Why Employ a Headless ERP for Legacy Systems?

Posted by Larry Dube

If a “headless” ERP system sounds spooky, it shouldn’t! A headless ERP approach can help improve flexibility, manage costs, and enhance the user experience, with no guillotine required. And, with the right mindset shift, a headless strategy can even be an ideal solution for many legacy ERP systems. PSGi Co-founder and President Larry Dube explained why in his recent webinar. In this blog, we summarize the key points of his presentation. 

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ERP Data Migration Best Practices

Posted by Larry Dube

When a business acquires another organization, the need to migrate data from the acquired company’s ERP software introduces some unique challenges. This data must be aligned to the acquiring company’s corporate standard ERP. 

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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.

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Should You Still Be Running ERP Software Using On-Premise Hardware? Six Key Questions to Ask

Posted by Larry Dube

What are the most important considerations when considering migrating your ERP system to the cloud? We take a look at some of the most critical in this blog.

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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. 

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Re-Focusing on Long Term IT Strategy in 2022

Posted by Larry Dube

2022 appears set to be a crossroads for many organizations. The past two years have been incredibly challenging for businesses, including a rapid shift to remote work, unprecedented supply chain crises, and more. We continue to be inspired by the extraordinary adaptability we saw from our clients in response. While the COVID crisis is by no means over, we have seen more and more organizations become well-adjusted to this “new normal.” 

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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.

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Hybrid ERP: The Best of Both Worlds

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

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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6 Common Causes for ERP Failure

Posted by Dave Kravitt, CPIM

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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