ERP Implementation

Compliance Needs ERP

The regulatory landscape is getting more complex for corporate entities all the time, both nationally and internationally. In the EU, the GDPR regime is looming in May 2018. The slightly less well known 2014 Directive 95 is already in force, mandating non-financial and diversity information from over 6,000 large organisations across the EU. These are general corporate obligations, in financial markets, MiFID II also comes into force this year.

Understanding OJEU and ERP Selection

Is your organisation subject to public procurement policy? If you’re planning to embark on an ERP implementation you may need to follow strict rules for tendering via the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). This article explains what OJEU is and its implications for selecting an ERP supplier.

Different ERP Services, Different ERP Challenges

The services sector ranges from office and yacht cleaners to City or Wall Street financial brokers and advisers, from IT systems maintenance and consultancy to tourist guides to logistics to pest control. Services and retail employees far outnumber manufacturing, partly because of the rise of automation and robotics. The future of developed economies is clearly based on services, which in turn involve human skills increasingly supported and supplemented by ever more intelligent systems.

Make to Order Is Big Challenge to ERP

In the early days of ERP [Enterprise Resource Planning], the major part of the functional requirements from the system was to look after the administration of orders for raw materials, components, parts and so on and link them to the manufacturing or operations systems and the central financial management systems. Clearly, the on-site stock position for those elements was an essential requirement to avoid expensive downtime or delays and so MRP [Materials Requirements Planning] was in many ways the precursor of ERP as we know it.

3 Tips for Successful IT Projects in the Public Sector

The pace of IT project delivery in the public sector can feel slow and frustrating at times, particularly compared to similar projects in the private sector. Every organisation and every project is different, of course, but many would agree there's at least some truth in this observation.

The ERP Failure Factors

Gartner research has found out that globally from 55% up to 75% of all ERP projects fail. The definition of ‘failure’ is a bit fluid but certainly means the projects did not reach their objectives. At the extreme end, the new systems did not work in any meaningful way or the cost overruns were 100% or more. This level of failure must be daunting to any organisation planning to renew or replace its ERP systems. So what are the key causes or influencing factors in ERP implementation failure?

System Change V's Customisation V's Configuration V's Standard

One of the top costs of implementing a new ERP system can be the level of changes to base code required to implement the system according to requirements. Are these business processes necessary? Can better processes be deployed?

The benefits of Finite Production Scheduling in Food and Beverage

Generally the issue with standard production planning and scheduling in ERP systems is that it is usually based on some form of MRP. These standard solutions assume infinite capacity, and work using lead times that include queuing time as well as processing time and typically take into account only a couple of other constraints such as due date and minimum batch size. There are many other constraints and rules to be considered to create a feasible schedule. 

ERP consultants: Why does independence matter?

Lumenia is an independent ERP consulting organisation. But what does “independent” mean in this context and why does it matter?

4 tips for novice ERP Project Managers

Managing an ERP implementation can be a tough assignment, especially for those with little experience of such a role but nominated for the task by their organisation. Here are four tips for the novice ERP project manager.

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