Control Your ERP Destiny: Reduce Project Costs, Mitigate Risks, and Design Better Business Solutions

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Street Smart ERP Publications, Jan 15, 2013 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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This is the first book to present comprehensive strategies and techniques that enable organizations to take charge of their Enterprise Resource Planning projects to drive success. The author describes how to become less dependent on outside consultants, significantly reduce implementation and support costs, mitigate project risks, and design business solutions that work for your company.

This book also contains hundreds of tips to create internal project ownership, select ERP software, manage service providers, transfer software knowledge, develop the right implementation strategies, establish a realistic schedule and budget, and streamline business processes. It is a guide to making informed decisions during each project phase. The information is applicable to new implementations and system upgrades. 

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"You owe it to your company and yourself to read this book. If you do so, you will sharply increase your odds for success and spend a lot less money. Steve has done the ERP industry a big service." - Thomas F. Wallace, early ERP pioneer, author, and Distinguished Fellow at The Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence. 

"There really aren't many "must-read" ERP books in the 30 year (or so) history of ERP, but you can add this book to the must-read list. The book fits nicely into what I call the Center of Excellence movement - the push by ERP customers to gain more value out of their ERP investments and endure less headaches." - Jon Reed, SAP/ERP Market Analyst.

"I love this book." - R. Ray Wang. CEO and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research and a founding partner of the Altimeter Group.

"If the Project Management Institute (PMI) had a certification program in ERP Management, this would be the only textbook needed." - Andy Klee, President, Klee Associates, ERPtips.com (SAP), and JDEtips.com (JD Edwards).




































 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the author is a real thought leader. everything written in the book are so true. as an ERP consultant myself, i can foresee that this is going to be the future of erp implementation.
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rabi narayan mohanty

Contents

A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY
1
TAKING PROJECT OWNERSHIP
8
THE NEXT LEVEL SELFRELIANCE
15
ALIGNING SENIOR MANAGEMENT
27
SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE
43
SELECTING SOFTWARE CONSULTANTS
90
THE ERP ROADMAP
107
BUSINESS CASE OBJECTIVES AND BENEFITS
123
ORGANIZING FOR SUCCESS
159
THE REAL SCHEDULE AND BUDGET
180
THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS TO ASK
193
PUSHING AND PULLING FOR CHANGE
200
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER RAISING THE BAR
205
BREAKING DOWN THE SILOS
228
TESTING
238
STAYING ON TRACK
246

CHOICE OF METHODOLOGY
132
PROJECT SCOPE AND BOUNDARIES
137
THE SOFTWARE ROLLOUT STRATEGY
152
How to Contact the Author
252
REFERENCES
253
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About the author (2013)

Steven Phillips is an ERP professional with over twenty-seven years of implementation experience as a software consultant and a practitioner within industry. His background includes senior management education, software selection, project management, application consulting, process redesign, systems design, testing, training, and post go-live support. This extensive knowledge is coupled with a rare combination of functional experience in operations management, IT management, and business re-engineering. His industry experiences include manufacturing, distribution, business services, and the public sector. 

Steve has a degree in Production & Operations Management with advanced studies in Industrial Management. Previously certified by the American Production and Inventory Control Society, he has written articles appearing in APICS publications. He is also a featured contributor to several popular ERP related websites.