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Strengthen the Future of Your ERP
2 min read
Strengthen the Future of Your ERP
Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President
2 min read

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 right 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
Cloud, ERP, IaaS 5 min read
ERP Software License versus Cloud ERP SaaS Subscription ─ Pros and Cons
Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President
5 min read

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
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, ERP 7 min read
Status Quo is Not an Option – Overcome Technical Debt to Accelerate Innovation
Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President
7 min read

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, […]

What Do You Really Get For Your ERP Support Dollars?
Cost of Maintenance, ERP, Support 4 min read
What Do You Really Get For Your ERP Support Dollars?
Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President
4 min read

I’ll cut to the chase: Most companies running ERP software are overpaying for software support and are not receiving complete or sufficient coverage. How does this happen? Consider Oracle’s ERP platform as a prime example. At this writing, the current version is 12.2.7. Yet according to a recent survey, nearly 40 percent of Oracle EBS […]

How to Achieve a Healthy, Balanced Relationship with Your ERP Provider
ERP, Oracle, SAP 4 min read
How to Achieve a Healthy, Balanced Relationship with Your ERP Provider
Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President
4 min read

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
ERP, Hybrid IT, Support 3 min read
The Truth About Forced ERP Upgrades and How to Beat Them
Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President
3 min read

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
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Innovation 5 min read
Disruptive CIOs Are Driving Innovation by Breaking the Status Quo
Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President
5 min read

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?
Cost of Maintenance, Custom Code, Upgrades 4 min read
Are Hidden Costs of Software Maintenance Burying Your IT Department?
Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President
4 min read

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 […]