Lean Manufacturing’s simple common sense tools are effective and do not require a large investment of capital so they will continue to be front and center in smart shop manager’s thinking.
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What’s in a name? Buying software from a large, cash rich vendor is no guarantee of success. Success comes from the bottom up, knowing whether the product meets your needs and is being supported by a competent, service oriented reseller who knows your business and your industry.
Without a staff person who grasps the full meaning of change management and who has significant authority about important company decisions, everyone who purchases new software is at risk for disappointment or outright failure.
ERP software acquisitions happen frequently. This can be a very good thing for the users of the acquired company or not so good depending on the goals of the buyer and their philosophy of running the company. Software users are advised to rate their vendor as a candidate to sell out and how that might impact them.
In the early 1980’s, I worked as a product manager for a time sharing company designing and developing financial software applications for medium to large companies. My role was to stand in-between software users and the people who wrote the code to make the software work. I was the communication link that translated what users wanted to something the programmers could understand.
Sheldon Needle President of CTSGuides.com
CTSGUIDES.COM, offering reviews, ratings, tools, and expert advice to help companies select software. Sheldon is a former CFO, consultant and software designer who has published more than 20 guides on software selection.
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