Urges Businesses to Focus on Users During ERP Implementation Urges Businesses to Focus on Users During ERP

New white paper demonstrates value of user-focused ERP implementation through
                             real-life scenarios

Business Wire

DENVER -- August 21, 2013, the makers of the award-winning InsightUnlimited^TM
reporting, budgeting and reconciliation solution for Oracle E-Business Suite
(EBS) and JD Edwards, has unveiled a new industry white paper that offers
specific examples, benefits and scenarios of a user-focused ERP
implementation. The white paper, entitled, “Don’t Implement Your ERP
Backwards,” explores the mishaps of driving an ERP implementation without
proactive focus on information output.

Leveraging expertise from Steve Pardee, owner of Seaglass Consulting and
additional industry analyst firms, including Bloor Research and Panorama
Consulting, the paper clearly identifies a common ERP mistake that many
companies commit – ignoring the business goals that were supposed to be
driving the ERP implementation from the beginning.

In addition, the paper quotes a variety of real-world companies that offer
their perspectives on ERP implementations. Those companies include Bibby
Distribution, Goodman Network, Signature Homes, and Washtenaw County

“ERP has become distorted because too often the business goal is simply to get
it implemented, rather than ensuring that business users derive real benefit
from the ERP solution,” said Pardee. “In this paper, we examine this
distortion and offer ideas and practical tools to help businesses understand
how they can get their ERP back to what it was originally intended to do:
increase business users’ access to information and offer a competitive

Don’t implement your ERP backwards offers businesses a thorough checklist of
how to improve their experience with your ERP systems, including:

  *Identifying what the business really needs from the ERP
  *Focusing on getting answers, not building more reports
  *Reversing the focus back to the user
  *Maximizing the return on the ERP investment
  *How to avoid a backwards ERP implementation

Businesses and ERP experts can download the report here.

“This paper is especially beneficial to C-level business managers who want to
better understand how to have the most successful ERP implementation, and to
managers who want to maximize their current system,” continued Pardee.

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productivity challenges. InsightUnlimited works directly with ERP software, in
real-time, providing end users with a fast, easy way to report, budget, and
reconcile. Today, our award-winning software is used by tens of thousands of
people from a wide range of industries all over the globe.

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Claire Mylott, 303-455-0933
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