Improve Order-to-Cash Performance: How to streamline development cycles to gain faster revenue and earnings growth

People, process and technology improvements drive Order-to-Cash performance but a key to continuous revenue and earnings growth is introducing a pipeline of new products in a fast, effective manner. Agile Development and Business Process Technology Alignment (BPTA) are two techniques that can help create impressive future revenues streams through strong teamwork across your company. A…

“We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto”: 9 ERP Software Lessons to Avoid Witches and Glitches During Selection and Implementation

The Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz once asked, “What have you learned, Dorothy?”  Her answer reflected an incredible journey that not only involved witches and flying monkeys, but also three travel companions. We’ve traveled the yellow-brick road of ERP Software Selection and Implementation with many clients and different industries. Based on these journeys,…

What Gets Measured Gets Done! – The Secret to BPTA Success

Ever since Tom Peters wrote in Search of Excellence in 1982, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have played a greater role in managing business operations. Refer to the sidebar for specific areas of strategic business improvements that can be driven by KPIs. Business Process Technology Alignment (BPTA) projects utilize milestone management during the project, supported by…

Software Implementation: Impact, Results and Key Performance Indicators

Every new software implementation comes with certain expectations: improved efficiency, better performance, headcount reduction, happier customers and, occasionally, business survival. Whatever your reason, the results must justify the time, effort and costs. The impact of an implementation is typically first felt by your employees. Despite all of the training provided, there will still be questions…

6 Travel Tips for Your Software Implementation Roadmap

You’ve selected new software and now the fun really begins – getting it implemented. A previous blog provided a “Software Implementation Overview: Why It’s Important,” which can help lay the foundation. Here are some key tips for you and your Project Manager on the road to a successful software implementation. 1. Project preparation A seasoned Project…

BPTA Execution and Deliverables: A Recipe for Success

In our blog post entitled Business GPS: A Roadmap To Continuous Improvement, we described the “ingredients” in each phase of a Business Process Technology Alignment (BPTA) project. This post explains how to carry out a successful BPTA Plan, which is a recipe for successful project execution. It documents the actions necessary to define, prepare, integrate…

Software Implementation: Execution and Key Deliverables

How to overcome go-live issues and prepare for post-execution business dynamics You’ve met the challenge of building solid requirements, identifying risk and benefits and building a solid foundation for success and now you’ve reached the point of executing the implementation plan. You’ve checked off all the boxes but realize there may be some unexpected events…

Business GPS: A Roadmap to Continuous Improvement

Business Process Technology Alignment (BPTA) serves as your “Business GPS” to help you get from where your organization is today to where you want it to be in the most direct fashion. BPTA is a proven approach to help businesses align strategy, people, process, and technology to set the direction for business success. It provides the…

Software Implementation Overview: Why It’s Important

An essential step in business process improvement is the successful implementation of new software. Once you’ve evaluated your business requirements and software options and decided what to buy, you face a critical step in your improvement initiative. You have identified the main pain points / issues in your business that need to be addressed with…

SI&OP – Your Navigation Plan for Success

You are ready to get started on your Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP) journey, so we will lay out the steps and considerations for a robust and enduring SI&OP process. As you follow the roadmap to SI&OP success, you want to ensure effective execution and define your key deliverables. A strong SI&OP process becomes…

 
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