How to save 1 MILLION on your AX system

In my latest blog I showed you the options you have when it comes to updating your AX system. If you haven’t read that one yet check it out here. In this blog we will focus on the Stable Evergreen situation. This is the environment where you have an AX system that is customized to […]

Why System Updates Aren’t Always Necessary

In my last blog “Are those SLA’s a Fool’s Bargain?” I explained the service level agreement, which you signed with your implementing partner after you implemented a new system. However, this partner will tell you that system updates are necessary, but that`s not always the case. So let`s see what options do you have.

Are those SLAs a Fool’s Bargain?

Alright, a question for you guys. Have you ever heard of a SLA (service level agreement)? It’s the thing you agree on with your implementing partner after they have successfully implemented your new system. If you’ve come so far, congratulations. You’ve probably managed to overcome a lot of hiccups along the way but you made […]

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 […]