ERP Optimisation

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.

How to Drive Continuous Improvement with your Enterprise Applications

Once an Enterprise Business application such as an ERP or a CRM solution has been implemented, how do you ensure that you can drive continuous improvement to realise all the benefits that were identified as part of the business systems strategy and system selection projects? You drive continuous improvement in every other part of your business, so the IT function and the management of enterprise business applications should not be an exception.

Production Scheduling challenges for food and beverage manufacturers

Demand management is a significant challenge for food and beverage manufacturers. Making product to stock is not always a viable option where you have short shelf-life. Some companies will primarily use forecasts to drive the production plan as customer orders may not be received until the very last minute. Demand can be affected by seasonal and other factors such as weather and sales promotions.

Hosting your ERP solution: 10 questions to consider

Much advice about ERP investment decisions (Lumenia’s included) will tell you that ERP is a business transformation project, not an IT project. Also that the business case should focus on the business benefits that will be realised. These statements are both valid and are both fundamentals of a successful ERP project.

IT Service Management for Enterprise Applications

Once an Enterprise Business application such as an ERP or a CRM solution has been implemented, how do you ensure that you capture the effort to support the application and drive and manage change?

Mobile ERP

Mobile solutions for ERP are no longer a fancy add-on – they’re fundamental to the modern work environment.

Eight symptoms of suboptimal ERP

There are many tell-tale signs that an ERP system is not performing the way it should be. Assess your situation against this analysis of eight common symptoms that your ERP system may be suboptimal.

Planning ERP Upgrades - Part 3: The Upgrade Implementation Project

Having recently completed managing a successful ERP upgrade project, I thought it would be good to reflect on a few of the key factors behind making an ERP upgrade project a success:

Planning ERP Upgrades - Part 2: What Will the Upgrade Cost?

In the second in a series of Blogs on ERP Upgrades, John Donagher looks at the question of upgrade costs. If you’re planning an ERP upgrade then you need to get a handle on your project costs. What are the main things you need to take into consideration?

Planning ERP Upgrades - Part 1: Why do you need to Upgrade?

Upgrading an existing ERP system generally doesn’t involve the same level of upheaval as a new implementation, but it’s still an important technology project carrying a substantial cost that needs to be done properly. What are the key things to look out for?

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