ERP return on investment (ROI)

Stylised flat image of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems promise benefits but it takes time and effort to achieve the promised results. You need a recipe for success. An ERP system return on investment (ROI) is not guaranteed. In 2012, Auckland city forecast a NZ$10 million per year return on its SAP ERP system investment of NZ$71million. By 2014…

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Ensuring value for money when hiring consultants

Consultants are an obvious target for cost savings. Why are you paying these people all this money? Fair question. Sometimes you shouldn’t. On the other hand, consultants are called in at short notice to do complex tasks in short timeframes and are expected to meet high standards. They do jobs that are only required occasionally,…

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Don’t start a project you can’t finish

Many projects go over budget and take longer than expected.  Some just fail or need to be rescued.  The Corinth Canal was a fascinating project. Read the story below and consider the lessons at the end. The strategy and strategic abandonment Periander, ruler of Corinth In the 7th century B.C., was losing many ships in…

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Lessons Learned: 5 key examples from recent project experiences

It’s always important to reflect and learn from our experiences. In this blog, we will share 5 lessons learned from some exciting and challenging projects. Identify Business Drivers One of the most important lessons we’ve learned is the significance of understanding and aligning with the business drivers behind a project. Gain a clear understanding of…

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