SaaS vs. Private Cloud: Making the Right Choice for Your Digital Transformation

When embarking on a digital transformation, one of the biggest decisions an organization needs to make is what kind of technology to deploy. Are you going to choose a SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud solution or opt for a private cloud solution? Understanding the differences, as well as the pros and cons of each, […]
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Achieving Digital Maturity: 4 Essential Strategies for Digital Transformation

Digital maturity is essential for organizations worldwide to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. This article explores the concept of digital maturity, its key components, and actionable steps to enhance it. What is Digital Maturity? Digital maturity refers to an organization’s ability to adapt to and leverage digital technologies effectively. This concept encompasses […]
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Avoiding ERP Failure: 8 Strategies for Successful Digital Transformation

ERP failures are a common phenomenon in the digital transformation space, but unfortunately, organizations have become normalized to this concept. But why is that? What can you do to avoid such failures? Let's delve into these questions and explore strategies to ensure successful ERP implementations. The Reality of ERP Failures It's estimated that anywhere between […]
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Starting Off in Consulting: Key Advice for Newcomers

Embarking on a career in consulting can be both exciting and daunting. The consulting world offers vast opportunities for growth, learning, and impact, but it also presents unique challenges. If you're just starting out, here are some crucial pieces of advice to help you navigate this journey successfully. Find Your Fit One of the most […]
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Vaporware: A Real Problem in the ERP Software Industry

Introduction Vaporware is a pervasive issue in the ERP software industry, often leading to misled expectations, implementation challenges, and financial risks for businesses. This blog will delve into the concept of vaporware, its implications, and strategies to navigate the risks it presents during the software selection and implementation process. Understanding Vaporware Vaporware refers to software […]
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The Future of Work: How AI is Transforming Jobs and Required Skills

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the workplace, redefining job roles, and altering the skills required for future success. A question recently raised asked, "How will AI affect the way people work in the future? What impact will it have on the jobs humans do?" This is a pressing topic that touches on technological advancements, […]
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Leveraging D365 for Business Transformation: Key Advantages and Insights

When comparing Dynamics 365 (D365) to other technologies and solutions in the market, several notable strengths and advantages stand out. In this blog, we'll dive into these benefits, focusing on the flexibility of configuration and integration, as well as other functional and technical strengths that make D365 a compelling choice for organizations. 1. Seamless Integration […]
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5 Strategies for Business Transformation Without Heavy Technology Investment

In the realm of digital and business transformation, there's a prevailing notion that substantial investment in technology is an absolute necessity. This perspective often creates a daunting "all or nothing" mentality, making organizations believe that without cutting-edge technology, their transformation efforts are bound to fail. However, this isn't always the case. Organizations can embark on […]
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Navigating the Dynamics of D365 Implementations Across Industries

Implementing technology solutions in various industries offers valuable insights into the flexibility and adaptability of different systems. D365, in particular, demonstrates remarkable versatility, supporting diverse business processes and operational needs across multiple sectors. The Telco Wireless Experience In the telecommunications industry, especially within a wireless provider, there is a heavy emphasis on field service management […]
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3 AI Strategies for Distributors and Retailers: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Innovation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing distribution and retail industries, offering unprecedented opportunities for operational efficiency, customer engagement, and strategic decision-making. This comprehensive exploration delves into the multifaceted landscape of AI adoption in distribution and retail, highlighting key strategies, challenges, and human-centric approaches essential for harnessing AI's full potential. Strategic Imperatives for AI Adoption in Distribution […]
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Evaluating Technology Options: Key Criteria for Success

Evaluating technology options can be overwhelming for organizations. With numerous criteria to consider, it's essential to focus on the most critical aspects to ensure the chosen solution aligns with business needs and drives success. This blog delves into the most important criteria to consider when evaluating technology options, helping organizations make informed decisions. Understanding Return […]
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Third Stage Consulting Expands in EMEA: Leading the Charge with Aaron Patterson

Introduction to the Expansion Third Stage Consulting is embarking on an exciting journey of expansion into the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region. With a strong foundation in the United States and a growing presence in other parts of the world, the consultancy is poised to bring its unparalleled expertise in digital transformation to […]
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Eric Kimberling
Eric is known globally as a thought leader in the ERP consulting space. He has helped hundreds of high-profile enterprises worldwide with their technology initiatives, including Nucor Steel, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Kodak, Coors, Boeing, and Duke Energy. He has helped manage ERP implementations and reengineer global supply chains across the world.

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