Exploring ERP Trends: Key Insights for 2024

The ERP software industry is undergoing significant transformation, driven by technological advancements and evolving business needs. Here, we explore some of the most impactful trends that are shaping the ERP landscape in 2024. AI: The Unstoppable Force in ERP Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a pivotal force in the ERP industry, revolutionizing how businesses […]
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Understanding Configure Price Quote (CPQ) in Digital Transformation

For companies that manufacture complex and customizable products, the process of configuring, pricing, and quoting (CPQ) can be daunting. The intricacies involved in assembling these products to meet specific customer requirements necessitate a robust CPQ capability. This blog delves into what CPQ is, why it's crucial for certain businesses, the challenges in traditional ERP systems, […]
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ERP Implementations: 5 Fun and Important Facts You Need to Know

Implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is often a challenging endeavor. However, amidst these challenges, there are many interesting and essential facts that can help you navigate the process more effectively. Today, we’ll dive into some fun and important facts about ERP implementations that you need to know before getting started. Understanding ERP Implementations […]
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Ensuring Digital Readiness Before Embracing New Technology

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, organizations are constantly bombarded with the latest trends promising to revolutionize their operations. From artificial intelligence to blockchain, the allure of new tech can be compelling. However, integrating these trends into an organization's digital transformation strategy requires more than just an eagerness to adopt the latest innovations. It requires […]
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Understanding the Chart of Accounts, The Bedrock of ERP Implementation

In any successful ERP implementation, the foundation is a well-structured chart of accounts. But what exactly is a chart of accounts, and how does it relate to your digital transformation journey? Let's explore this crucial element and understand its significance. What is a Chart of Accounts? A chart of accounts (COA) is a structured list […]
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Overcoming Resistance to Change in Organizations: 10 Practical Tips

When facing resistance to change in an organization, especially when the executive team pushes for a system that may not be the right fit, it's crucial to navigate the situation thoughtfully and strategically. Here are some insights and tips on how to manage such scenarios effectively: Understanding the Problem First and foremost, it's essential to […]
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Microsoft vs. Google: A Tale of 2 Philosophies in Manufacturing Technology

In the realm of manufacturing technology, two giants—Microsoft and Google—stand with markedly different approaches. Having recently delved into their philosophies and strategies, particularly in the context of their partnerships and solutions for the manufacturing industry, it's clear that their fundamental differences shape how they address manufacturers' needs. Google's Partner-Centric Approach Google, known for its innovative […]
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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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