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Before Implementing ERP Systems, Implement Application Data Management!

by Andrew White  |  October 13, 2017

I saw this headline in today's Techtarget email: Before implementing ERP systems, identify their many components.  I simply had to read it.  It's a good article.  It nicely captures a...

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What Effective Information Stewardship Would Have Done

by Andrew White  |  January 19, 2017

Innovation is alive and well and continues to amaze me. I was attending a vendor briefing today with my colleague, Saul Judah, and we were listening to a vendor who...

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Digital Doppelgänger

by Rick Franzosa  |  October 27, 2016

There may be no concept in digital business more compelling than the digital twin.  I remember an early instantiation, back in the late 1990s, where an aerospace and defense firm had a...

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Are We More Productive?

by Andrew White  |  August 10, 2016

Ask yourself this question: concerning what you do at work, have you become more productive, say in the last year? What about the last three years?  What about looking back...

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New Research: Resolve Postmodern ERP Data Complexity and Consistency Through Effective Engagement of Business Process Analysts

by Andrew White  |  June 20, 2016

My colleague Pat Phelan and I  just published a new note: Resolve Postmodern ERP Data Complexity and Consistency Through Effective Engagement of Business Process Analysts. In the postmodern ERP era, comprehensive business...

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One Source of the Truth

by Rick Franzosa  |  March 18, 2016

I was having a discussion with a client about some of the jargon that is popular in the realm of manufacturing software systems. We got to one of my favorites....

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Digital Manufacturing Doesn't Just Happen

by Rick Franzosa  |  February 16, 2016

We are all about Digital.  Digital music, digital photography, digital business and, of course digital manufacturing. For several years, we have seen manufacturers that were in the process of 'digitizing'.  They were scanning...

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) does NOT manage customer-facing product information - true or false?

by Andrew White  |  July 16, 2015

I just heard this from a client while on an inquiry: "I have to go to my users and now tell them that we need another 'P underscore M' solution since our...

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The Battle of the BOM - Do We Even Understand the Terms of the Fight?

by Andrew White  |  May 29, 2015

A colleague of mine (Michael Moran) shared with me an interesting blog: The Next Big Boom in PLM and ERP and the Battle Over mBOM Ownership.  Though this blog is...

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The UK's Productivity Puzzle (and how IT can help)

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2015

After blogging only the other day about the importance of productivity over employment to the U.S. economy (see Economic Minute #7: The Growth that Doesn't Satisfy), I noted with some...

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