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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 6 Components of Organizational Readiness for ERP Implementation

Top 6 Components of Organizational Readiness for ERP Implementation

One misunderstanding that is prevalent among business owners is a simplified view of business transformation: choose a technology and implement it. How hard could it be? Well, as long as you know which technology will produce tangible business results. Most importantly, how to get there. But let’s not get too far, as most companies struggle

Top 10 Most Common Non-Core ERP Modules

Top 10 Most Common Non-Core ERP Modules

The list of ERP modules is endless. To an extent that they might come across as overwhelming. But not each module is as critical. Also, each ERP, depending on its positioning, might have different modules. While core modules are likely to be the same across the majority of the ERP solutions, the non-core modules differ

Top 10 Most Common ERP Modules

Top 10 Most Common ERP Modules

Searching for an ERP solution that suits your business model? If so, the first thing you would need is to understand the functional behavior of the system based on the processes you plan to host in the ERP system. As well as how it would affect your business. While each business might need a few

Top 10 ERP Data Re-engineering Candidates Leading to ERP Implementation Failure

Top 10 ERP Data Re-engineering Candidates Leading to ERP Implementation Failure

Regardless of how cutting-edge ERP technology might be, your current enterprise data is a major driver of operational efficiency. The efficiency that you will gain (or lose, equally likely) using your newly implemented ERP system. Understanding ERP data re-engineering issues requires mastery of cross-disciplinary processes, information modeling, and multi-system expertise. But most importantly, enterprise alignment

Top 10 Critical Components of the ERP Selection RFP

Top 10 Critical Components of the ERP Selection RFP

Who wants to deal with an ERP selection RFP? Literally no one. They are boring, dry, and unnecessary. Everyone is generally super frustrated with them. Because of this issue, some companies choose not to compete in opportunities requiring an RFP. The customers are equally afraid of writing one because of the fear of not getting

Top 10 Steps of the ERP Selection Process

Top 10 Steps of the ERP Selection Process

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

Top 10 ERP Selection Deliverables

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

Top 10 ERP Selection Biases

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

Top 10 ERP Integration Technologies

System integration is like a commute, getting you from A to B. So why is there an 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.

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2024 Digital Transformation Report

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