Do ERP Ecosystems Act Like Cartels?
While the ecosystems formed by ERP and database vendors, systems integrators, and other partners can create value, there can be downsides as well. Sebastian Grady, president, strategic initiatives at Rimini Street, shares five things you need to know about ERP vendors. Over the decades, large ERP and database vendors, system integrators, and other partners have […]
Strengthen the Future of Your ERP
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is projected to make up roughly 15% of total IT spending in 2022 — a significant amount of money. Organizations that don’t manage their ERP systems might risk falling short of their ROI goals. The challenge with ERP systems is there is no one-size-fits-all solution that works for every organization. […]
ERP Software License versus Cloud ERP SaaS Subscription ─ Pros and Cons
Your software is an asset. Software vendors such as Oracle and SAP are pressing licensees to replace existing enterprise applications in order to move to the vendor’s new platform. Yet, most companies have invested millions in their current ERP systems on targeted applications – Financials, Supply Chain, Distribution, Manufacturing, Human Capital Management, or Customer Experience […]
Status Quo is Not an Option – Overcome Technical Debt to Accelerate Innovation
This article originally appeared on Diginomica.com; it has been modified for this space. In today’s increasingly digital economy, competition is intense. Sticking with current business models and technology will result in many enterprises getting run over by competitors. Status quo is not an option. Yet, the cost of technical debt, created by past technology decisions, […]
How to Achieve a Healthy, Balanced Relationship with Your ERP Provider
Observing the enterprise software market today is like observing a major relationship crisis where one side is failing to listen to the other. It appears that suppliers are unrelentingly pushing their customers to move to the cloud. Their customers want to move to the cloud too, but not to rip and replace their perfectly functioning […]
The Truth About Forced ERP Upgrades and How to Beat Them
Companies running ERP software are at a crossroads with their software strategy: “Should I follow the vendors’ upgrade path or is it time to consider other options?” Vendors want ERP users to upgrade on the vendor schedules, but that’s simply not the right fit for all (or most) customers. CIOs know they need to invest […]
Disruptive CIOs Are Driving Innovation by Breaking the Status Quo
CIOs are no longer just great technologists — in fact today’s CIO can no longer afford to be just a great technologist. The successful CIO of tomorrow is a revenue generator, customer engagement guru, business leader. Successful CIOs are changing business models in their organization — they are becoming disruptors. But what does that mean […]
Are Hidden Costs of Software Maintenance Burying Your IT Department?
Your ERP apps like Oracle and SAP are the foundation of your business, and they’re becoming even more critical as digital transformation takes off. Chances are you’ve committed to a strong maintenance plan for your enterprise software to be sure it’s always delivering the performance and availability you need. But have you considered how much […]