Regardless of industry and size, the issue of change management is critical to success of new software. Remember software is only as the good as the people using it. And the people using it are only as good as their motivation and training to use it.
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In reality, most mid-sized and smaller firms ignore business process reengineering (BPR) when planning a new ERP system. They tend to get caught up in a myriad of financial, IT and other issues, and often assume BPR is a big business type issue anyway. While it is true that the complexity of big business makes BPR more of an issue for larger enterprises, this issue effects even small enterprises.
HADOOP is the platform, not a language that you or your marketing director will be using, but the data analytics people place a more user-friendly query language on top of HADOOP to access the data and generate graphs, reports, visuals, etc.
So though you will not use HADOOP directly, if you are looking forward to using BI seriously and integrating it with Big Data, you will likely be making use of HADOOP sometime soon.
Over the years, I have heard of many scenarios of an ERP project getting into trouble. After all, it happens to practically everyone at some point in the implementation. But check out this list and you’ll see something really off the wall.
All serious users of manufacturing big data hope the data analytics software will massage your data into predictive information to generate greater business efficiencies.
But we in the manufacturing IT sector must ask that old juvenile but honest question: Are we there yet?