker, who believes in turning ideas into reality. Otherwise known as Dr Yes at Virgin!” This is the quote that you will find on every one of Sir Richard Branson’s social profiles. As the CEO of Virgin and billionaire founder of over 400 companies, Richard Branson is one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in history. Yet …

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 …