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Evaluating the Cloud: What is – Cloud?

Lately everyone I talk to asks me whether they should they migrate their on-premise system (Enterprise Resource Planning/ERP) to the Cloud, invest in their on-premise ERP, or do nothing. Before I answer this question, let’s explore what organizations are defining as the Cloud. Read more

Lessons Learned from ERP Engagements

Let’s start with “What is ERP?” Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance, supply change management and human resources departments and help organizations handle jobs such as order processing, hiring and ordering supplies, etc….

Why Implement an ERP System?
  • Customer Service:  As the market place for your solutions, products and services becomes increasingly competitive, your competition is constantly adapting their legacy systems to meet new requirements imposed by customers.  If you want to stay competitive, you too must
    adapt. Read more

Legacy Back Office Systems are Costing Healthcare

Okay blog readers, I have been saying this for years, the two (2) biggest controllable cost factors in Healthcare continue to rise: Labor and Supply Chain.  So allow me to offer the following statistic from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008), Thomson Reuter Healthcare (2009) and, RC Healthcare (2011). Read more

Continuous Healthcare Supply Chain Management ROI

All of healthcare is under more pressure than ever to keep costs down and thrive…despite near constant business change. Flexibility in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is about having the ability to allow your hospital organization to respond rapidly to changing business landscapes and customer (department) demands to continue to achieve your SCM Return-On-Investment (ROI).  Your SCM solution must be built upon a continuous improvement model that allows you to easily adapt your SCM Key Performance Indicator (KPI) objectives long after implementation and with minimal disruption.

Here is a model to help you achieve your SCM ROI that constantly covers endless savings opportunities.    Read more

Big Bang Theory

While not many business organizations are doing large ERP implementations any more, some public institutions like government agencies, colleges and school districts are getting around to upgrading their old systems.  These organizations are finding that software now comes in large integrated packages that often contain more features or functionality than they had before and perhaps don’t really need. Read more

Invoice Matching/Payables Best Practices

We want you to provide a concise document, that tells us what the healthcare Best Practices are relative to invoice matching, we are not taking about software function, but rather Best Practices for business processes, regardless of whether the software supports them or not. (Hospital AP staff)

Achieving benefits from adopting Best Practices generally results from combining business process (re)design and
leveraging of the software (ERP) application to the best ability to maximize results.

Integrating and streamlining Invoice Matching and Payable can result in direct material Return-On-Investment (ROI). As healthcare organizations work to build efficiency and improve business strategy, many of our healthcare clients have said there is a need for more efficient hospital administrative operations. Read more

Hosted ERP Solutions – The Cool Kid Once More

Traditional thinking would have you believe that a downturn in the economy would lead to an increase in interest for hosted and managed ERP solutions. While this may be true for some low hanging fruit and net new custom development that could take advantage of early cloud-based architectures, the expected systematic uptick did not develop. Read more

Three Steps towards ERP improvement

In 1990, an emerging application software methodology was officially dubbed Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP. While not a completely new concept, changes in technology made it more of a reality and allowed vendors to change the architecture of application software from stand-alone systems to integrated suites. Read more

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