How to educate your ERP system

Mar 13, 2017 by Stefan van den Brink Category: ERP 0 comments

What kind of child do you have? Your ERP system is a living, breathing thing and much like employees and your children: you only get the best out of them based on the effort you put in them, the attention you give them, the treatment you give them and what education you give them. The […]

Top reasons why ERP implementations are successful

Internet is full with the same messaging “why ERP implementations fail”. Most bloggers simply explain the doom scenarios. Some are telling how you can prevent it by telling you that if you hire company XYZ things will be good because of the: Experience, Best People, Market knowledge, methodology etc. I would like to approach it […]

Keep It Simple Stupid

If you google pictures with employees you see lots of smiling, handshaking, high-fiving, applauding and motivated people. It looks like they are enjoying what they are doing. Is this representing the reality of everyday life? Probably not.

Dirty trick practiced in ERP world

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The road to finding Ikigai and what Kaya Consulting can offer you!

Ikigai is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being”. Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Grasshopper Over 4 years I worked for a company in The Netherlands. I was an AX consultant. Actually I was an XAL consultant and when AX […]

Customers are far from normal

“In my 19 years of implementing ERP systems, absolutely none”, I admitted and my colleagues confirmed this.  “So why do you try to conform to something that is actually not normal?”, the consultant asked. “Because that is what the customers want to hear: ‘Vanilla ERP system’, ‘Cloud’, ‘Agile’, ‘Fixed price’, these are all the current […]

Sandbagging ERP implementations

Sandbagging ˈsan(d)baɡ’ / verb: deliberately underperform in a race or competition to gain an unfair advantage “You have the solution to this issue? So you were sandbagging us?”, the ERP manager said with a dark face while accusing me. “If you are open to an explanation, I can explain”, I offered, but sadly at that […]

How to save millions on ERP Implementation

“My SAP implementation went 7x over budget, I’m ashamed to say this happened under my watch”, said the IT director of a large petroleum company during a presales presentation of Dynamics AX. “So we`re looking for an alternative”. “Are you asking me how much will it cost to implement Dynamics AX and more importantly how […]

How we saved an international retailer from bankruptcy! Part 2

So let’s recap… Previously on “the walking dead” You are clueless about where your items are, orders are not received on time or at all, vendors are not fulfilling their whole purchase order, nor do they deliver on time. The multi-million-dollar system you just bought gives inaccurate forecast and your in house made point of […]

How we saved an international retailer from bankruptcy! Part 1

“So can you help us?”, asked the logistics director Let me summarize: You are not necessarily overstocked, but you are somewhat clueless about where your items are; maybe in this warehouse, maybe in another, maybe in transit or maybe in one of your many shops, even though you have one of the best barcode scanner […]