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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

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 […]

The Hidden Tax that Comes with Traditional Application Management Services (AMS)
AMS, ERP 6 min read
The Hidden Tax that Comes with Traditional Application Management Services (AMS)

The model for traditional application management services (AMS) is broken. It’s dated and complex with a time and materials contract structure and a “man-hours” billing system. While the model was originally provisioned for issue resolution, the reality may lead to a continuous, almost unwitting client accommodation of large and growing numbers of billable hours for […]

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

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, […]

New Application Management Service (AMS) Models are Emerging to Address the IT Talent Shortage
AMS, ERP 5 min read
New Application Management Service (AMS) Models are Emerging to Address the IT Talent Shortage

This article originally appeared on Diginomica.com; it has been modified for this space. The pool of IT experts is shrinking and the talent that remains is being spread thinner as new technologies create demand for expertise.  According to Gartner’s “Survey Data: Gartner Talent Management for Tech CEOs Survey, 2020“1 report: “Tech CEOs rank attracting and […]

Deriving Value through Co-Creation: ITIL and Other Best Practices Frameworks
CIO Strategies, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
Deriving Value through Co-Creation: ITIL and Other Best Practices Frameworks

This article originally appeared on Forbes.com; it has been modified for this space. CIOs have a new mandate from CEOs: accelerate innovation and growth as a business-driven thought leader rather than simply a caretaker of technology. This paradigm shift requires changes in how CIOs and their teams work, and in how they deliver on the […]

Fast-track Your Cloud Strategy
CIO Strategies, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
Fast-track Your Cloud Strategy

This article originally appeared on CIOReview.com; it has been modified for this space. Considering a move to the cloud? CIOs cite a variety of reasons to do so, including cost savings, scalability, and the ability to more quickly deliver/enable initiatives for the business. At the same time, the number of cloud vendors and products — […]

The Best Time to Take Back Control of Your Oracle Roadmap is NOW
ERP, Maximize ROI, Oracle 2 min read
The Best Time to Take Back Control of Your Oracle Roadmap is NOW

Many Oracle customers are currently facing a May 2020 maintenance renewal deadline that may lock them into another year of high costs, limited innovation and falling behind. IT today is facing a mandate from the business to evolve beyond a cost center to a source of innovation and growth. However, CIOs running Oracle can be […]

9 Signs that Market Forces are Affecting your IT Roadmap
CIO Strategies, ERP, Innovation 4 min read
9 Signs that Market Forces are Affecting your IT Roadmap

Most CIOs believe they are in control of their IT roadmaps, yet external dynamics are creating pressure to change course. No longer can enterprise roadmaps be calibrated once and then put out of reach. To continue to enable business priorities and drive growth in a dynamic technology environment, roadmaps must be monitored and adjusted to […]

Gartner Predicts 2020
Cloud, Cost of Maintenance, ERP 3 min read
Gartner Predicts 2020

A new year (and a new decade) are ideal times to prognosticate about the future. While it’s one thing for a business to predict great things for its future, it’s quite another for a respected, trusted analyst in the industry to predict great things for your industry…and your business. That’s precisely the case when viewing […]

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