Dave Kravitt, CPIM

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How to Manage the Transition to a 3rd Party ERP Support Provider

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

Are you considering working with a 3rd party ERP support provider? The transition process can have a decisive impact on this provider’s value to your business.

Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Enterprise Application Support, ERP Blog, ERP

Data Security for Legacy Applications and ERP Software

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

Once robust security protections are in place and thoroughly audited, your organization should be well protected from external threats.

But are sensitive data like credit card numbers, social security numbers, and corporate financials truly protected within applications such as ERP and SCM software? Do employees with routine data reporting duties have access to private data? Regulations like GDPR and CCPA are proliferating and will only add to the growing pressure to secure sensitive data.

Tags: Enterprise Application Support, Enterprise Application Services, ERP, erp security

What is Two-Tier ERP and Why Does it Matter

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

How can ERP software be aligned to business requirements that vary across different business units, subsidiaries, and geographies? In this blog, we explore how a “two-tier” ERP can provide an effective solution.

Tags: ERP

What is the right cloud ERP strategy for your organization?

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

The “cloud” always seems to be a hot topic in ERP-related discussions these days–and for good reason! A cloud implementation that is well-matched to a business’s requirements can offer an exceptional blend of performance, affordability, and operational agility. 

Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, ERP

JD Edwards World Reaches End of Support from Oracle

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

Oracle has ended standard support for JD Edwards World, a longstanding ERP software for IBM i that has served many companies well for years. 

In this blog, we explain the important details you need to know if your business relies on JD Edwards World. While your organization will need to plan for a new support strategy, it does not need to give up its JD Edwards ERP system if it is still providing strong value. Third-party support can help.

Tags: JDE World Support, IBM i Platform, ERP Blog, ERP

What is staff augmentation and why is it more critical than ever?

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

More and more IT leaders recognize that the industry is dealing with an acute talent crunch. Information Week reported on a recent survey from Mulesoft suggesting that “IT and business leaders are re-examining their tech stack during the economic slowdown to prioritize solutions that deliver maximum value to employees, not complexity and burnout.” 98% of the 1,000 IT executives surveyed indicated that their technology choices are influenced by the need to find the right talent.

Tags: Managed Services, Business Process Optimization, Enterprise Application Support

How Power i / IBM i Help Keep Pace with Changing Business Requirements

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

PSGi founder and co-President Larry Dube has decades of hands-on experience helping businesses leverage the Power i / IBM i platform to keep pace with their organization’s pace of change. 

In our recent webinar, he condensed this experience into a practical presentation on how to harness the features that empower this ecosystem to stay flexible, continue adding new functionality, and keep pace with changing business requirements for years to come.

The Impending Retirement Crisis for Legacy Applications Running on Power i / IBM i

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

The retirement of a key internal IT resource can pose serious risks to a business’s operations, particularly if it is sudden or unplanned. The hiring market for specific technology skillsets is already challenging. And the labor pool is even smaller (and shrinking fast) for legacy applications. As retirement continues to diminish the availability of talent for legacy solutions, the potential disruptions caused by difficulty finding a replacement will only grow more acute.

Tags: IBM i Modernization, IBM i Platform, IBM i Cloud

A Step-by-Step Guide to Kicking Off an ERP Refresh

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

ERP software is a strategic linchpin for manufacturing and distribution organizations. Employees interact with this mission-critical software every single day. The right ERP capabilities can play a key role in enabling a more agile, growth-oriented business. And a poorly managed system can directly hamper day-to-day efficiency, limit operational awareness, and even introduce critical risks to security and data integrity.

Third Party Support Offers KBM ERP Users a Flexible Path Forward

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

KBM ERP software continues to provide value to hundreds of manufacturers, but finding support for this legacy software is no longer easy.

In this blog, we look at how 3rd party support can help optimize your KBM implementation. A targeted optimization effort can enhance your ERP functionality and fix lingering issues while avoiding the cost and disruption of moving to a new ERP system.

Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, ERP Blog, ERP