I recently came to the realization that I have been implementing business management systems for over 30 years. In the early days, most of the time it was the company’s first computer system and generating value was relatively easy. By the time Y2K came around, the ERP boom was over and most companies had been through either implementing a new system or upgrading to prevent the potential disaster.
The impetus for change today is often growth, aging technology (infrastructure or software), or a desire to become more nimble or effective in our key functions. Decisions in selection of new systems is often based upon features and functions, ability to tailor to your specific business, deployment method (cloud, in-house, either), and of course, perceived value and cost. I challenge you to think about choices from three alternative perspectives about the platform and its publisher:
The complete article is published on LinkedIn and in three subsequent posts I am going to explain more about how and why I came to the conclusions that now bigger is better and why we focus on Sage and SAP as our developers of choice and how we build application defined clouds for these publishers.