About This Blog
I make my livelihood by helping clients select, implement and optimize ERP software systems. This blog is a collection of my experiences, surprises, discoveries, insight and advice. I'm enthusiastically grateful to others who choose to share their experiences for the benefit of all blog readers.
erp system, sap, saas erp, hosted erp software, fusion, workday, netsuite, open source erp, infor, customer relationship management,sage, on-demand erp, accounting software, project accounting, aplicor, financial system, oracle financials
hosted software, on-demand erp, online accounting software, RFP response, implementation costs, appexchange, business bydesign, siebel, aplicor, salesforce.com, web-based crm
My career, passion and evolution transcend the ERP software industry. As a consultant, I've made a career in providing direction, coaching and advice for ERP software selection projects, implementation projects and post-implementation optimization engagements. I'm a complete enthusiast for this industry and this blog is one of my outlets to harvest and channel my enthusiasm with other like minded professionals.
My ERP upbringing is largely in conjunction with the last three ERP software platform advancements. Like a number of readers on this site, I cut my teeth with the host-based processing ERP systems that operated primarily on mainframes and then later on midrange boxes (primarily the AS/400). The ERP systems that started my learning career back then were McCormick and Dodge, MSA and Dun & Bradsteet Software. Then in the early 1990's at the dawn of the client/server era, I was fortunate to move into the new 'distributed processing' and 'GUI' systems from Oracle (for Oracle Financials), PeopleSoft (originally just HR, but later accounting software), Platinum Software, Baan and SAP. Finally, with the turn of the century I was introduced to software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP systems from NetSuite and Aplicor. I suspect and hope I'll get a chance to help implement SAP's Business ByDesign at some point.
I enjoy attending occassional industry trade shows and networking with interesting people. Please drop me a line if you're scheduling a visit to a show and if I'm also attending I would greatly appeciate an introduction.
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