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Top 15 Digital Transformation Trends in 2024

2023 didn’t turn out to be the year we expected. It was full of ups and downs. While some positive indicators suggest promise for 2024, ongoing uncertainty is anticipated until a potential interest rate decrease in H2 of the following year. This uncertainty is poised to directly influence digital transformation trends, leading CFOs to adopt

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Top 10 Steps of the ERP Selection Process in 2023

Top 10 Steps of the ERP Selection Process in 2023

Where do you draw the line between the ERP selection process and implementation? It’s a tricky question. Because of this, various schools of thought exist: does it make sense to invest in process documentation? When to clean your data? Let me give an easy answer: it depends. Easy, wasn’t it? Opinions differ primarily because of

Top 10 ERP Selection Deliverables In 2023

Top 10 ERP Selection Deliverables in 2023

Understanding why ERP selection matters requires alignment on the output of the process, but what’s the output? Right software? Consensus among teams? Sweet discount? ERP selection deliverables? But watch out, even success can be tricky. What if your initial success might fall on its face? What if your implementation teams shred the initial recommendations? And

Top 10 ERP Selection Biases In 2023

Top 10 ERP Selection Biases in 2023

ERP selection biases run rampant, even evading the experts’ radar unless they follow a quantitative framework. But beware, even frameworks can mislead without deep subject matter expertise and an intimate familiarity with “political forces.” What’s worse? They nudge you to feel confident in your decisions, only to face disappointment in the business results later. So,

Top 10 ERP Integration Technologies in 2023

Top 10 ERP Integration Technologies in 2023

System integration is like a commute, getting you from A to B. So why the overload of ERP integration tech options? Well, sometimes the destination is a system or an external business, and that determines the right integration technology choice. These options aren’t just programming languages but products of industry collaboration for interoperability. They may

Top 10 Practices Hurting the ERP Industry in 2023

Top 10 Practices Hurting the ERP Industry in 2023

The enterprise software (or ERP) industry has always struggled to justify its hefty price tags. Seriously, why is software still breaking the bank when the hardware is on a discount spree? Remember the good ol’ days of on-prem software? Customers were just getting used to paying for support and licenses. But then the cloud came

Top 10 Types of ERP Companies in 2023

Top 10 Types of ERP Companies in 2023

Navigating the ERP industry could be hard with so many different ERP company types. If this is your first time engaging with ERP companies, you might be confused about their role. The problem starts with marketing verbiage sounding similar. As well as each of them claiming to be an expert at business transformation or process

Top 10 ERP Selection Types in 2023

ERP selection is not just about filling functional checklists. Asking teams to vote. Or picking a system that works for everyone. It’s a lot more than that. Done right, ERP selection addresses several perspectives, including change management and business transformation. As well as technical and financial feasibility, program management, and enterprise architecture. Depending upon their

Top 10 Enterprise Business Transformation Change Management Deliverables in 2023

Top 10 Enterprise Business Transformation Change Management Deliverables in 2023

No two change management projects are the same. Each project has its own nuances,  thus requiring a different level of subject matter expertise. While change management is often thought of as a function to support the business users’ needs, it’s more than that. Why? Because enterprise business transformation initiatives typically result in substantial refactoring of

Top 10 Reasons Why Test-Driven ERP Implementation Is Superior In 2023

Top 10 Reasons Why Test-driven ERP Implementation is Superior in 2023

Before we touch on why test-driven ERP implementation is superior, let’s do a quick recap on software testing. First, who likes to rehearse? No one. Practice is boring, regardless of whether you talk about stage performance or ERP implementations. Understanding the importance of testing is even more difficult unless you test for living. That’s probably


2024 Digital Transformation Report

This digital transformation report summarizes our annual research on ERP and digital transformation trends and forecasts for the year 2024.