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Hybrid ERP: The Best of Both Worlds

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Many enterprises considering the latest in ERP systems mistakenly think it has to be an either/or solution – a reliable Tier 1 on-premise system or an agile cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP solution. 

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

6 Common Causes for ERP Failure

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Implementing and maintaining a sophisticated ERP system is a complex task that involves a significant investment in both time and money. But it doesn’t stop there. Just because an organization makes the decision to invest in ERP doesn’t guarantee success. What else is needed is the discipline, planning, and commitment to make it work.

When an ERP implementation fails, company management often concludes that the software didn’t work or the system was just too complicated to adequately handle the company’s unique environment. But experience tells us the real reason for ERP failure is typically one or more of the following issues:

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Enterprise Planning, Enterprise Application Support, ERP

5 warning signs that your ERP system may need attention

Posted by Dave Kravitt

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, like any complex IT platform, should evolve to meet the ever-changing business environment. If you’re like most companies and tend to let your ERP system slide along for a couple of years without much attention, the risk goes up for decreased efficiency and increased costs. 

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Enterprise Planning

IBM i resiliency compared to Windows and Oracle

Posted by Dave Kravitt

The start of a brand-new year seems like a good time to take a hard look at the platforms that form the IT backbone running your business. Is IBM i still a good solution? While there are many reasons for leaning toward IBM i as the platform of choice, let’s focus on what I would consider the most basic and necessary characteristic for any system, yet it does not seem to be talked about as much as it should. Resiliency. How does IBM i compare with what else is out there? 

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, IBM i Platform

IBM i resiliency compared to Windows and Oracle

Posted by Dave Kravitt

The start of a brand-new year seems like a good time to take a hard look at the platforms that form the IT backbone running your business. Is IBM i still a good solution? While there are many reasons for leaning toward IBM i as the platform of choice, let’s focus on what I would consider the most basic and necessary characteristic for any system, yet it does not seem to be talked about as much as it should. Resiliency. How does IBM i compare with what else is out there? 

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, IBM i Platform

Industry Insights Shared at 2013 PRISM User Meeting

Posted by Dave Kravitt

PRISM User Group Meets
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Tags: Maximize ERP Investment, Extending ERP System Life, Enterprise Application Services, Enterprise Application Support, PRISM User Group, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM, PRISM Meeting

Not Too Late to Join Us in Newton Sunday or Monday

Posted by Dave Kravitt

I want YOU to Register!

It's not too late to register and join us in Newton this Sunday or Monday.

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, IBM i Platform, PRISM User Group, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM, PRISM Meeting, Document eDelivery

2013 PRISM User Group Meeting: "Best Agenda Yet"

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Best PRISM Meeting Agenda Yet!

While there may be some final tweaking to the 2013 PRISM Meeting agenda, it has already been praised as the "Best agenda of all the preceding PRISM User Group Meetings."  This year's meeting is packed with

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Tags: Business Process Optimization, Maximize ERP Investment, Supply Chain Optimization, Extending ERP System Life, IBM i Platform, PRISM User Group, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM, PRISM Meeting, Managed Services, Document eDelivery

2013 PRISM User Group Meeting: Agenda Released

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Preliminary Meeting Agenda Released

We are putting the final touches on this year's PRISM Meeting agenda which is sure to please a wide range of attendees.  New this year is an "Ask the Experts ...  PSGi at Your Service" session where you are invited to bring your challenges be they technical, application or process related.  The PRISM Education sessions will be identified shortly.  Click this agenda link to see the current agenda.  The agenda will updated regularly as changes are made.  Here's a sampling of what to expect: 

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Tags: Business Process Optimization, Maximize ERP Investment, Supply Chain Optimization, Extending ERP System Life, PRISM User Group, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM, PRISM Meeting

Bob Ferrari to deliver Keynote at 2013 PRISM User Group Meeting

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Bob Ferrari's Keynote Address:

"The Most Significant Business, Process and Technology Trends Impacting Supply Chain and Manufacturing Teams over the Next Five Years"

Manufacturing and supply chain teams have made considerable strides since the advent of MRP driven process and the original deployments of PRISM.  However, today's vastly increasing clock speed of business change coupled with paradigm shifts in a more technology astute consumer, increased presence of global risk, and the dawn of more efficient use of predictive decision-making capabilities will lead to yet another era of exciting change.

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Tags: Maximize ERP Investment, Extending ERP System Life, PRISM Enhancments, PRISM User Group, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM, PRISM Meeting