7 Reasons Why ERP Implementations Fail, and 11 Steps to Ensure they Succeed

By Anton Oosthuizen   In the current economic climate, fear is a very real emotion felt by many business owners. Particularly when that fear is based on a bad experience in the past, or even just hearsay. This is true for enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation projects. Every CIO, CFO, and business owner has read horror stories of stalled deployments and overrun budgets that grounded projects for years.   It is understandable that many consider staving off the benefits that ERP implementations bring for as long as possible, as it…

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Old school disruption may be the catalyst SA needs for digital transformation

While South Africa navigates its way through lockdown measures and confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases now head towards 600 000, this is a time to take stock and act. By Hamilton Ratshefola, country GM at IBM South Africa Many industries can use this time to realign and regard this challenge as an opportunity to re-wire the fundamentals of the way they do business. This is an opportunity for South Africa to completely embrace digital transformation. Indeed, the wealth of opportunity at our country’s disposal in terms of technological skills ensures it…

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